Table II summarises clinical features during the BICU stay.
We report on victims treated in the BICU in Cologne, Germany.
After Internal Review Board approval, psychologists asked parents and guardians of children with major burns hospitalized for longer than 24 hours at this pediatric BICU to participate in the study.
Because adjusting to a pediatric BICU can be difficult, the satisfaction survey originally had two questions regarding comfort level after viewing the DVD (for example, more comfortable, less uncomfortable).
The rest of the nursing staff in the BICU should have competencies specific to the care of burn patients, including wound care.
Taking care of the daily dressings and the special techniques, such as vacuum assistant closure (VAC) in the BICU are often lengthy procedures, taking up to 2 hours.
The total ICU expense in South Africa is unknown, but data accumulated 4 years ago in the Tygerberg BICU revealed that the average cost per patient is R59 500.
Pharmaceuticals and special investigations in the BICU will very often be the same as in any other ICU, with sepsis and complications being the main cause of expense.
There has, fortunately, been a substantial decrease in blood products used in the BICU over the past 5 years as a result of blood-saving techniques.
Years of pediatric BICU experience ranged 2-21 years, (average 8 years, median 6 years, SD of 5.
The findings of this study illustrate how the participating pediatric BICU nurses' everyday practices transcended the bulky bandages, physical wounds, and technology to care for emotional and spiritual needs of the children alone in the hospital.
It would be a big improvement on the current settlement, as not only could a new Act of Union give us more exclusive rights within the BICU
, but because each nation could be independent members of the EU, the people of Wales would have greater rights to be treated equally in England than they do now.