Department of Critical Care
The Critical Care department is the heart of the Institute, unique among the specialties of Medicine. It is the multidisciplinary health care specialty that cares for patients with acute life threatening illness or injury with a comprehensive approach.
"To bring the healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in patient care, education and research."
It is the house of organization comprising of doctors, nurses, respiratory and
physiotherapists, nutritionists and other ancillary staff. Each member of the team brings different skills to the table. Compassion is the common element.
As per the international guidelines, the unit's team leader is a qualified intensivist and the team members trained in ICU with fellowships. The team provides round the clock specialist service.
Multiple expert opinions (physicians, surgeons, and microbiologist) are available and are frequently appropriate; the joy and challenge of intensive care is to synthesize these views and produce an integrated plan of management.
Critical Care Unit is a 10 bedded unit with high nurse to patient ratio, invasive haemodynamic monitoring, mechanical and pharmacological therapies (state of art mechanical ventilation, renal replacement therapy, vasopressors, pacemaker therapy, IABP). Arterial blood gas facility is available in-house on a 24 hour basis. Other services available round the clock are: X-ray, CT scan, blood bank, microbiology, biochemistry and pathology.
Access to the radiology is through picture archiving and communication system (PACS).
The ICU beds are electrically operated, biocontour profiling system, specially chosen to facilitate patient comfort and assume CPR posture with the click of a button.
What kind of patients are admitted in the Critical Care Department?
Patients admitted to unit have one or more of the problems like acute coronary syndromes, haemodynamic insufficiency due to various reasons, trauma, respiratory failure, abnormalities of fluid and electrolytes, sepsis, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, coma, and seizures.
The management approach is includes:
- Analysis of the deranged physiology
- Prompt resuscitation adhering to advanced cardiac life support guidelines.
- Careful monitoring of the patients' condition and response to treatment.
- Establishing diagnosis.
- Providing evidence based treatment.
- Infection control measures - universal aseptic precautions, barrier nursing and procedural protocols, Strict surveillance system.
Consultant Critical Care
Consultant Critical Care