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What is Intensive Care Medicine or Critical Care Medicine?

Intensive care medicine or critical care medicine is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the management and diagnosis of conditions that are life-threatening and might need intensive monitoring and exclusive life support. Doctors who are trained in Critical care medicine are known as intensivists.

Who is an Intensivist?

Doctors who are trained in Critical care medicine are known as intensivists. They treat patients who are in need of intensive care might require the support for serious conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias, that is potentially lethal, cardiovascular instability (hypotension/ hypertension), severe renal failure, respiratory or airway compromise (such as ventilator support) or multiple organ failure’s cumulative effects, that is now commonly known as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Intensivists also manage patients who are admitted for invasive/intensive monitoring like the critical hours post major surgery when the patient is not too stable to be transferred to the unit monitored less intensively.

Usually, this area of medical care is the most technologically advanced, expensive and resource-intensive.

What are the organ systems involved in critical care diseases?

The treatment approach that intensive care follows, in general, goes system-by-system. In this, the creation of a daily plan considers all nine-key systems. The treatment of intensive care also raises some other issues along with the key systems. These include bedsores, physiotherapy and mobilization, psychological health and secondary infections.

Nine key systems in Intensive care are the central nervous system, renal (metabolic), cardiovascular system, respiratory system, hematology, gastro-intestinal tract, microbiology, endocrine system, integumentary system.

What is a Critical Care Unit or Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?

The critical care unit or Intensive care unit is a specialized unit in a hospital where intensive care is generally given. Some medicine specialties also have intensive care areas designated for them in many hospitals. These include CCU (coronary intensive care unit) for heart disease, NCCU (neuroscience critical care unit), MICU (medical intensive care unit), SICU (surgical intensive care unit), NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), PICU (pediatric intensive care unit), STICU (shock/trauma intensive-care unit), OIR (overnight intensive-recovery) and other units as per the requirement of every hospital.

What are the systems and equipment used in the Critical Care Unit or Intensive Care Unit?

Mechanical ventilation is the common equipment found in the intensive care unit. It helps to assist in breathing through a tracheostomy or endotracheal tube, monitoring equipment, hemofiltration equipment for severe renal failure. In addition to this, it is also used in total parenteral nutrition or intravenous lines for drug infusions fluids, suction pumps, nasogastric tubes, catheters and drains and varied drugs such as analgesics, sedatives, inotropes, and broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Intensive care patient management is significantly different between hospitals. The ICUs in some hospitals are described as closed. The senior role is taken by a specialist in intensive care in a closed unit where the primary physician of the patient serves as a consultant. While open ICUs are there in certain hospitals where the decision to admit is taken by primary physician and he is the one who takes care of management-related decisions as well.

The critical care specialty has an advantage in the hospital. It is highly coordinated patient management with the help of an exclusive ICU team. The evidence is increasingly strong that patients are able to receive better outcomes in the intensive care units that are staffed by intensivists.

When to See an Intensivist if you are living in Jaipur?

A patient needs the services of an intensivist when he/she is in need of intensive care.

Patients suffering from serious conditions and are not too stable to be admitted in ward.

Also, patients who need continuous monitoring.

Patients who are on the life support system like ventilator, HFO, etc.

What diseases are treated by an Intensivist practicing in Jaipur?

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hemorrhagic Shock
  • Post-operative Intensive Care
  • Polytrauma
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)
  • Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Septic Shock
  • Respiratory (Lung) Failure
  • Severe Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  • Bacteremia
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Acute respiratory failure

What tests are performed by an Intensivist practicing in Jaipur?

An intensivist practicing in an ICU performs a variety of tests like:

  • Blood tests which include Complete Blood Count, Liver Function Test, Renal Function Test
  • Blood oxygen saturation(spO2)
  • ECG

What procedures are performed by an intensivist practicing in Jaipur?

  • Transcranial Doppler test
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Transthoracic echocardiography
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (Artificial Lung)
  • Hemodialysis catheter insertion
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Thoracentesis
  • Open surgical tracheostomy
  • Airway management
  • Central Venous Access
  • Intercostal drainage and management of ICD (intercostal drainage tube)
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump therapy
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Peritoneal Tapping / Ascitic tapping/ Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Postoperative care
  • Pulmonary artery catheterization
  • Temporary Pacemaker Implantation

What is the consultation fees of intensivist practicing in Jaipur?

The approximate consultation fees of cardiologists practicing in Jaipur ranges from Rs 400 to Rs 2,000.

What are the qualifications of an intensivist practicing in Jaipur?

To become an intensivist, five & a half years of training in M.B.B.S. is done. This is followed by a post-graduation course in internal medicine, respiratory medicine, or anesthesiology for three years. After that, a super specialization degree or a fellowship course in critical care medicine is required.