Your Loved Ones Condition
- On these pages you will find information about your loved ones condition in Intensive Care. These critical illnesses that generally lead to admission to Intensive Care, have been carefully selected and should cover most of the admission scenarios into a Critical Care environment.
- We have tried to simplify the language from medical and nursing jargon to an everyday language so that our readers, who tend not to have a medical or nursing background can understand it
- We have systematized the reports and included descriptions of normal(physiological) and abnormal(non- physiological) of the organ(s) or body systems affected, before we go into detail of what is happening during the ICU stay
- We then give an estimate of how long your loved one might stay in Intensive Care, however bare in mind that Intensive Care is an unpredictable environment and we can only give estimates
- Please note that these pages are written by a senior Critical Care Nurse with more than 13 years Critical Care(Intensive Care) Nursing experience and the pages contain general information only and they may not reflect your loved ones individual condition or experience
- The pages are written to give you a better understanding of your loved ones condition and treatments available, as we believe- with all due respect to Hospitals and Health Care providers- that sometimes Hospital staff may not have the time to fully explain to you exactly what is happening to your loved one