Intensive care units (ICU) also called critical care or intensive therapy departments are sections within a hospital to provide intensive care (treatment and monitoring) for people in a critically ill or unstable condition.
When is intensive care needed?
There are several circumstances where a person may be admitted to an ICU. These include after surgery, or following an accident or severe illness. Intensive care is often needed when one or more of your organ systems has failed. For example, this might be your:
There are many different conditions and situations that can cause your organ systems to fail. Some of the most common include:
ICU at Aarvy Hospital, Gurgaon
The ICU at Aarvy Hospital, gurgaon is fully equipped to handle any kind of emergency and critical condition. The patient will have constant access to the following:
At Aarvy Hospital, Gurgaon we have a specialized Intensive Care Unit for babies (NICU) as well as children (PICU).
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialised ward within the hospital designed, staffed and equipped to provide intensive care and treatment to seriously ill infants and children up to 16 years of age.
Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Ten to 15 percent of all newborn babies require care in a NICU, and giving birth to a sick or premature baby can be quite unexpected for any parent.
Most babies admitted to the NICU are premature (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), have low birthweight (less than 5.5 pounds), or have a medical condition that requires special care. Other reasons that can lead to baby care in a NICU are:
If your baby is born very premature, is sick or requires close observation, he/she will be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where they will receive specialised medical and nursing care. Throughout your baby's stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, any treatment required will be explained to you. You will be encouraged to be involved in your baby's care wherever possible as this helps to establish and strengthen your bond with your baby.
At Aarvy hospital Gurgaon, babies are admitted for absolutely essential reasons. Your baby may be suffering from a life threatening condition and may require phototherapy, artificial breathing through a ventilator etc. Throughout your baby's stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, any treatment required will be explained to you. You will be encouraged to be involved in your baby's care wherever possible as this helps to establish and strengthen your bond with your baby.
At Aarvy Hospital in Gurgaon the Doctors, Nurses and other staff are highly trained and specialists are available round the clock.
Once a Adult/Child/Neonate is able to breathe unaided, they no longer need to be in intensive care and can be transferred to a different ward to continue their recovery.
The time it takes to recover varies greatly from person to person. It also depends on things such as age, level of health and fitness, as well as how severe the condition is.