When is direct admission to an ICU mandated for patients with bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Direct admission to an ICU is mandated for any patient with septic shock and a requirement for intravenous vasopressors support or with acute respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation.

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