|Written by Dr.Md.Redwanul Huq (Masum)|
|Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:05|
When to admit in HDU (High Dependency Unit):
Patient should be admitted to High dependency unit (HDU) when has one or more of the following criteria-
- When patient needs more detailed monitoring of important parameters (e.g. central venous pressure, direct arterial blood pressure, intake-output chart, Glasgow Coma Scale[GCS]) than can be provided on a general ward.
- When patient needs support for one organ system other than invasive mechanical ventilation.
- When patient admitted in ICU doesn’t need to be in ICU any more but will not be properly managed on a general ward.