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Critical Care

Critical Care

The Critical Care Department provides round the clock comprehensive care and life support services to patients who are critically ill and require intensive monitoring by team of highly qualified, skilled and experienced intensivists and nurses. The patients with dysfunction or failure of one or more organ systems, like cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, liver and kidney, amongst others are admitted to a Critical Care Unit (CCU). The plan of care for the patient is prepared in consensus with the admitting specialist, the patient and the family. Periodic multi-disciplinary briefings on patient’s condition are provided to his/her family.

  • Hospital Specialities
  • ICU Units
  • ICU Management
  • ICU Management
  • Video
  • Continuous monitoring for critically ill or injured patients
  • Life support measures for patients with multi organ failure
  • Post-operative care to transplant patients, critically ill, surgical patients
  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation
  • Dialysis, percutaneous tracheostomies, chest drain insertions and fibre-optic bronchoscopies
  • Multidisciplinary meetings for complicated patients
  • Retrieval services
  • Maintaining 1:1 patient to nurse ratio increasing it to 1:2 based on the criticality of the patient
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

Infection Controls

  • Our infection control protocols pertain to a wide spectrum of interventions & have been developed jointly with intensivists & anaesthetists.
  • ICUs - high risk areas for patient where life threatening mistakes & omissions in care can occur.
  • Checklist of care should be addressed daily.
  • Critically ill patients highly vulnerable to health care associated infection, resulting in significant morbidity & prolonged length of hospital stay.
  • Responsibility of every member of the health care team to ensure compliance with hospital and unit infection control policies - like hand-washing before & after examining a patient; use of alcohol hand rubs; use of sterile barriers & disposable gloves; safe disposal of all sharps & patient consumables; & traffic control.
  • Bedside Analysis - checklist use has reduced ALOS & improved infection control indices.

Clinical Handovers

  • Standardised procedure for clinical handover
    • Enhances patient's safety by providing vital information at a glance to the care providers
    • Enhances ability of attending staff member to identify potential source of problem
  • Transfer of care from physician to physician or nurse to nurse in case of change of location or change of shifts
  • Includes accurate information about
    • Patient's care
    • Treatment and services
    • Verbal order
    • Test results
    • Current condition
    • Recent or anticipated changes
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