The CHCC's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a general critical care unit which caters primarily to acutely-ill individuals of all ages. Our ICU has four fully-equipped and functional rooms that can respond to a host of patients experiencing an acute medical crisis. On occasions where there exists an overflow of patients for admission under intensive care, the adjacent rooms in the Medical-Surgical Ward are then converted to ICU extension rooms.
The ICU has the capacity to perform invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring. It specifically handles all patients suffering from life-threatening conditions such as myocardial infaction, cerebrovascular accidents, shock, respiratory failure, and diabetic and renal emergencies. The ICU also responds to any cardiopulmonary emergencies within the hospital. Invasive procedures such as esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, vascular catheter, arterial line and central line insertions are routinely done in the unit. Patients requiring life-support measures such as mechanical ventilation, external cardiac pacing, vasopressor and anti-coagulation therapy are all managed in the ICU.
The ICU prides itself on having a team of competent, committed, and dynamic individuals backed with years of clinical practice. All staff are BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP certified by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.