An Intensive Care Unit (ICU), also known as a Critical Care Unit (CCU), is a special department of a hospital that provides intensive-care medicine.
Intensive Care Units cater to patients with the most serious injuries and illnesses, most of which are life-threatening and need constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medication in order to maintain normal bodily functions. They are staffed by highly trained doctors and critical care nurses who specialize in caring for the most severely ill patients.
Patients may be transferred to an Intensive Care Unit from a ward if they require constant monitoring, or immediately after surgery if the surgery is invasive or the patient is at risk of complications.
Types on Intensive Care Units in Caritas Hospital
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
- 25 bedded Medical ICU with separate HighDependacy Unit and Step down ICU
- Advanced invasive and noninvasive monitors
- Infusion devices
- Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilators
- Dialysis Units
- Staff patient ratio 1:1
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Which provides intensive care for newborn infants with complex medical problems including pre-maturity, very low birth weight & low birth weight, jaundice, and conditions requiring surgery immediately after birth All types of neonatal emergencies are dealt with including surgical emergencies .neonatal intensive care unit attached to the delivery suite. We give high quality care to babies, based on various national &international standards
- 15 bedded neonatal intensive care unit
- Neonatal ventilators
- Radiant warmers
- LED phototherapy units
- Neonatal Monitors
- Arterial blood gas analyzers
- Neonatal echocardiogram
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
PICU is a 3 bedded ICU including one isolating room. Our PICU is a state of the art facility providing high quality tertiary to all children from one month to twelve years of age.
To provide comprehensive and compassionate state of the art care to infants, children and adolescents who are critically ill or injured or recuperating from major therapeutic or Surgical procedures at affordable cost.
Special diagnostci and therapeutic services are provided to diverse patient population. The PICU in manned by a team of qualified Paediatricians available round the clock.
There is excellent Paediatric Subspecialty Service including Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Urology. Other specialities services available are Neurology, Hemato-Oncology, Pulmonolgy, Plastic Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Orthopaedics and Interventional radiology.
There is a round the clock Paediatric Trauma Care Team comprising of Emergency Care Specialist, Paediatric Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Orthopaediac Surgeon, Paediatric intensivist, Paediatric Urologist and Plastic Surgeon.
Trained nurses and paramedical personnel including physiotherapist and nutritionists are available round the clock.
PICU is well eqipped and has facilites for
- Multiparmeter monitoring (Including Invasive Pressure Monitoring)
- Pulse Oxymeters
- Mechanical Ventilators
- Infusion Pumbs/ Syringe pumps
- Renal replacement therapy-Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and hemofiltration
- Bed side imaging services-Ultrasound, X-ray, Echocardiography
Transferring critically ill children is a specialized skill requiring medical euipment and training. Well equipped ambulance service with paramedical personnel trained in resucitation is avaialable round the clock. We are also planning to start a Paediatric Retrival Service to stabilize the critically ill / injured child and transport them to PICU