Critical Care and ICU
Intensive Care Unit(ICU)
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 100 bed well-equipped centre which is managed by 24/7
intensivists trained in ICU with DM / Fellowship degrees in
critical care management who are capable to manage critically ill patients.
ICU play a vital role in the patient’s care, including the following:
- Taking regular blood tests
- Changing the patient’s treatment in line with test results
- Giving the patient the drugs and fluids that the doctors have prescribed
- Recording the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels
- Clearing fluid and mucus from the patient’s chest using a suction tube
- Turning the patient in his or her bed every few hours to prevent sores on the skin
- Cleaning the patient’s teeth and moistening the mouth with a wet sponge
- Changing a patient’s surgical stockings, which help circulation when he or she is inactive (lying still)
for a long time
Emergency care does not begin and end in the emergency room, as emergencies may arise
anywhere and everywhere.
Hence the need for coverage from pre-hospital care till the patient’s transfer to definitive care is the ICU.
The 24/ 7 critical care area is managed by consultants who have completed DM / Fellowship in