What's the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?
en español: Unidad de cuidados intensivos
Intensive Care Unit/ICU
Say: in-TEN-siv kair YOO-nit, iye-see-yoo
The intensive care unit, or ICU, is a special place in the hospital where people can recover from very serious illnesses, accidents, or operations. In the ICU, a patient can get extra help from machines and extra attention from doctors, nurses, and other caring people.