There are times when patients are unable to be treated in an outpatient setting. The disease or injury is severe enough to require twenty-four hour care and monitoring to assist the patient back to a self-sustaining level of health and wellness. There are many types of specialized inpatient care areas. This chapter will review the unique qualities and requirements of the medical, surgical, orthopedic, and terminally ill inpatient care areas.
July 23, 2017