What does the term "critically ill" mean?

Not medical advice: Critically ill patients are those who have a high risk for life-threatening illnesses or problems. A critically ill patient is highly likely to be more vulnerable and unstable. They may be put under the care of of critical care nurse.

A critical care nurse helps the patient understand their options, helps them obtain necessary care, and provides medical care at home, in a hospital or clinic, or in a outpatient surgery center.

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Updated on Friday, March 23 2012 at 03:38AM EDT
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