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House Officers’ Guideline 1: Housekeeping

  • Paul Ellis Marik
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Abstract

Intensive care units embody the miraculous advances of modern medicine. An ICU provides an environment where high-quality, compassionate, physiologically orientated, and evidence-based medicine can be practiced. The ICU is an exciting and challenging place to work and provides a remarkable learning environment. The keys to a successful rotation in the ICU are (1) teamwork and (2) a systematic, disciplined, and organized approach to patient care.

Keywords

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Spontaneous Breathing Trial Critical Illness Polyneuropathy Predict Body Weight Airway Pressure Release Ventilation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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