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ICU capacity explained: What to know about a key coronavirus metric in California

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

ICU capacity explained: What to know about a key coronavirus metric in California

Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease specialist at UCI Health, said there is a 1-to-1 ratio of nurses to patients in ICUs. “That kind of minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour care requires a level of training on the nurses to … recognize problems quickly and address them quickly and then know what needs to be done while waiting,” Gohil said.