Critical Care Medicine (ICU)

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About Critical Care Medicine
Emergency medicine is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases in adults, especially of internal organs. They deal with the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. The department provides broad range of services for diagnosis and treatment of multiple adult medical problems, including-
  • Critical care
  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Management of drug overdoses and poisoning
  • Environmental diseases including diseases
    due to Industrial chemical exposure
  • Drowning
  • Electrical injuries
  • Radiation injuries
  • Animal bites etc.
  • ECMO Services
The Saifee Hospital ICU:
  • is a Teaching institute for Critical Care Medicine for doctors (FNB, IDCCM.ISCCM-Post MBBS) and nurses offering varous courses.
  • is an Award Winning ICU and has recieved prestigious awards for Innovation in Infection Control- (5th International Patient Safety Congress-2015-Best Infection Prevention and Practice)
  • has consistently lower hospital associated infection rates than national rates and comparable to international benchmarks.
About ICU & NICU
ICU and NICU of Saifee Hospital are highly specific and sophisticated areas dedicated to manage the critically ill due to various causes by a team of specialised medical, nursing and ancillary personnel. It operates with defined policies, protocols and procedures; with specific quality control measures, education, training and research programmes and provides organ and life support systems.

Patients requiring intensive care usually require support for:
  1. Haemodynamic instability (hypertension/hypotension),
  2. Airway or respiratory compromise (such as ventilator support),
  3. Acute renal failure,
  4. Potentially lethal cardiac dysrhythmias,
  5. And frequently the cumulative effects of multiple organ system failure.
  6. Transplants
  7. Polytrauma
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Critical Care Medicine has now become a separate sub-specialty with inter-dependence on all other specialities and can no longer be regarded purely as part of anaesthesia, medicine, surgery or any other speciality representing rapidly evolving and cutting edge technical advancements.

There is a dedicated team of doctors involved in providing critical care services. These specialists, who have special training in the care of critically ill patients, work closely with other specialists like, surgeons of different specialities, cardiologists, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, paediatricians and other specialists in the hospital.

The services are provided with the help of highly technical equipment and resources :
  • Mechanical Ventilators (Invasive and non-invasive)
  • Infusion pumps
  • Point Of Care equipment such as Blood Gas Analysers, Cardiac enzymes,
  • ECG machine
  • Portable Ultrasound machines,
  • Bronchoscopes, GlideScopes,
  • Airway Acessories, Percutareous Tracheostomy
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring with Cardiac output monitoring
  • Internal / external pacemaker
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia Machine (Arctic Sun)
  • Continuous Cardiac monitors
  • Total parenteral nutritional support
  • External tube nutritional support
  • Bedside haemodialysis unit
  • Patient controlled pain relief system
  • Acute pain relief with regional blocks and other nerve blocks with nerve locaters.
  • C-Arm for imaging