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Critical Care : A Specialty for Reviving Lives

January 21, 2017

Critical Care Specialty


ICU Critical Care Specialist, Knowledge Resource


Critical care is a specialized care given to a patient suffering from a life-threatening disease and who needs constant monitoring and comprehensive care. Complications from a surgery, accidents, infections and severe breathing problems fall under the critical care list which needs close and constant attention, by a team of specially-trained healthcare providers. Using advanced technologies and modern equipment, the objective of a Critical Care Unit (CCU) is to maintain the functioning of the organ system and improve the patient’s condition, such that his or her underlying injury or illness can be treated.

Life of a patient under critical care can either win the battle or succumb to death. Critical care usually takes place in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or a trauma centre, where every life-saving machine like Intravenous (IV) tubes, feeding tubes, catheters, breathing machines etc. are monitored with a 24-hour surveillance.

Critical care nursing is a very challenging field. One needs to be highly skilled and trained, with all the medical knowledge, as the life of a patient is fully dependent on the machines inside an Intensive Care Unit.

The major role in the critical care of a patient is done by an Intensivist, a board-certified physician, who specializes in the care of critically ill patients, also known as a critical care physician. The intensivist has advanced training and experience in treating any complex type of patients.

“Shalby Hospitals” has such dedicated Intensivists on board to bring back critical lives back to normal. With a Critical Care Unit as its nucleus, Shalby has world-class equipment and technologies, with a team of experts. The fully dedicated team consists of doctors, nurses, and paramedics, who follow strict protocols to minimize infection and give personal attention to every single patient for their fast recovery.

The Multi-specialty Intensive Care Unit at Shalby Hospitals is equipped with everything that a critically ill patient needs and the combined team spirit of Shalby Hospitals works round the clock for saving every precious life placed in its hands.

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