The Medical Hub - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
ICU is a specialist hospital ward that provides treatment and monitoring for people who are very ill. Our specially trained healthcare professionals use sophisticated monitoring equipment and life support modalities to provide the best opportunity for healing
Our Intensive care Unit stands out as one of the best in the region, our experienced team of intensivists provides medical care to all manner of critically ill patients. Our ICU is staffed with competent intensive care specialist, physician, nurses and therapists.
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The Medical Hub ICU is a 4 beds capacity Facility. Each of our ICU beds is equipped to enable optimum care. The hospital is in a strategic location and is easily accessible.
The ICU Team
Our ICU team includes highly skilled Doctors and Nurses supported by allied health professionals (physiotherapist, nutritionist, radiographer, pharmacist)
When is intensive care needed?
Intensive care is needed if someone is seriously ill and requires intensive treatment and close monitoring, or if they’re having surgery and intensive care can help them recover.
Most people in an ICU have problems with 1 or more vital organs (For example, lungs, severe burns, a heart attack, stroke a serious infection (such as sepsis or severe pneumonia) or admission for recovery after major surgeries.
What intensive care involves
Patients on an ICU will be looked after closely by a team of ICU staff and will be connected to equipment by a number of tubes, wires and cables. There will normally be 1 nurse for every 1 or 2 patients. This equipment is used to monitor their health and support their bodily functions until they recover.
What intensive care involves
Equipment that may be used in our ICU includes: a ventilator – a machine that helps with breathing; a tube is placed in the mouth, nose or through a small cut in the throat (tracheostomy) monitoring equipment – used to measure important bodily functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure and the level of oxygen in the blood IV lines and pumps – tubes inserted into a vein (intravenously) to provide fluids, nutrition and medication and pumps to administer the medication, fluid and feeds.
Feeding tubes – tubes placed in the nose, mouth, through a small cut made in the tummy or into a vein if a person is unable to eat normally drains and catheters – drains are tubes used to remove any build-up of blood or fluid from the body; catheters are thin tubes inserted into the bladder to drain urine Someone in an ICU will often be on pain killing medicine and medicine that makes them drowsy (sedatives). This is because some of the equipment used can be uncomfortable.
Visiting an ICU
An ICU can often be an overwhelming place, both for the patient and their loved ones. Visiting hours are usually very flexible, but there may be times when visiting is not advised, so it’s a good idea to check before you arrive. The number of people allowed around the person’s bed may be limited.
The person you’re visiting may be drowsy and seem confused. They may also appear slightly swollen or have injuries like bruises or wounds. This can be upsetting to see, but staff will ensure they’re as comfortable as possible.
You may hear alarms and bleeps from the equipment. These help staff monitor their patients.
You’ll usually be free to touch, comfort and talk to the person. It may help them to hear and recognise familiar voices, even if they do not appear to respond.
You might want to tell them about your day or read them a book or newspaper.
You can bring in things to make them more comfortable, but ask staff beforehand if there’s anything you should not bring.
The ICU staff will be on hand during your visit to answer any questions you have. Some people may leave the ICU after a few days. Others may need to stay in the ICU for months or may deteriorate there. Many people who leave an ICU will make a good recovery.
To reduce the risk of spreading infection, visitors must clean their hands using hand sanitizer dispensers when entering and leaving the unit and may not be able to bring in certain things, such as flowers. Food and drinks should not be consumed by the bedside. Avoid visiting if you’re ill.
What to bring for patients
Patients will need their everyday toiletries, such as soap/shower gel, toothbrush and toothpaste, dentures, hair brush/comb, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, hair ties and items such as moisturiser, after- shave/perfume and razor or electric shaver.
Please bring all of the patient’s prescribed medicines that they have been taking until admission. We will store them in ICU and you can take them home on discharge.
Please bring in hearing aids and spectacles used by the patient. We are unable to store any items such as clothing as there are no patient storage areas in ICU. Jewellery, laptops and other valuables should not be left with the pa- tient in the ICU due to the higher risk of loss.
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