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Critical care outreach teams - a prayer answered?

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 43, PAGE NO: 34Peter Groom, RGN, is charge nurse, outreach team for ICUs, Southampton University Hospitals NHS TrustThe intensive care unit (ICU) has long been seen as a 'no go area' within hospitals, where the staff are elitist and the doors are shut. It functions as a separate entity to the wards and the hospital it serves, acting in isolation from departments that supply and siphon its patients. But all this is changing.

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