Honouring ICU Professionals
October 23-29 is Canadian Intensive Care Week. It’s a time to profoundly reflect on the tremendous service our colleagues working in intensive care have rendered to society during the past years of the pandemic and continue to do so under such adverse circumstances. I spent more than 20 years working in the ICU in Kingston […]
What is Comfort Care?
Comfort care can be provided in a hospital, a long-term care home, a hospice, or at home. The goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible, so the focus is NOT on curing you. For example, you may receive medications to help with pain or breathing problems. However, you may not receive curative treatments, […]
What is Medical Care?
Medical care is given in the general part of the hospital, often known as a hospital ward. People who are receiving it usually have conditions such as: Infections, like pneumonia, that is not bad enough to require ICU care problems due to an ongoing disease, such as diabetes mild heart attacks or strokes the need […]
Must-know Statistics about ICU Care
What is ICU Care? When patients need intensive care for serious illness or organ failure, they may be cared for in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients may be in the ICU because of: severe infection or bleeding breathing problems a bad accident major surgery Along with strong medicines, there are several machines used in […]