Critical Care

MedPark Hospital

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Critical Care

A Critically ill patient is someone suffering from a life-threatening condition that significantly impairs their bodily functions. Their condition is so severe that they require intensive medical care to survive.

Designed to provide close physiologic monitoring and support for patients with organ dysfunctions, an intensive care unit (ICU) patient is typically under the care of intensivists and multispecialty healthcare professionals.

High exigent and complex conditions are not limited to diseases that are challenging to treat but can arise from multiple comorbidities, adversely impact patients simultaneously, and complicate their care. Comorbidities can place patients in a critically ill, life-threatening condition.

Therefore, the treatment approach for critically ill patients does not singularly focus on the causes of illnesses but on ensuring the survival of patients, which is the primary goal. Supportive care plays a role in assisting patients in surviving critical conditions and preparing them for future treatment.

Why choose MedPark's intensivists?

  • Highly experienced teaching faculties specializing in critical care collaborate as a team: All MedPark's intensivists are academic faculties with extensive experience caring for critically ill patients and teaching medical students and residents. They have certifications from the American Board of Medical Specialties and national medical institutes.
  • Effective liaison with physicians in other departments: Critical care requires collaboration between intensivists and other physician specialists for efficacious treatment, enhanced likelihood of survival, and a prompt return to daily lives.
  • A team of specialized professional staff with expertise in critical care: The team consists of critical care nurses, nutritionists, and psychologists; each team member has experience caring for critically ill patients.
  • Our intensivists are ready to take care of critically ill patients with disorders of neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, internal medicine, and surgical disorders.

ICU medical conditions

  • Septic shock
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Stroke
  • Severe asthma
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Influenza with complication
  • Acute liver failure
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Pneumonia
  • Shock
  • Sepsis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Biliary tract infections
  • Severe diabetic ulcers
  • Cerebral edema
  • Heart failure
  • Multiple organ failure

Procedures performed by intensivists

The treatment for critically ill patients is an urgent approach where every step needs to be meticulously thought out, from receiving a patient from the emergency department to performing accurate diagnostic and precise interventions. Every decision is based on the patient's vital signs and comprehensive physiologic panels to increase the chance of survival. MedPark ICU provides special life support procedures for critically ill patients, including:

  • ECMO
  • Artificial liver
  • Hemodialysis
  • Invasive blood pressure monitoring
  • Hemodialysis double-lumen catheter placement.
  • Lifesaving equipment such as ventilators and defibrillators

Lifesaving medical tools and equipment for critically ill patients

Critical care does not solely focus on addressing the causes but also on complications that may lead to premature death. Medical tools and equipment indispensable for critical patients are the ones that maintain and extend the functions of every organ system, sustaining life until the treatment process is complete. Vital lifesaving medical tools and equipment include:

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): A sophisticated life-sustaining device supporting the ailing lungs and hearts of patients with cardiopulmonary failure. The machine helps oxygenate the blood, eliminate carbon dioxide, and augment blood pressure. It supports a patient's life for the possibility of a cure and survival.
  • Artificial liver: These bioengineered systems mimic healthy liver functions, filtering toxins and replacing vital proteins, offering extended life support.
  • Hemodialysis for critically ill patients: These machines take over the blood-filtering function of the kidney, removing waste and excessive water from a patient's blood and returning clean blood to the body. They help patients with kidney failure maintain fluid balance. Different hemodialysis modalities, such as conventional, SLED, and CRRT, are available depending on the hemodynamic status.
  • Ventilators: These devices assist in supporting the lives of patients with respiratory failure who cannot adequately breathe independently. A ventilator helps deliver oxygen through an endotracheal tube under positive pressure, sustaining a patient's life.
  • Therapeutic plasmapheresis: These devices can reduce inflammation in patients with severe infections.

Published: 19 Apr 2024

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