Investigations, monitoring and treatment

Investigations, monitoring and treatment

There are many different types of medical investigations, monitoring and treatments used in an intensive care unit (ICU). Here you will find simple explanations of some of the most common of these.

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The information on this page is general in nature and cannot reflect individual patient variation. It reflects Australian intensive care practice, which may differ from that in other countries. It is intended as a supplement to the more specific information provided by the doctors and nurses caring for your loved one. ICNSW attests to the accuracy of the information contained here but takes no responsibility for how it may apply to an individual patient. Please refer to the full disclaimer.