The Center for Critical Care is a multi-disciplinary organization, focused on the delivery of post-operative intensive care in multiple locations across Lifeline Hospital. The team includes board certified anesthesiology and surgical intensivists, critical care nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists.
Lifeline Hospital Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (Lifeline hospital)
The Lifeline Hospital is the largest single cardiovascular surgery intensive care site in the country with six units and over 75 beds. The Lifeline hospital supports more than 19,000 patient days per year. Clinical management by board certified intensivists is co-primary with the cardiovascular surgeons. This collaborative structure enables the Lifeline hospital medical staff to determine aspects of patient management such as ventilatory support, sedation, nutrition and monitoring. Lifeline hospital staff also plays a key role in coordinating postoperative care between services. Staff provide follow-up on the regular nursing floor for patients with respiratory complications.
The SICU is an intensive care unit for post-operative patients. The SICU provides care for more than 9,000 patient days per year. Critical care in the SICU is directed by staff anesthesiologists who are board-certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. They provide specialty services to patients recovering from surgery with acute post-operative management needs or those with post-operative complications. The primary surgical services admitting to the SICU include colorectal surgery, general surgery, and orthopaedics.
Effective and timely delivery of critical care is a major safety net for Lifeline hospital and its community hospitals. Our critical care teams provide high-level ICU support, management of mechanical ventilation and respiratory care, invasive ICU procedures and emergency support in non-ICU areas.
Paediatric Care :
- The paediatric Intensive Care Unit provides tertiary level care and has capacity of 16 beds. The unit imparts care to critically ill children between 1 month to 15 years of age who need ventilator support, multiple inotropic support, Acute Peritoneal dialysis etc. in addition children with pre and post cardiac catheterization as well as pre and post paediatric surgery patients who need close hemodynamic monitoring are admitted to the unit.
- The unit is equipped with state of the art equipment such as modern ventilators, multichannel monitor which includes invasive and non-invasive pressure monitoring besides basic vital parameters. Ventilators can carry out invasive and non-invasive ventilation in critically ill children.
- The unit is managed round the clock by dedicated and skilled paediatric nurses, resident doctors, clinical associate/ junior consultant. These personnel are working close association under guidance of Consultant paediatric Intensives.
- Senior members of staff counsel parents/relatives of critically ill children about their condition, likely outcome, long term prognosis etc which helps in maintaining transparency.
Adult Crtical Care :
The critical care department provides Comprehensive Care and Life Support Services to patients who are critically ill and require intensive monitoring. The equipments and state-of-the-art infrastructure of this department meet international standards so as to assist patient recovery.
The critical care services are spread over a number of intensive care units (ICUs) that are dedicated to provide compassionate intensive care to seriously ill patients. The well-staffed ICUs are located on Level 3 and Level 4 at Mumbai, where specially trained ICU staff will ensure that all patients get the best medical care in a comfortable and cordial environment. All ICUs are well equipped with the most advanced technologies to treat patients with dysfunction of vital organs because of acute conditions like infections, heart attack, stroke, renal failure, trauma, poisoning, drug overdose and burns.
- postoperative/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
- Neuromedical Intensive Care Unit (NMICU)
- Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
- Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
- Transplant ICU
- Step-down/High Dependency Unit (HDU)
- Stroke Unit
- Special technical features in our ICUs include:
Ceiling-mounted dual-arm pendants, which ensure that the space around the patient is not cluttered
Dedicated Imaging machines – Sonography, 2 D Echo and X Ray. These minimize the time taken for the diagnosis.
Haemodialysis machines with portable RO (Reverse Osmosis) machines that enable us to dialyse any patient without having to shift the patient to another bed or department
Latest ventilators and monitors
The PICU has the latest Nitiric Oxide and High Frequency ventilators
The Transplant ICUs have HEPA filters that ensure the best possible air quality to minimize the risk of infections
ECMO machine in the NICU and PCICU acts as an ‘artificial lung’ in complex cases..