Intensive Care Unit - ICU Services
Recently introduced into our array of services, our Intensive Care Unit is an ultramodern one with sophisticated equipment of all kinds. The three bedded ICU is staffed with a Physician intensivist, Staff nurses, Physiotherapist, Laboratory scientist and others. They are highly trained and skillful with the ability to manage very critically ill patients of all sorts.
The three bedded ICU has a central monitoring system that displays other monitors with alarms attached to patients. Available Life support equipment includes:
- two functional mechanical ventilators that aid patient breathing
- Automatic External Defibrillator
- Well-maintained Central Oxygen System that unfailingly supplies oxygen to the patients
Our ICU is capable of invasive cardiovascular monitoring including arterial and central venous lines plus central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring. Comprehensive renal support is provided within the unit together with point of care arterial blood gases and continuous ECG monitoring.
The beds are of good ICU standards (in accord with American Heart Association guidelines) that use remotes and can be adjusted to suit patients’ comfort at all times. The unit also has a HAEMODIALYSIS MACHINE for patients who are diagnosed with acute kidney failure (injury). There is also mobile digital X-ray equipment, a portable colour Doppler ultrasound equipment and nearby CT scan equipment allowing earlier and quicker patient diagnosis in order to properly manage our patients. A 24-hour power supply is available to ensure uninterrupted running of the ICU.
Our ICU also has an ISTAT machine, coagulation instrument and others for urgent comprehensive laboratory investigations. Other sophisticated devices include infusion pumps for fluid delivery, syringe pumps for medications, etc. To reduce/ eliminate nosocomial infections, our ICU undergoes monthly fumigations, carried out by experts, to maintain a germ free environment.
We are capable of providing the following types of care in our ICU:
- Critical post-op patients requiring ICU care
- CVA cases in critical conditions
- Major Trauma cases
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis
- Severe Sepsis
- Severe Organ Failure
- Hypertensive Emergencies
- Acute, Severe or catastrophic Asthma
- Acute Coronary Syndrome