Anaesthesiology & Critical care
Critical Care offers integrated multidisciplinary services providing a continuum of comprehensive and compassionate care from the initial transport and diagnosis to timely intervention, treatment and finally to complete recovery via rehabilitation; thus offering the best possibility of survival to the patients who are acutely ill. A well experienced and qualified multidisciplinary critical care team is available round the clock consisting of critical care specialists, Anesthesiologists and Medical specialists who are ably supported by various other specialists from departments of surgery, neurology, cardiology, radiology, etc. The team also includes dedicated critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers and other paramedical support staff. The hospital has over 7 beds divided among highly specialized and dedicated units; each ICU is equipped with advanced monitoring systems, ventilators and oxygen delivery systems and advanced point of care testing devices and a patient nurse ratio of 1:1. A system of mandatory audits of quality indicators, close monitoring of infection control and drug safety practices and a policy of open disclosure of any adverse event ensures trust and satisfaction in our clients and relatives. A lot of emphasis is placed on periodic training of the support teams on response to emergencies, standardized care through clinical pathways and protocols, effective communication, evidence based practices, ethical principles and cost-effectiveness without compromising on patient safety and quality of care.
Many departments in the hospital depend on the services provided by the Anaesthesiology Department for elective and emergency surgeries and procedures. These include general surgery, orthopaedics, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, dentistry, and super specialties such as plastic surgery, paediatric surgery including neonatal surgery and neurosurgery. Several cutting edge procedures are routinely undertaken such as regional, general, anaesthesia for airway surgeries, total intravenous, hypotensive anaesthesia and nerve blocks, as well as combinations of these techniques. Some procedures that involve children and many of the procedures that involve airway require special care and skills and our well qualified and experienced team equipped with advanced difficult airway adjuncts is adept at handling them. Well appointed post operative care facilities including a dedicated paediatric area ensure safety , analgesia and comfort.
Emergencies / Codes.
The department also provides backup services to the emergency room and also forms an integral part of the team handling medical emergency calls and is trained and equipped to rescue and handle victims of accidents & disasters.
The department provides skilled and compassionate therapies for acute and chronic pain for both inpatients and outpatients. Integrating advanced technologies like patient controlled analgesia, a team approach with physiotherapists and social workers, our skilled anaesthesiologists target well-being and rehabilitation.
Transport of critically ill
An unstable patient requiring transport to our facility is assured sophisticated and skilled care in transit with a member of our team in our well equipped ambulance making it literally an ‘ICU on wheels’.