Preventing chronic lung damage
The first weeks and months of life are crucial
Patients with serious to life-threatening illnesses or injuries require intensive care if their state of health requires life-sustaining monitoring or treatment measures. Unlike in other departments of a hospital, a very wide range of modern medical technology is used during the entire stay in an intensive care unit (ITS), enabling continuous monitoring of vital parameters. Artificial respiration measures in particular can only be performed in an ITS – for example, after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In this case, a ventilator takes over the care of the patient and can gradually adapt to his or her state of health until independent breathing is fully possible again.