Critical Care Medicine
Narmada Hospitals provides critical care services round the clock with a team of highly qualified, skilled and experienced intensivists and nurses. The plan of care for the patient is prepared in consensus with the admitting specialist, the patient and the family. Periodic multi-disciplinary briefings of the patients’ family regarding the condition of the patient are done.
The ICU provides retrieval services to patients from other hospitals that do not have similar facilities. It involves transporting critically ill patients from other healthcare facilities in a well-equipped ambulance with a team including an intensivist and an ICU nurse.
Intensive care medicine or critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring.
Patients requiring intensive care may require support for instability (hypertension/hypotension), airway or respiratory compromise (such as ventilator support), acute renal failure, potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias, or the cumulative effects of multiple organ failure, more commonly referred to now as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.
They may also be admitted for intensive/invasive monitoring, such as the crucial hours after major surgery when deemed too unstable to transfer to a less intensively monitored unit.
- 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
- Noninvasive and invasive ventilation.
- Dialysis, percutaneous tracheotomies’, chest drain insertions and fibreoptic bronchoscopes.
- 24x7 acid blood gas analysis
- Multidisciplinary meetings for complicated patients.
- Retrieval services.