Head-of-bed elevation, stress Ulcer prevention, and Glucose control) ; means of
identifying and checking some of the key aspects in the general care of all
critically ill patients
the insertion of a tube into an external or internal orifice of the body for thepurpose of adding or removing fluids
Intravenous administration of nutrients. This may be supplemental to oral or tube feeding, or it may provide the only source ofnutrition as total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation
Collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into thespace between your lungs and chest wall. This air pushes on the outside of yourlung and makes it collapse. In most cases, only a portion of the lungcollapses.
blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance thathas travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism)
medical device inserted through the nose or mouth andused occasionally in the management of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to esophagealvarices
VAP (ventilator-associated pneumonia)
pneumonia occurring more than 48 h after patients have beenintubated and received mechanical ventilation