Intensive Care 1 of 2

Each year, about four million people in the United States are admitted to intensive care units with complex medical problems that require the highest level of care. This program covers medical advances in critical care treatment that are enabling people to survive serious health challenges. Topics include the latest thinking about ventilator support as well treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • What is intensive care?
  • Conditions that may require critical care
  • Features of a Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Role of ventilators
  • New thinking on ventilator use and oxygen
  • Recovery period following intensive care

Dr. Giora Netzer, a specialist in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Netzer is also an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: January 25, 2013

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