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 n.— «Shalof describes the absolute chaos she and her patients feel when they are transferred out of the ICU with 1:1 nursing care to the floor where nurses may have up to eight patients. As a floor nurse, I can see the shock this causes a patient, and the difficulty they and their families have when being transferred. I have often witnessed their anxiety when a nurse is not present at all times. In fact, we jokingly refer to it as ICUitis, and is usually diagnosed during a night shift when the patient starts hitting the call bell every two minutes for the smallest of reasons.» —by Sean Nurse Sean (dot) com Feb. 25, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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