Department of Critcal Care
Critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions that may require sophisticated life support and monitoring. This is also called as intensive care medicine.
Patients requiring intensive care may require support for instability, airway or respiratory compromise (such as ventilator support), acute renal failure, potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias, or the cummulative effects of multiple organ failure, more commonly referred to now as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. They may also be admitted for intensive/invasive monitoring, such as the crucial hours after major surgery when deemed too unstable to transfer to a less intensively monitored unit.
Intensive care is usually only offered to those whose condition is potentially reversible and who have a good chance of surviving with intensive care support.
- Interventional cardiac care recovery
- Trauma care
- Kidney care
- Congestive heart failure