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The Department renders round the clock specialised care to patients with life threatening or chronic conditions, severe illness or injury and other critical medical conditions requiring life support therapy. The department consists of experienced physicians , well trained nurses and various therapists who specialise in delivering utmost care and comfort for the patients suffering from major health problems (or) single or multi organ dysfunctions. We ensure mutual coordination between ICU and specialists from all other departments to achieve a speedy recovery and complete satisfaction of the patient.

 

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What is the definition of critical care?

 

Critical care is a multidisciplinary healthcare specialty that provides care to patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses or injuries. As a patient, a family member, or a friend of a patient, the majority of us will face a catastrophic sickness or injury.

When a person’s life is in danger, critical care can be delivered at the scene of an accident, in an ambulance, in a hospital emergency department, or the operating room. The majority of critical care is now provided in highly specialized intensive care units (ICU).

Patients are rarely admitted to the critical care unit on their own. Instead, patients are frequently admitted from an emergency room or a surgical area, where they are treated and stabilized first. Critical care begins when the patient’s illness or injury continues throughout their hospitalization, treatment, and rehabilitation.

 

Is there a new medical specialty called critical care?

The requirement for patients with acute, life-threatening sickness or injury to be grouped into distinct parts of the hospital arose from a historical realization that their needs might be better met if they were grouped into specialized hospital regions. The advantages of establishing a distinct portion of the hospital for patients recovering from surgery were written about by Florence Nightingale.

 

  • In the United States, Dr. W.E. Dandy established a three-bed facility at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for postoperative neurosurgery patients. The Sarah Morris Hospital in Chicago opened the first hospital premature-born newborn care unit in 1927.
  • Shock wards were built during World War II to resuscitate and care for soldiers injured in battle or undergoing surgery.
  • During the polio epidemic of 1947-1948 in Europe and the United States, a breakthrough in treating people dying from respiratory paralysis was made. In Denmark, polio sufferers were given manual ventilation through a tube inserted into their trachea. Intensive nursing care was required for patients with respiratory paralysis and acute circulatory failure.
  • The development of mechanical ventilation in the 1950s led to establishing respiratory intensive care units (ICUs) in several European and American hospitals. When mechanically ventilated patients were put together in a single area, care and monitoring were more efficient. For the same reasons, general ICUs for very sick patients, including surgical patients, were created.

 

Why Critical care considerably lowered in-hospital time and expenditures for patients with conditions including cerebrovascular insufficiency and lung malignancies between 1990 and today.

 

  • The introduction of new and sophisticated surgical techniques, such as liver, lung, small intestine, and pancreatic transplantation, gave critical care a new and essential role following transplantation.
  • The widespread use of non-invasive patient monitoring has decreased the expense and medical/nursing issues connected with the treatment of severely ill and injured patients even more. The widespread use of non-invasive patient monitoring has decreased the expense and medical/nursing issues connected with the treatment of severely ill and injured patients even further.
  • For critical care patients with particular organ system failure, widespread use of pharmacologic therapy reduced time spent in critical care units and health care facilities.

 

What are the most common illnesses and injuries that necessitate critical care?

 

Heart attacks, poisoning, pneumonia, surgical complications, premature birth, and stroke are all examples of critical illnesses. Trauma care entails the treatment of seriously injured people, whether from a car accident, gunshot or stabbing wounds, a fall, burns, or an industrial accident.

 

What’s the difference between emergency medicine and critical care?

 

The treatment of patients with life-threatening disorders is referred to as critical care. Patients with mild injuries (sprained ankles, broken arms) to catastrophic issues such as heart attacks, knife or gunshot wounds, or drug overdoses are treated by emergency room physicians and nurses. Physicians and nurses at the Emergency Department stabilize patients before transporting them to the ICU or another hospital area for further treatment. Critical care experts, often in the ICU, provide long-term management of severely ill and injured patients.

 

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