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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy





This Web site is the property of the Saudi Intensive Care Association located at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Intensive Care Association (SICA) copyrights the contents of all material available on this Web site unless otherwise indicated. You may not modify, reproduce, or distribute the content on this site, the design or layout of the site, or the SICA logo without written permission.

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There are links on this Web site, which allows users to leave SICA's site. The purpose of the links is to provide educational resources for SICA members and the public. The Association does not control the linked sites and the content available on the sites, nor does it take responsibility for the content or information contained on the linked sites.

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The Association's Web server automatically recognizes only the domain address and browser attributes of visitors to the site. Any information gathered automatically is used for responding to inquiries and for internal review. Domain addresses are not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. No other information is collected from consumers who browse the Web site unless they voluntarily provide it on a Web site form designed for that purpose.

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The Association does not share email addresses with other organizations. All email addresses collected within SICA are kept in strict confidence.

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About ICU

An intensive care unit (ICU), also known as a critical care unit (CCU), intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive care medicine.

Intensive care units cater to patients with the most severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medication in order to ensure normal bodily functions. They are staffed by highly trained doctors and critical care nurses who specialise in caring for seriously ill patients. Common conditions that are treated within ICUs include trauma, multiple organ failure and sepsis.

Patients may be transferred directly to an intensive care unit from an emergency department if required, or from a ward if they rapidly deteriorate, or immediately after surgery if the surgery is very invasive and the patient is at high risk of complications.

About ICU Staff

icu staff

The ICU staff includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers, and others. All staff are specially trained to take care of seriously ill patients.

Seriously ill patients require close observation and monitoring. Specially trained nurses care for one or two patients at a time, each shift. ICU doctors are specially trained critical care doctors. Patients may have special equipment in their room, depending on their unique situation and condition. The equipment in the ICU may seem overwhelming. Patients are connected to machines to monitor their heart, blood pressure, and respiratory rate. Ventilators (breathing machines) assist some patients with breathing until they are able to breathe on their own.