Intensive Care Unit Equipment
Equipment used in the ICU varies from the familiar, such as devices to measure blood pressure, to very specialized devices, such as bedside monitors or dialysis machines. These pages are designed to give a lay-persons description of each piece of equipment, the information provided includes an explanation of how it works, when and for how long it is generally used, and possible complications. These pages were authored by members of the Consumer Webpage Working Party (CWPWP) which is comprised of senior nurisng and medical clinicians from NSW intensive and critical care units as well as consumer, allied health and legal representative. The majority of pages were first posted in June2004.
The first and second round of translations of the Equipment pages are now posted at the site. The translations can be found as "Printer Friendly Versions" links on some Equipment pages.
The Translation Languages are Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italiano and Macedonian.
The information contained on these pages is general in nature and therefore cannot reflect individual patient variation. In addition it reflects Australian intensive care practice which may differ from other countries. It is meant as a back up to specific information which will be discussed with you by the Doctors and Nurses caring for your loved one. ICCMU 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.
Below are the five most read ICU Equipment information. For more ICU Equipment information, please refer to the link on the left.