Intensive care is a healthcare specialty that looks after critical patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury. Typical examples of critical illness include heart attack, poisoning, pneumonia, surgical complications, premature birth and stroke. Critical care also includes care of the severely injured; whether due to an automobile accident, gunshot or stabbing wounds, a fall, burns, or an industrial accident.
Intensive care may be provided anywhere life is threatened i.e. at the scene of an accident, in an ambulance, in a hospital emergency room or in the operating room. Most critical care is delivered in highly specialized intensive care units (ICU). Intensive care is provided by teams of well trained and experienced intensivists, supported by other healthcare professionals that lead to the best outcome for the patient.
We have 40 bedded fully equipped critical care units of various specialties. They include MICU, SICU, NICU, CT-ICU etc. Metas Intensive care units are of international standards, with ultra modern facilities and infrastructure, led by a team of highly trained intensivists. Our intensivists have expertise and experiences in managing all aspects of critical care medicine.
Intensive Care Unit
· Our infection control protocols pertain to a wide spectrum of interventions & have been developed jointly with intensists & anesthetists
· ICUs – high risk areas for patient where life threatening mistakes & omissions in care can occur
· Checklist of care should be addressed daily
· Critically ill patients highly vulnerable to health care associated infection, resulting in significant morbidity & prolonged length of hospital stay
· Responsibility of every member of the health care team to ensure compliance with hospital and unit infection control policies – like hand-washing before & after examining a patient; use of alcohol hand rubs; use of sterile barriers & disposable gloves; safe disposal of all sharps & patient consumables; & traffic control
· Bedside Analysis – checklist use has reduced ALOS & improved infection control indices
Medical Intensive Care (MICU)
Intensive care for patients with complex and multi-system medical illnesses.
severe gastrointestinal bleeding,
multi-system organ failure
and drug overdose
Average length of stay: 3 to 5 days
Number of Beds: 16
Nurse/Patient Ratio: 1:2 (can do several 1:1 assignments)
Rotation/Shifts : Morning (7 hrs) and Evening (8 hrs) and Night (9hrs) Shifts
95 percent RN;
5 percent techs RN composite:
14 percent AD/diploma;
78 percent BSc N;
8 percent MSc N
Individually planned by clinical nurse specialists, nurse manager and preceptor 10 to 12 weeks for experienced nurses.
Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit at METAS Adventist Hospital cares for critically ill general surgery and trauma patients who have undergone complex surgical procedures.
Ages 16 and up Conditions include Level 1 trauma, transplantation (renal, liver, pancreas), vascular and general surgery
Average length of stay: 2 days
Number of Beds: 10
Nurse / Patient Ratio: 1:1-2
Rotation / Shifts: Morning (7 hrs) and Evening (8 hrs) and Night (9hrs) Shifts
Experienced ICU nurses: 10 to12 weeks
Med-surg-prepared nurses: 14 to18 weeks
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