Classification of ICU/CCU
High dependency unit (HDU), which could be either separate or attached to a general ward.
Patients nursed in these units are those who require special observation.
These units only undertake immediate resuscitation, short-term ventilation and cardiac monitoring.
Medical personnel not present in the unit all time
The nurse patient ratio is 1:3 and the medical staffs are not present in the unit all the time
Capable of providing prolonged mechanical ventilation but does not have access to comprehensive support facilities.
Nurse patient ratio is 1:2 and a junior medical staff available in the unit all the times
This level of critical care is capable of providing all comprehensive support facilities
The nurse patient ratio is 1:1
Senior medical officer available round the clock and consultant are also available