Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care Unit

Intensive care units (ICUs) are specialized hospital wards. They provide intensive care (treatment and monitoring) for people in a critically ill or unstable condition.

A person in an ICU needs constant medical attention and support to keep their body functioning. They may be unable to breathe on their own and have multiple organ failure. Medical equipment will take the place of these functions while the person recovers.

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Our department of Critical Care offers sophisticated and compassionate health care to critically ill patients with a professional approach. The ICU is a 22 bedded unit providing acute care for critically ill medical patients. Our staff is multidisciplinary and highly collaborative and supportive, which helps in achieving the best patient outcome possible. Our performance in patient care is comparable with international standards in terms of survival, nosocomial infections and patient satisfaction.

Our state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Units have separate cubicle for each patient providing maximum patient comfort and privacy. We allow one relative per patient inside of ICUs at all times who can accompany the patient and monitor patient care.

01When intensive care is needed?

There are several circumstances where a person may be admitted to an ICU. These include after surgery, or following an accident or severe illness. ICU beds are a very expensive and limited resource because they provide:

specialised monitoring equipment

a high degree of medical expertise

constant access to highly trained nurses (usually one nurse for each bed)

Some ICUs are attached to areas that treat specific conditions. Others specialise in the care of certain groups of people. For example, an ICU can specialise in:

nervous disorders

heart conditions

babies (neonatal intensive care, NIC) – for example, for babies born with serious conditions, such as heart defects, or if there is a complication during birth

children (pediatric intensive care, PIC) – for children under 16 years of age

02What to expect

An ICU can be a daunting environment for both the patient and their family and friends. ICU staff understand this and are there to help the person being cared for and offer support to their family. Patients in ICUs are often prescribed painkillers and medication that can make them drowsy (sedatives). This is because some of the equipment used can be very uncomfortable.

A series of tubes, wires and cables connect the patient to this equipment, which may look alarming at first.

03Recovery

Once a person is able to breathe unaided, they no longer need to be in intensive care and can be transferred to a different ward to continue their recovery.

The time it takes to recover varies greatly from person to person. It also depends on things such as age, level of health and fitness, as well as how severe the condition is.

04Facilities Offered

Multiparameter Monitoring

Invasive Cardiac Monitoring

Dailysis facility at every ICU bed

Bedside Imaging (X-ray, Sonography & 2D Echo)

Better connectivity to Operation Theatres & Cath Lab

Electronically adjustable patient beds to facilitate patient position & movement

Bedside Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy

Advanced ventilatory support equipments

Advanced NIV machines & transport monitors availability

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