Fire

The possibility of fire in an ICU is seldom considered by the staff. Such incidents do occur, although rarely. All ICUs should have a plan for dealing with such an event, and staff should be familiar with their roles. The most serious threat is a fire occurring within the patient area, since, unless it is promptly controlled, the area will rapidly fill with smoke and a co-ordinated evacuation will become impossible. ICUs pose particular fire risks because of stocks of combustible disposable items which, when ignited, are liable to produce smoke and potentially toxic gases. Oxygen and the presence of electrical equipment compound the problem.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

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