Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a highly specialized unit dedicated to the needs of patients requiring intensive monitoring and patient care services involving cardiac, medical and surgical care. The ICU is equipped to provide safe, high-quality, personalized care. A ratio of 2 patients to 1 nurse is maintained in ICU however, a ratio of 1:1 is maintained for patients requiring very intensive support and monitoring is maintained.
Technology and Infrastructure
From sophisticated bedside monitors to the most advanced ventilators and defibrillators, the ICU features state-of-the-art medical equipment, including computerized monitoring system and a computerized medication administration record with barcode scanning to ensure patient safety. Mechanical ventilators to assist breathing through an endotracheal tube or a tracheostomy tube; cardiac monitors including those with telemetry; external pacemakers; defibrillators; dialysis equipment for renal problems; equipment for the constant monitoring of bodily functions; a web of intravenous lines, feeding tubes, nasogastric tubes, suction pumps, drains, and catheters; and a wide array of drugs to treat the primary condition(s) of hospitalization. Medically induced comas, analgesics, and induced sedation are common ICU tools needed and used to reduce pain and prevent secondary infections.