At SAIMS, we have a broad category of ICU’s and HDU care.
A high-dependency unit is an area in a hospital, usually located close to the intensive care unit, where patients can be cared for more extensively than on a normal ward, but not to the point of intensive care. It is appropriate for patients who have had major surgery and for those with single-organ failure. Many of these units were set up in the 1990s when hospitals found that a proportion of patients was requiring a level of care that could not be delivered in a normal ward setting.
High Risk Pregnancy ICU
Some women experience a high-risk pregnancy, meaning there is an increased risk for health problems that may affect the mother, baby, or both. There are numerous factors that may contribute to a high-risk pregnancy including: medical history, maternal age, lifestyle choices, pregnancy complications, or multiple pregnancy (twins, triplets, etc.).
At the UI Health Family Birth Place, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Team provides comprehensive high risk antepartum (before delivery) care for expectant mothers. High risk OB rooms are single occupancy to promote personalized, high-quality care for you and your family. UI Health OB nurses are specially trained to care for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies.
Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CICU) is a hospital ward that specializes in the care of patients who have experienced ischemic heart disease as well as other severe heart disease. Furthermore, the patients in the CICU often have various complications such as respiratory failure and renal failure. Therefore, medical staffs who work at CICU are required to have the ability to practice systemic intensive care.
RICUs are designed to treat invasive mechanical ventilated (IMV) stable patients for weaning and chronic care, hemodinamically stable patients with compromised gas exchange for frequent observation and/or non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and patients who require frequent vital signs monitoring or aggressive pulmonary physiotherapy. We aimed to evaluate the work developed in our RICU.
The PICU is the section of the hospital that provides sick children with the highest level of medical care. It differs from other parts of the hospital, like the general medical floors. In the PICU, kids get intensive nursing care and close monitoring of things like heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure.The PICU also lets medical staff provide therapies that might not be available in other parts of the hospital. These can include ventilators (breathing machines) and medicines that are used only under close medical supervision.
A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit (ICU) specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Neonatal refers to the first 28 days of life. NICU is typically directed by one or more neonatologists and staffed by resident physicians, nurses practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and dietitians. Many other ancillary disciplines and specialists are available at larger units.
A neuro-ICU is an intensive care unit devoted to the care of patients with immediately life-threatening neurological problems. Neuro-ICUs came into existence about 25 years ago in response to the need for more specialized knowledge in the growing techniques to recognize and address neurological disorders. The Neuro-ICU cares for patients with all types of neurosurgical and neurological injuries, including stroke, brain hemorrhage, trauma, and tumors.
The Burn Intensive Care Unit provides critical care for burn patients requiring intensive therapeutic interventions resulting from injury. Patients in the BICU have life-threatening conditions or injuries which require continuous close observation or specialized monitoring through special equipment and the care of an extensive medical staff. In addition to being closely monitored, patients in the BICU often require medications to keep them comfortable, which may diminish their level of responsiveness.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) cares for critically ill patients recovering from general, thoracic, trauma, vascular, orthopedic, gynecologic and obstetric surgeries. At SICU, we provide care for all surgical patients requiring critical and high dependency care. Along with this, SICU also provides care for critical patients of hematological malignancies including post bone marrow transplant, pediatric oncology and medical oncology. The treatment is protocol driven and based on current medical evidence.