Advanced Critical Care Medicine at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai
Critical care medicine, also called intensive care medicine, is a medical speciality dealing with care of critically ill patients who are at risk or are recovering from medical conditions which are life-threatening. Patients can develop primary critical care symptoms or may develop it as a secondary consequence of certain other conditions. Branch involves complex clinical work contributing to each and every speciality. Patients are admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital for indications like cardiovascular instability, brain monitoring, fulminant liver failure, high-risk complicated pregnancy, multiple organ dysfunction, respiratory compromise, sepsis, close monitoring following a major surgery.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Critical Care Medicine Department offers 24*7 fully-equipped, designated ICUs with state-of-the-art technology and experts for managing certain medical specialities. The Department provides comprehensive treatment to patients (adult and paediatric), across the entire spectrum of critical care services.
Our ICUs are a combination of multidisciplinary ICUs and dedicated ICUs namely medical, surgical, cardiac, organ transplant, coronary care, paediatric and neonatal. We also have a super-ICU to manage complex liver surgeries and obstetric patients. We are leaders in the city for our ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) retrieval services, wherein our team is able to reach out to any critical ill patient across the country and use ECMO to transport, stabilise and treat.
Fortis Hospitals utilises an evidence-based approach in patient care. Our patient outcomes are based on the APACHE II (acute physiology and chronic health evaluation) scoring system, which is at par with international standards.
Our critical care team utilises a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach during treatment:
- Intensivists (Clinicians with intensive care medicine training)
- The team works closely with clinicians from other specialities (CVTS, neurology, nephrology, paediatrics, pulmonology, transplant medicine and so on)
- Specially-trained critical care nurses, clinical nutritionists, physician assistants and physiotherapists
The team is ably supported by anaesthetists, infectious diseases specialists, radiologists and clinical pharmacologists.
We are recognised as an academic centre for capacity building, offering specialised critical care medicine training for nurses and doctors, across the city.
Our highly advanced intensive care unit is equipped with multi para monitoring available for continuous patient evaluation, prompt and dedicated care.