Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.)

  • Georg Kamm
  • Toni Graf-Baumann


The anaesthetist is responsible for the patient for up to 36 h post-anaesthesia. Post-operative conditions of the patient can change and therefore need conti-nuous and careful observation. Intensive care means extensive and continual careful observation and treatment of patients who suffer from insufficient functioning of one or more of the following systems:
  1. 1)

    Respiratory system

  2. 2)

    Circulatory system

  3. 3)

    Metabolic system



Staff Nurse Nursing Officer Tensive Care Unit Night Duty Clear Airway 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Kamm
    • 1
  • Toni Graf-Baumann
    • 2
  1. 1.Machame HospitalMoshiTanzania
  2. 2.SIFKU-InstitutKielGermany

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