Department of Critical Care
About Critical Care
The Department of Critical Care at SLG Hospitals is equipped with a multidisciplinary team to tackle all acute, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our main goals include patient safety, transparent doctor-patient communication regarding the procedures implemented, evidence-based treatment, and an appropriate use of medications.
The team, available round-the-clock, is comprised of specialists, well-trained and vastly experienced in critical care management, and supported by an efficient team of specially-trained nurses and paramedical staff. The hospital is unyielding to meet and maintain
all the international gold standards in critical care management.
The department is fully outfitted with state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic services like CT scan, MRI scan and ultrasound. It has a fully stocked 24-hour pharmacy, comprehensive laboratory services, blood bank and ultramodern operating theaters.
All the services are available 24×7 for immediate and accurate diagnosis of the patient’s condition. Each ICU bed is equipped with up-to-the-minute monitoring systems, ventilators and oxygen delivery systems. We also provide dedicated Intensivists for uninterrupted care of the patient.
Conditions Treated & Services Offered
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
Critical Care medicine is a branch of medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Such patients are managed in a specialized area called the Intensive Care Unit.
The department of critical care encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of clinical problems representing the extreme of human disease. Critically ill patients require intensive care by a coordinated team.
There are many reasons that patients may be treated in critical care. The most common ones are shock, respiratory failure and sepsis.
Critical care also is called intensive care. Critical care treatment takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital. Patients may have a serious illness or injury. In the ICU, patients get round-the-clock care by a specially trained team.
Critical care is the long-term treatment of patients with a life-threatening illness. Emergency medicine is the short-term treatment of those patients, besides it also deals with minor injuries (for example, sprained ankle, broken arm). In the emergency department, doctors and nurses stabilize patients and then transport them to the intensive care unit (ICU) or another area of the hospital for further treatment.
Life support refers to various therapies that help keep patients alive when vital organs are failing. Most often, when people say “life support,” they are referring to a mechanical ventilator, which is also known as a “breathing machine.” Mechanical ventilation helps patients breathe by pushing air into their lungs. Dialysis is another form of life support; it filters toxins from the blood when kidneys are failing.
Critical care team of SLG is all set to provide management support for the following conditions:
Myocardial infarction (heart attack) | Shock | Arrhythmia | Congestive heart failure | Respiratory failure | Stroke | Pneumonia | Pulmonary embolus | Kidney failure | Bleeding | Encephalopathy | Sepsis | Catheter-related infection | Drug-resistant infection | Multiple organ failure
Serious injuries: Car crash | Gunshot | Stabbing wound | Fall | Burns