Critical Care & Emergency
 

A Critical Care Unit of a healthcare facility caters to patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries. These units are distinguished from normal hospital wards by a higher staff-to-patient ratio and access to advanced medical resources and equipment that is not routinely available elsewhere. Common conditions that are treated within Critical Care Units include ARDS, Trauma, Multiple organ failure and Sepsis.

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ARDS :
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a medical condition occurring in critically ill patients characterized by widespread inflammation in the lungs. The syndrome is associated with a high mortality rate between 20% and 50%. The mortality rate with ARDS varies widely based on severity, the patient's age, and the presence of other underlying co-morbid medical conditions.

Trauma :
In physical medicine, trauma is injury or damage to a biological organism caused by physical harm from an external source. Trauma is also injury that can potentially lead to serious long-term outcomes like chronic pain.

Multiple Organ Failure :
Multiple Organ dysfunction syndrome is the presence of altered organ function in acutely ill patients such that homeostasis cannot be maintained without intervention. It usually involves two or more organ systems. The condition usually results from infection, injury (accident, surgery), hypoperfusion and hypermetabolism. The primary cause triggers an uncontrolled inflammatory response. Sepsis is the most common cause.

Sepsis :
Sepsis is the result of a massive immune response to systemic bacterial infection which often leads to multiple organ failure. Sepsis is a medical emergency that becomes fatal or life-threatening for many of the individuals who develop this dreaded condition.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE
• State-of-the-art fully automated Stryker beds equipped with 6 channel bedside monitors.
• Advanced hemodynamic monitoring systems (EV 1000 platform etc).
• All ICUs are equipped with 3 stage HEPA filtration airflow systems for faster recovery.
• Invasive (most advanced Maquet and GE Healthcare Ventilators with advanced modes) and non invasive ventilator facilities round the clock for every patient.
• ‘24X7’ In house facilities for Haemodialysis/ Peritoneal dialysis/ Plasmapheresis/ Temporary & Permanent Pacing.
• Resuscitation equipment, defibrillators and most advanced Airway devices.
• Facilities for USG, Echo, Color Doppler, 128 slice CT, MRI and advanced Pathological laboratory for all round delivery of services.

Apart from the physical infrastructure, Charnock Hospital’s Critical Care Units are led by Full time, 4 tier Consultants who are supported by a highly experienced and compassionate Nursing team. There are also the Paramedic and ancillary staff who completes the Critical Care team and help to contribute a holistic approach to patient care.


EMERGENCY

And to give immediate attention to the patients, the 6 bedded Emergency department of the Hospital has been built up with utmost care along with advanced technology. The department is being manned by two-tier Emergency Medical Officers and Incharges who are specialized in these fields
 
Critical Care & Emergency