PULMONOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE
At SGVP, Department of Pulmonary Medicine is well equipped to manage all types of respiratory disorders like :
- Diseases of the airway (Bronchial Asthma, COPD)
- Interstitial diseases
- Diseases of alveolar space (ARDS)
- Diseases of pulmonary vasculature (PAH, PE, Vacuities)
- Diseases of ventilatory control, occupational lung diseases, all types of infection related to lungs, diseases of mediastinum and pleura, cancer of lung & pleura
- Sleep-related disorders (SAS, Narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement, UARS)
- Upper airway resistance syndrome
The unit is very well equipped with ultra-modern gadgets. Hospital has one of the best PFT labs, bronchoscopy units (Pediatric & Adult) in the country.
The Critical Care Unit at SGVP Hospital in Ahmedabad is headed by specialized internationally trained Intensivists who provide dedicated, continuous, specialized care to critically ill patients with a variety of medical or surgical conditions who require complex multi-organ support.
What is Critical Care / Intensive Care?
Critical care (also known as Intensive Care) is the multi-professional healthcare specialty that cares for patients with acute, life-threatening illness or injury. Most of us will experience a critical illness or injury, either as the patient, family member or friend of a patient.
Critical care can be provided wherever life is threatened – at the scene of an accident, in an ambulance, in a hospital emergency room, or in the operating room. Most critical care today, however, is delivered in highly specialized intensive care units (ICU). Various terminologies like Critical Care Unit (CCU), Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) may be used to describe such services in a hospital.
Critical care is provided by multi-professional teams of highly experienced and professional physicians, nurses, respiratory care technicians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals who use their unique expertise, ability to interpret important therapeutic information, access to highly sophisticated equipment and the services of support personnel to provide care that leads to the best outcome for the patient.
Patients are rarely admitted directly to the critical care unit. Rather, they are usually admitted from the emergency room, or surgical area where they are first given care and stabilized. The continuum of critical care begins at the moment of illness or injury and continues throughout the patient’s hospitalization, treatment, and subsequent recovery.