Intensive care units (ICUs) are specialized hospital wards. They provide intensive care (treatment and monitoring) for people in a critically ill or unstable condition.
A person in an ICU needs constant medical attention and support to keep their body functioning. They may be unable to breathe on their own and have multiple organ failure. Medical equipment will take the place of these functions while the person recovers.
Ruby Hall Clinic is a quaternary care centre offering the best of intensive care services with more than 140 beds dedicated to critical care. Our intensive care departments provide multidisciplinary services with state-of-the-art infrastructure and comprehensive diagnostic services for adults as well as paediatric/neonate patients. Our critical care departments are headed by senior and renowned intensive care experts. We offer clinical services with a team of intensive care physicians and nurses. Our performance in patient care is comparable to international standards in terms of survival, nosocomial infections, and patient satisfaction. Our state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Units have a separate cubicle for each patient providing maximum patient comfort and privacy.
Our specialised critical care units:
- Coronary Care Unit: CCU caters to patients with cardiac ailments and patients post interventional cardiology procedures for continuous monitoring.
- Intensive care Unit: ICU caters to critically ill patients with medical/surgical conditions.
- Neuro Trauma Unit: NTU primarily caters to patients with acute Neurological conditions and post Neurosurgery patients who require specialised care.
- Stroke and Neuro Unit: SNU is dedicated to patients of Stroke with rehabilitation services for complete recovery.
- Cardiac Recovery Unit: Cardiac Recovery Unit is a dedicated unit for post-cardiac surgical patients- both adult and paediatric, manned by cardiac anaesthetists offering rigorous hemodynamic monitoring.
- Transplant ICU: This ICU is dedicated to post-operative management of transplant patients
- Paediatric ICU: PICU takes care of critically ill children presenting with medical or surgical conditions.
- Neonatal ICU: NICU takes care of Newborn babies requiring specialised care, phototherapy or interventions, also caters to neonates with critical ailments and low birth weight babies.
- Multiparameter Monitoring
- Invasive Cardiac Monitoring
- Dailysis facility at every ICU bed
- Bedside Imaging (X-ray, Sonography & 2D Echo)
- Better connectivity to Operation Theatres & Cath Lab
- Electronically adjustable patient beds to facilitate patient position & movement
- Bedside Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy
- Advanced ventilatory support equipments
- Advanced NIV machines & transport monitors availability
Our Founder Director Dr. Prachee Sathe trained in the UK on International Fellowship from Royal College of Physicians; Edinburgh for comprehensive training in critical care medicine started this department in 1991 with an idea to develop a world-class ICU setup and has treated more than 15000 critically ill patients. Under her able guidance, a team of expert intensivists works round the clock to provide the best possible care to critically ill patients. Our ICUs have a 2:1 patient: nurse ratio with the more serious patients receiving the attention of a dedicated nurse. A dedicated pharmacist, ICU coordinator and adequate support staff are working for these ICUs. We have a Medical Emergency Team attending to emergency calls from all sections of the hospital 24 hours a day with minimal response time.
Equipment and Instruments
We have the latest multipara monitors for invasive and non-invasive monitoring with a central monitor. All the beds are fully equipped with latest monitors, ventilator support, syringe pumps for minute monitoring of the small quantity of drugs, etc.
These ICUs are capable of treating patients with complex medical problems like septicemia, multi-organ failure (renal failure, respiratory failure, cardiac failure, etc.), various types of poisoning, high-risk/complicated surgical patients, road traffic accidents, post renal and liver transplant patients, diabetic complications, etc.
We believe in delivering care that can make a positive difference in our patients’ lives. Therefore, we follow stringent protocols to provide the desired patient outcome under constant peer review. We have a high number of interdepartmental consultations for optimal patient management. We also have an on-going ICU audit system with analysis of predicted and actual outcome analysis using severity of illness scoring systems (APACHE II and SAPS II), monitoring of protocol adherence in ICU procedures, hygiene, infection control, etc. There are on-going internal training programs for the medical and nursing staff.