What's the difference between ICU and PCU? Obviously the patients in the PCU are going to be more stable, but will they still be on vents? Do you think most of them will be awake and alert?
Thanks for the help!
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in my pcu or stepdown...i guess the same thing we take stable trached vents and when we send patients to the unit they will often be intubated in our area and stay for a bit until a bed is available. we do many different drips including heparin, insulin, nexium, octreotide, dopamine, amiardorone (sorry spelling), dobutamine etc....we do not do ativan drips or levophed etc. Our patients vary in alertness in both extremes. its pretty busy