The Department of Critical Care is a specialty that cares for patients with acute life-threatening illness. We have a highly specialized Intensive Care Unit, also known as Intensive Treatment Unit/Critical Care Unit. Patients are usually transferred to ICU after initial stabilization at emergency room, operation theatre or recovery room. Apart from Intensivists, Critical care team includes respiratory therapists, Physiotherapists, Critical care nurses, Dieticians and ICU Technicians.
We provide patient-centred perioperative clinical services in Surgery which include induction of Anaesthesia for diagnostic and radiation procedures and rendering quality care to the critically ill and assisting in chronic pain management. The ALS/BLS trained team extends expert services to all specialities, efficiently.
Typical examples of Critical Illness includes severe infections, heart ailments, poisoning, stroke, trauma, burns, organ failures and preterm births.
Emergency physicians stabilise patients in Emergency Room. Then patients are transferred to ICU where definitive, long term care is provided by Intensivists.
Intensivist is a Physician who is specialist in General Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Pulmonology or Pediatrics and who receive special education, training and subspecialty certification in Critical Care. Apart from medical management of patients, Intensivists have role in administration of ICU and setting policies and developing protocols.