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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Intensive Care Unit

Quality Assurance Parameters

Daily data collection and quarterly analysis with regard to number of admission, duration of stay incidence of Nosocomial infection, type of organisms, bed sore etc., are done and analyzed. We along with microbiology department discuss on it every quarter to improve the out- come.

Record maintenance

Detailed proforma and case records are available. They are maintained for easy follow up. Eg; Ventilator chart, RICU chart etc. This helps for future research work.

Awards

We have won the following awards,

  • Best ward award- 2010
  • Global Hand Washing day 2011 celebration – best award.
  • Many Best nurses award at hospital level.
  • We offer Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine ( IDCCM ) accredited by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine. Two seats per year.

Facilities

It is a 21 bedded spacious, well ventilated ICU where-in the patient can see and enjoy the natural scene when lying on the bed. Every bed is provided with modern ventilator with Invasive & Non Invasive Ventilator, multi parameter monitor, Ambu bag , syringe pumps and infusion pumps. Central monitoring facility is the specialty of this ICU where in the doctor can monitor all the patients from one place.

Exclusively for ICU Echo Machine, ECG Machine, Ultrasound machine and haemodialysis machine are available.

Miscellaneous

This is an open Medical Multi-specialty ICU providing 24 hours dedicated service by qualified and well experienced health care staff. This is headed by highly qualified director, intensivists, residents, Post Graduates, CRRI, Nursing Supervisors, Nursing staff, Physiotherapists, dietician, counsellors and secretary.

The strength of the ICU is the support we receive from various specialists, man-power, equipments, following the written protocols and policies, continuing medical education to staff nurses, monthly audit meeting, departmental weekly clinical meetings, monthly inter- departmental clinical meeting for updating knowledge and information.

Protocols: Transportation protocol, sepsis management protocol etc.,

Policies: Hand washing policy, infection control policy, lighting policy, visitors policy etc.,

We provide separate rooms for respiratory tract infection isolation and contact isolation. We also provide the necessary infection control material (mask, apron etc) to visitors when they enter the room.

Communication and harmony with patient attenders

Our ICU doctors / nurses inform the condition of the patients daily to the relatives. To make the visitors more comfortable and understand the working nature of our ICU, we issue printed information brochure both in Tamil & English to the patient’s relatives/ visitors at the time of admission.

It contains the following details

ICU location plan, why his relation is admitted in ICU, which doctor is treating them, Nature of diet provided, availability of services of physiotherapists dietician, specialists, and social workers, visiting hours, lighting policies, cell phone policy, visitors stay facility, whom to contact in case of need, how our hospital staff contact relatives etc.

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