Ankur Hospital has a trained and experienced team for critical care Ankur hospital is an international, peer-reviewed medical journal of high quality. By acquiring, discussing, disseminating, and promoting evidence-based information relevant to intensivists, Critical Care aims to improve the care of critically ill patients. The goal of Critical Care is to provide a comprehensive overview of intensive care.
Who needs critical care?
If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, such as:
- Severe burns
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Kidney failure
- Patients recovering after major surgeries
- Respiratory failure
- Severe bleeding
- Serious infections
- Injury caused by car accidents falls, or shootings
In a critical care unit, what happens?
In a critical care unit, health care providers use a variety of equipment, including:
- Fluids are injected or drained through catheters, which are flexible tubes.
- Patients with kidney failure may use dialysis machines (“artificial kidneys”).
- You may need feeding tubes for nutritional support.
- You may need intravenous (IV) tubes for fluids and medications.
- Machines that monitor your vital signs.
- You may need extra oxygen therapy.
- Breathing tubes are called tracheostomy tubes. A surgically made hole goes through the front of the neck and into the windpipe, where the tube is placed.
- A ventilator (breathing machine) moves air into and out of your lungs. It is used for people who have respiratory failure.
Many of these machines keep you alive, but can also increase your risk of infection.
People in the critical care unit cannot speak. You must have an advance directive. If you are unable to do so, your health care provider and family members can use this information to make important decisions, including end-of-life decisions.