Upto date Intensive Care unit merges the intensive treatment with all medical and surgical specialitites to increase the survival of a critically ill patient.
Thoroughy organised Intensive Care unit is a must to reduce mortality of the patients, to reduce the hospital stay (Average Length Of Stay) and thereby reduce the cost of the treatment and to reduce hospital acquired infection.
Continous training of paramedics in caring for such critically ill patients is a necessity now a days. We at NPHRI have a separate wing of IMA approved paramedical college which teaches steps of treatment in critical care consistently. Our staff are sensitised towards suffering humanity especially those who are totally unconscious and struggling for life. We are proud to have these sensitized and caring staff to man our Intensive Care unit. Careful consideration in getting good barrier system to prevent hospital acquired infection by the patient during their stay. These include regular washing of hands between examination/ procedures on a patient .Wearing of sterile aprons and gloves and masks are a must in Intensive Care units. The number of personnel inside the Intensive Care units is strictly controlled and the visitors are allowed to interact with the intensivist to explain the nature of the illness of the patient and the status. We have a mechanism by which the infected material are safely handled and disposed. The sharps are carefully collected and disposed safely .The cycle of infection is cut by thorough chemical treatment of the soiled linen, using modern drying methods and also using autoclaves to the best levels. This process is supervised directly by the nursing superintend and is advised by Intensive Care physicians and anaesthetists. Treatment details and events in the treatment of a particular patient is handed over according to protocols to the next intensive care team to avoid errors in Intensive Care units and every member of the intensive care team will be able to identify the problem in the particular patient.