Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

EditorialVolume 3 Issue 11

Critical Care Follow up Clinic: Role and Relevance

Zia Arshad*

Additional Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India

*Corresponding Author: Zia Arshad, Additional Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India.

Received: August 22, 2022; Published: October 01, 2022

Abstract

Intensive care units attempt to provide high quality of care to not only to critically ill patients but also provide support to their families during the critical illness. The intensivist spends a lot of his time in the close ICU while providing care. Follow-up ICU clinic is the concept which opens a new horizon for an intensivist from close door ICU to OPD based follow-up ICU clinics. Most of the time patients in ICUs are on mechanical ventilation with sedation with or without muscle relaxant. So interaction between health care provider and the patient are very little, and due to the immense patient load on ICU, they are discharged or transferred back to lower facility as early as possible.

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Citation: Zia Arshad. “Critical Care Follow up Clinic: Role and Relevance". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.11 (2022): 01-02.

Copyright: © 2022 Zia Arshad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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