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The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital emphasizes a team based, compassionate, patient and family centered care.
To ensure that the Intensive Care Unit at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital is recognized as a Centre of Excellence
To provide safe, timely, high quality care and comfort to all patients, with any form of critical illness and to support those that care for them.The department is situated on 13th & 14th floor of Tower building. Each floor has north wing with 14 beds and south wing with 11 beds. The units have beds with dialysis facilities, specially designed positive and negative isolation facilities. Our department has cubicles for each bed and transparent doors to reduce disturbance to patients. Each cubicle has windows that provide daylight which is most important to maintain normal sleep pattern.
Special arrangement is made for the waiting patient family member beside the ICU of each wing. The waiting area has arrangement made for one family member. It has a foldable couch attached with lamp and charging facilities. The support staff provide bed sheets, pillows and blankets every night. Vending machines for hot beverages are available on north wing waiting area of each floor. Washrooms are available on each floor with facilities to take bath near South wing on both floors.
The department is led by Director with team of experienced doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, technicians, counsellors and support staff. The specially trained doctors and nurses provide full spectrum of critical care services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All staff members wear identification badges with their names and photos properly displayed. Together the team provides high quality and safe care in ICUs.
Doctors: The team of doctors include Chief Intensivists, Consultants, Associate Consultants and Resident doctors. The team of ICU doctors work closely with doctors from other specialties at the hospital. The team coordinates with primary and referring doctors and form care plan for the patient’s during admission, morning rounds and in case of any change in condition.
The team of nurse practitioners includes Deputy General Manager, with experienced unit ward managers and bedside nurses. Usually one nurse will take care at one or utmost two patients in each shift. The nursing care includes following activities for your patient:Types of ICU in the facility:
Physiotherapists: Based on the patient’s clinical requirement, physiotherapists will provide chest and limb physiotherapy. By providing chest physiotherapy they will facilitate clearing of lungs strengthen lungs and respiratory muscles. Exercise of arms and legs to avoid joints getting stiff. As your patient gets better the physiotherapists will help your patient get out of bed and move around.
Speech therapists: In case your patient has swallowing difficulty or has tracheostomy, the speech therapists will evaluate and start feeding your patient orally
Dieticians: After admission dietician will meet you to figure out your patient’s likes, dislikes, allergies, and will work out on the nutritional needs based on your patient’s condition and instruction by treating doctors. Feeding can be oral, through a tube inserted through the nose to the stomach or through the vein.
Technicians: The technicians visiting the ICU are specially trained for dialysis, performing radiological investigations like sonography and echocardiography. They are supervised by doctors.
Counsellors: Counsellors are stationed on 13th floor south wing in a room in family waiting area. Patient families can approach them directly for any concerns related to their patient care. They also counsel patients and patient families whenever indicated.
IFCCM- Fellowship in the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM), India.
IDCCM- Indian diploma of Critical care medicine, by ISCCM
DNB- Diplomat of National board of examination, New Delhi, India in anaesthesia
DA-Diploma in Anaesthesia, University of Mumbai.
Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital and Health care management