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What's the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?

Intensive Care Unit/ICU

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The intensive care unit, or ICU, is a special place in the hospital where people can recover from very serious illnesses, accidents, or operations. In the ICU, a patient can get extra help from machines and extra attention from doctors, nurses, and other caring people.