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SETB. 2012; 46(2): 49-52

Evaluation of emergency consultations requested from our hospital’s intensive care unit

Canan Tülay Işıl, Hacer Şebnem Türk, Pınar Sayın, Ayşe Surhan Özer Çınar, Sibel Oba.


Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the content of emergency consultation requests from our intensive care unit (ICU) and problems occuring during these consultations.

Materials and Methods: Demographic characteristics of patients, units requesting consultation, reasons for requesting consultation, procedures done during consultations and especially cardiopulmonary resuscitations (CPR) were evaluated retrospectively in 1319 emergency consultation requests from our ICU in the period of August 2007-2008.

Results: The age range of 1319 consultated patients was 10 days to 90 years and 643 patients were male, 676 were female. 64% of consultations were performed in emergency services, 24% in internal services and 12% in surgical services. As with 30% respiratuar disorders were the most frequent reason for consultation, CPR were in the fourth range with 17%. With 61% maximum response to CPR were in the emergency internal service. Only 26% of patients indicated for ICU stay could be accepted to our ICU, 33% were referred to other governmental hospitals and 41% were referred to private hospitals.

Conclucion: TICU bed account in our hospital is not providing our need. The bed account should be increased with satisfiying technical structure and well informed-experienced staff. We think, that regular data-processing network and assigned staff could reduce loss of work force and increase patient care quality.

Key words: Consultation, intensive care unit, cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Article Language: Turkish English

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