When it comes to treating sudden and serious illnesses, acute care is essential.
The conditions that require acute care are often severe and require immediate attention. Sometimes, just a few minutes can be the difference between a complete recovery or a lasting disability. Because of this, acute care is essential for preventing disability or death, especially within the first 24 hours of the illness.
The main goal of acute care is to address life-threatening issues and stabilize the patient. Once this is achieved, the goal then shifts to preventing physical and cognitive complications while improving functional status.