The department of critical care is an extremely sensitive, highly monitored area of the hospital where the sickest of the patients of the hospital are admitted.
The department of critical care is manned by two senior consultants in critical care with an able team of doctors and nurses trained in the field of critical care round the clock. The state of the art critical care unit has 30 fully equipped beds including 8 beds with capacity for hemodialysis, two positive pressure isolation room and two negative pressure isolation rooms.
The Critical care unit at Raheja hospital has state of the art equipment that are in tune with international standards. The critical care unit has best in class non-invasive and invasive ventilators with capacity for FRC calculations (only one in Mumbai) which helps in proper and safe ventilation of the patient. Hemodynamic monitoring which is one of the backbones of critical care is done with continuous monitoring of cardiac output, extravascular lung index monitoring etc. with the use of the Volume view device. Scientific and objective nutrition in critical care is guided by the only indirect calorimeter in Mumbai with the help of advanced, homegrown, validated awarded software called the “inutrimon” again the first in Mumbai. The unit also has the capacity for continuous arterial blood pressure, central venous pressure, bladder pressure, intra-aortic blood pressure ,trans pulmonary pressure for effective ventilation ,continuous renal replacement therapy and hemodialysis, body warmers, syringe pumps, infusion pumps, blood gas analysis ,electrolytes , cardiac markers, defibrillation, bronchoscopy, transvenous and transjugular pacing, jugular venous oximetry for brain-injured patients,multiparameter monitoring ,central monitoring continuous feeding pumps for feeding and a laminar airflow for preparation of feeds.
The relatives of patients admitted to the ICU are counselled on a daily basis at a designated counselling area by the consultants and are also provided with a waiting room with bed and washroom facilities along with a prayer room on the same floor.
The department has seen many awards like:
The department of critical care also conducts two widely attended conferences in mechanical ventilation and nutrition each year to teach and spread the great work done in the intensive care unit.
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