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Managing The Unit

This area is for guidance and shared practice on unit management. It is relevant to any unit looking after critically ill patients (Emergency Department, acute wards, HDU, ICU, peri-operative areas).

Topics include

  • patient admission, discharge, and transfer in critical care units (shared with 'managing the patient')
  • capacity planning, escalation, and contingency plans for normal running/winter pressures
  • emergency planning and resilience for extraordinary circumstances
  • information, links, and help guides for the temporary management of a critically ill child in an adult unit, which may be necessary in any of the above

This material is provided on a reference basis only. Responsibility for selection and clinical application of information rests with individual clinicians at all times.