Does the multidisciplinary ICU offer ECMO services?
Yes, the ICU at Aster Hospital Whitefield offers ECMO services. The team of healthcare professionals is highly trained and experienced in the use of ECMO and provides high end supportive care.
Does the multidisciplinary ICU offer emotional and psychological support for patients and their families?
Yes, the ICU offers access to social workers,emotional, spiritual and other support services to help patients and their families cope with the stress and anxiety associated with critical illness.
How does the multidisciplinary ICU team work with patients and their families?
The team works closely with patients and their families to develop and implement personalized care plans. Family members are encouraged to be active participants in their loved one's care and are kept informed about their condition, treatment plan, and progress.
What kind of medical technologies are available in the multidisciplinary ICUs?
The ICU is equipped with advanced medical technologies such as ventilators, hemodialysis machines, cardiac & hemodynamic monitors, Ultrasound & ECHO machines, ECMO machines, infusion pumps and other state-of-the-art equipment to manage critically ill patients.
What kind of medical/surgical conditions can be treated in a multidisciplinary ICU?
A multidisciplinary ICU can manage a wide range of complex medical conditions, including respiratory failure, renal failure, heart attacks, strokes, sepsis, cardiac arrest, traumatic injuries, perioperative care, post-transplant care, poisoning and any similar life-threatening conditions.
What kind of healthcare professionals are part of the intensivist-driven multidisciplinary ICUteam?
The team includes intensivists, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, social workers, and other specialists who work together to provide dynamic &, individualized care for each patient.
What is a multidisciplinary ICU?
A multidisciplinary ICU is a specialized unit within a hospital that provides advanced care for critically ill patients with complex medical and surgical conditions. The ICU is staffed by a team of Intensivists who are highly skilled in providing comprehensive multiorgan care for critically ill patients. Opinions would be taken from other specialities as and when indicated.
What are the major types of seizures?
Seizures are classified into two groups. Generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain. Focal seizures affect just one area of the brain. These seizures are also called partial seizures.
What causes Epilepsy?
Epilepsy can be caused by different conditions that affect a person’s brain. Some known causes include: Stroke. Brain tumor. Brain infection from parasites (malaria, neurocysticercosis), viruses (influenza, dengue, Zika), and bacteria. Traumatic brain injury or head injury. Loss of oxygen to the brain (for example, during birth). Some genetic disorders (such as Down syndrome). Other neurologic diseases (such as Alzheimer’s disease).
How long do seizures usually last?
Usually, a seizure lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. It depends on the type of seizure.