The intensive respiratory care unit. An approach to the care of acute respiratory failure

Calif Med. 1967 Nov;107(5):381-4.


An organized approach for the management of acute respiratory failure in an intensive general care unit utilizes a team of consultants including a general physician, a surgeon, respiratory care nurses, physical therapists and a blood gas technician. Because this team provides consultation and technical assistance in respiratory care and provides the equipment as well as the monitoring of care, this approach is suitable for any hospital interested in the management of acute respiratory emergencies.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*