Intensive Care Unit

Intensive care unit (ICU) at Chandan Hospital is a special department of the hospital that provides intensive treatment medicine.

Intensive care units cater to patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medications in order to ensure normal bodily functions. They are staffed by highly trained doctors and nurses who are specialized in caring for critically ill patients. Common conditions that are treated within ICUs include acute (or adult) respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), trauma, multiple organ failure and sepsis.

Patients may be transferred directly to an intensive care unit from an emergency department if required, or from a ward if they rapidly deteriorate, or immediately after surgery if the surgery is very invasive and the patient is at high risk of complications. 15% of hospital beds are intensive-care beds.

1. Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU): It caters to patients specifically with congenital heart defects or life-threatening acute conditions such as cardiac arrest.

2. High dependency Unit (HDU): Transitional high dependency unit (HDU) for patients who require close observation, treatment and nursing care that cannot be provided on a general ward, but whose care is not at a critical enough level to warrant an ICU bed.

3. Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU): A specialized service that provides inpatient care for critically ill patients on surgical services.

4. Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU): Chandan has a specialized ambulance with the requisite staff and equipment to provide on-scene Advanced Life Support resuscitation and intensive care during transport.

5. Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU): Patients here are treated for aneurysms, brain tumors, stroke, rattlesnake bites and post-surgical patients who have undergone various neurological surgeries and require hourly neurological exams.

6. Trauma Intensive Care Unit (Trauma ICU): Dedicated Trauma Emergency Department equipped with a team of surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists, and radiological staff.

7. Post-anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): Also known as the post-operative recovery unit, the PACU provides immediate post-op observation and stabilization of patients following surgical operations and anesthesia. Patients are usually held in such facilities for a limited amount of time.