Critical care is a crucial medical specialty caring unit for patients who are critically ill. They may require support for instability (hypertension/hypotension), airway or respiratory compromise (ventilator support), acute renal failure, cardiac arrhythmias, or the cumulative effects of multiple organ failure, more commonly referred to now as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Patients needing intensive/invasive monitoring, such as in the crucial hours after major surgery or patients who are considered too unstable to be transferred to a less intensively monitored unit may also be placed in the intensive care units.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a unit in the hospital where seriously ill patients are cared for by specially trained staff. The ICU staff includes doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dieticians, social workers, and chaplains.
To give a new lease of life to critically ill cardiac patients we have an intensive coronary care unit with advanced monitoring and life support systems under the supervision of a capable cardiologist with attending resident doctors.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit provides care for patients who have undergone critical surgical procedures. It is a medical care centre for critically ill patients who require surgery or are recovering from surgery. The professionals in the SICU are health care advocates.
Both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) & Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) specialises in the monitoring and care of ill or premature new-born infants. The NICU/PICU also admits babies with congenital problems or trauma during delivery and combines sophisticated equipment with trained healthcare professionals to provide specialised care for new-born infants.
The 20 bedded critical care is staffed 24 hours a day by specialists and critical care nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who are committed to providing the highest level of clinical care.
At Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences & Hospital, we recognise that visits from friends and loved ones greatly aid the recovery process. However, to ensure that you and other patients have adequate time to rest and recover, we request that our visitor guidelines be strictly adhered to.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Outside the ICU entrance there is an additional waiting area for family members and friends. This area is open 24 hours a day and located close enough to the unit so that updates can be communicated to the patient's family at the earliest.
VISITING HOURS: Morning: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evening: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm