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Medical ICU and HDU

This is a 16 bedded unit for managing critically ill patients of the Medical Oncology department. It includes 5 bedded step down High Dependency Unit for patients recovering from 11 bedded medical intensive care unit.

MICU has advanced monitoring capability such as Invasive blood pressure, central venous pressure, non invasive cardiac output monitoring and point of care USG for easy repeated assessment of cardiac and lung function by intensivists, cardiologists and pulmonologists.

It is manned round the clock by experienced intensivists and pulmonology fellows. It is staffed by sisters who are well versed in intensive care and provide personalized high quality nursing service to the patients.

It has facility for invasive and non invasive ventilation, hemodialysis and review by all experts such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiac surgeons, nephrologists, and allied specialists such as dermatology, ophthalmology, psychiatry and psychologists.

WHAT EXCLUSIVE THINGS WE ARE DOING

We are providing high quality onco-critical care to cancer patients recovering from effects of medical treatment, suffering from complications of multi organ failure and progressive metastatic cancer involving major organ systems.

It is an open type ICU and medical oncologists are welcome to manage their patients along with constructive inputs from the resident intensivists and pulmologists.

There is concept of limitation of aggressive medical care if the patient condition is far advanced and beyond recovery and meaningful existence, families are counseled daily about the progress of their patients’ health status and informed if condition worsens so that difficult decisions can be taken in consultation with the primary team.

Integration with home care team of RGCIRC once patient recovers and is fit to live at home with support from the visiting doctors for the Home Care Team.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Reduction of mortality by excellent state of the art nursing and infection control practices.
  • Outstanding teamwork and collaboration with various experts in the critical care so ensure optimal outcome.
  • Early counseling of patients and their families to ensure atmosphere of trust and open communication.
  • Minimize patient expenditure by judicious use of resources and prompt shift out once the patient recovers.
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