Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Critical Care medicine is of vital importance for a healthy nation. This speciality will certainly reduce the mortality by providing early and appropriate life-saving interventions to all critically ill patients.
We offer 24/7 care to patients in potentially life-threatening conditions who need continuous monitoring to be carried out by a multidisciplinary team. Such situations arise in case of haemodynamic instability (hypertension/ hypotension), airway or respiratory compromise (such as ventilator support), acute renal failure, potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias, the cumulative effects of multiple organ system failure, or even in the crucial hours after major surgeries when the patient is deemed too unstable to transfer to a less intensively monitored unit.
This discipline is the technologically advanced and resource-intensive area of medical care and it integrates many specialties and diverse technologies, holding out the hope of survival to patients who are acutely and critically ill. The care provided in a specialized unit of a hospital called the intensive care unit (ICU), requires unwavering commitment, precision and synchronized teamwork.
Medical emergencies are increasing at an exponential rate every day. Every Indian hospital encounters an increasing number of acute cases in the form of Trauma, Medical, Surgical, Gynaecological and Paediatric emergencies and hence the need for adequate resources which include a well equipped and sophisticated emergency room with agile doctors, paramedics, and staff nurse versatile in dealing with all sorts of emergencies.
Emergency Care does not begin and end in the emergency room because emergencies may arise anywhere and everywhere and hence the need for coverage from pre-hospital care till the patient’s transfer to definitive care is the ICU. We provide 24/7 services and critical care area is managed by highly qualified consultants with DM & Fellowship in Critical Care.
Monitored Sedation- This form of Anesthesia is usually used for minimally invasive procedures like colonoscopies, and the sedation levels can range from being slightly drowsy to complete unconsciousness.
Regional Anesthesia- This is usually used during childbirth and localized surgeries that are limited to a certain body part like the leg, arm, or abdomen. The affected body part will be numbed, and the patient will be unaware of the pain.
Local Anesthesia- Local anesthesia is given for minor procedures like receiving stitches or extracting a mole. The procedure includes numbing a small area while the patient is awake and alert.
Stage 2: This is known as the excitement stage, which comes after the loss of consciousness. It’s characterized by delirious activity. The heart and breathing rate is erratic, and symptoms like nausea, pupil dilation, and breath-holding may take place.
Stage 3- Surgical anesthesia helps muscles relax and slows down breathing, the eye movements are slowed down and eventually stop. This means that the patient is ready to be operated on.
Stage 4- The overdose stage only occurs if the medication is administered excessively, and it can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory collapse.
- Confusion and temporary memory loss, this is common for senior citizens
- Bruising from the IV drip
- Difficulty urinating
- Sore throat because of the breathing tube