Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine offers consultation in all areas of anaesthesia and critical care as well as chronic and acute pain management.
Critical Care Medicine
The Division of Critical Care Medicine runs a 29 bedded medical intensive care unit (MICU). All medical cases needing intensive care are admitted here. These include endocrinology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology, paedatrics, rheumatology, skin & infectious diseases. Some surgical patients are also admitted here including general surgery, gynaecology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and trauma. The total number of patients admitted annually is approximately 1500.
All beds have individual multi-parameter patient monitors that have ECG, invasive pressures that include blood pressure, CVP, ICP, PAP etc., respiratory monitoring, temperature with features for storing data over a 24 hour period. The various mechanical ventilators that are available have all modes including SIMV, PRVC, PS, etc. Ventilators also provide ventilator waveforms and loops that help the intensivist in better titration and fine tuning of ventilatory management. Other ventilators like noninvasive ventilators and transport ventilators are also available.
Other facilities that are available at the bedside include various diagnostic procedures like ultrasound,ECG, ECHO, X-ray, EEG, ABG and various therapeutic procedures like haemodialysis, plamapheresis, fibreoptic bronchoscopy, percutaneous tracheostomy, minitracheostomy, ultrasound guided paracentesis and other therapeutic procedures, USG guided arterial and central venous cannulation etc. The special features of staffing include one:one nurse patient ratio, 24 hour availability of physiotherapists and respiratory therapists.