Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

About the Department & Specialty:

Established : May 2020

Disease Profile Treated :
SDM Medical College and Hospital is one of leading multi-specialty healthcare providers in North Karnataka. The ICU & Critical care department is at the core of many lifesaving treatments. Patients are monitored round the clock in sterile, infection safe environments by highly trained physicians, specialist nurses, respiratory therapists, and a number of specialists who are on call to assist with emergency situations.
Critical Care Medicine Department was started in May 2020 with High target goals to deliver.
  1. Standardized Intensive Care Management, a team of Full-time intensivists is available to manage ICU related issues with the best possible evidence-based practice.
  2. To bring an active academic oriented teaching programme with clinical goals.
Timings & Holidays
Outpatient (OPD) :
Monday to Saturday – 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Sundays & Public Holidays – Not Available
Emergency – 24*7
Critical Care Unit (CCU) is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and staffed by a highly skilled and compassionate team of healthcare professionals.
  1. 24/7 Monitoring and Intervention: Our Critical Care Unit operates around the clock, providing continuous monitoring of critically ill patients.  
  1. Multidisciplinary Team: A dedicated team of intensivists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other specialists work collaboratively to address the unique needs of each patient. This multidisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive and individualized care.
  2. Advanced Life Support: Our CCU is equipped with cutting-edge life support systems, including ventilators, hemodynamic monitoring, Renal replacement therapy includes HEMODIALYSIS SLED, CRRT at Bedside and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). These technologies support patients with severe respiratory and cardiac conditions, enhancing their chances of recovery.
  3. Specialized Nursing Care: Our nursing staff in the CCU undergoes specialized training to care for critically ill patients. Their expertise ensures that patients receive the highest level of attention, with a focus on maintaining comfort and dignity throughout their stay.
  4. Diagnostic Services: To facilitate swift and accurate diagnosis, our CCU is integrated with advanced diagnostic services. This includes access to laboratory testing, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures to aid in the prompt identification of underlying issues.
  5. Rehabilitation Services: Recognizing the importance of post-ICU rehabilitation, our hospital provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to aid in the recovery process. This includes physical therapy and other services to help patients regain optimal function. Eight beds are dedicated on the 6th floor for rehabilitation and HDU services.
  6. Outreach Services: We accept complicated referral cases like Pregnancy related, Post Surgical and Severe ARDS, MODS, Polytrauma etc received from within SDM Hospital and Outside Hospital.
We admit critically ill complex medical, surgical and trauma patients to the Critical Care Unit from the emergency department or inpatients from other wards, to deliver critical care services to sick patients without any delay. Common conditions requiring critical care are:
  • Heart ailments (cardiac failure, tacky and brady arrhythmia)
  • Drug-resistant infections
  • Lung ailments (pneumonia, ARDS COPD BRONCHIAL ASTHMA)
  • Organ failure
  • Polytrauma (road traffic accident) 
  • Blood infections
  • Sepsis Septic Shock and Acute Kidney Failure.
  • Brain trauma, STROKE
ICU Protocol
  • Patient Care Responsibility
  • Medical Protocol document
  • Respiratory Therapist Protocol
  • Patient Care Audit
  • Nursing Protocols (documents)
  • Adverse Event Audit
Services of ECMO Unit
ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO machine is similar to the heart-lung by-pass machine used in open-heart surgery. It pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. When you are connected to an ECMO, blood flows through tubing to an artificial lung in the machine that adds oxygen and takes out carbon dioxide; then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into your body.
  • Staff Availability:
    • Clinical Staff:
      — Intensivist with Senior Resident
      — Respiratory Therapy Staff
      — Perfusionis
      — Nursing Staff
    • Non-Clinical Staff:
      — Office Assistant
    • Beds Availability:
      — Beds (ICU, Isolations, ECMO, HDU)
  • Equipments:
    • ECMO Machine
    • CRRT
    • Pace Maker
    • Video Laryngoscope
    • HFNC
    • GE Maquet Ventilator
    • AED Machine
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Defibrillator
    • ACT Machine
    • Cardiac Monitor
    • Infusion Pump
    • Syringe Pump
    • Sonosite USG Machine
    • Warmer
    • Philips NIV
    • ECG Machine
    • ABG machine

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