Admissions of critically ill patients to the ED intensive care unit


ASLANER M. A. , AKKAŞ M., Eroglu S., Aksu N. M. , Ozmen M. M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.33, ss.501-505, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.006
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.501-505

Özet

Introduction: Many emergency departments (EDs) have established units capable of providing critical care because of increasing need for critical care, called as ED intensive care unit (EDICU). However, prolonged critical care leads to crowding, resulting in poor quality of care and high mortality rates. We aimed to determine which type of critically ill patients play a main role for crowding in the EDICU, and how to manage these patients.