Critical care evolved from an historical recognition that the needs of patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury could be better treated if they were grouped into specific areas of the hospital. Thus evolved the ICU, Intensive Care Units.

Care in these ICU's is provided by multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals who are organized by a qualified critical care physician. These physicians (intensivists) specialize in total patient care and understand the effects of treatments on each organ system in the body.

- Society of Critical Care Medicine - http://www.sccm.org/home/sccm_home_set.html

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Association of Mersey Intensive Care Units
Represents the ICUs of the Mersey area of northwest England.
East Anglian Intensive Care Group
Provides education and information exchange for consultants, trainees and other staff working in intensive care in the East Anglian region of the UK.
Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Information about the department, research, education and training. Liverpool, UK.
The Nepean Intensive Care Unit Web Site
The Web site of a progressive Australian Intensive Care Unit.
NRMA CareFlight
Critical care retrieval service from based in Westmead and Orange, Australia. Includes news, events, newsletter, publications, and research projects.
rush medical college department of pulmonary and critical care
The official web site of the department of pulmonary and critical care of Rush medical college at rush-presbyterian st.lukes medical center in chicago.
Society of Critical Care Medicine
SCCM is a non-profit multidisciplinary, multispecialty, international organization. Includes information, articles and Symposium abstracts. Includes member services, forums, educational events and a critical care resource center.

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