Descriptor English: Critical Care
Descriptor Spanish: Cuidados Críticos
Descriptor asistencia del enfermo crítico
Entry term(s) cuidado intensivo
cuidado intensivo quirúrgico
cuidados intensivos
cuidados intensivos quirúrgicos
terapia intensiva
terapia intensiva quirúrgica
Scope note: Tratamiento prestado a un paciente en estado crítico de su enfermedad durante una crisis o urgencia médica.
Descriptor Portuguese: Cuidados Críticos
Descriptor French: Soins de réanimation
Entry term(s): Care, Critical
Care, Intensive
Care, Surgical Intensive
Intensive Care
Intensive Care, Surgical
Surgical Intensive Care
Tree number(s): E02.760.190
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Intensive Care Units (1966-1974)
Nursing Care (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 75
History Note: 75
DeCS ID: 3439
Unique ID: D003422
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Date Established: 1975/09/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2015/06/26
Critical Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0005333
Scope note Health care provided to a critically ill patient during a medical emergency or crisis.
Preferred term Critical Care
Entry term(s) Care, Critical
Intensive Care - Narrower
Concept UI M0025915
Scope note Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.
Preferred term Intensive Care
Entry term(s) Care, Intensive
Surgical Intensive Care - Narrower
Concept UI M0025916
Preferred term Surgical Intensive Care
Entry term(s) Care, Surgical Intensive
Intensive Care, Surgical

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