ICU

Intermediate Intensive Care Unit

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides special medical care to critically ill patients.

Our critical care nurses have special training and skills needed to organize all areas of care for your loved one. The nursing staff is available to answer questions and assist your family members as needed. Our team includes ICU doctors, specialist nursing staff, and breathing technicians.

 

Other healthcare members whom you may see are:

  • Respiratory therapist: provides services to assist breathing, using oxygen, breathing treatments, and ventilators (breathing machines).
  • Dietitian: plans and monitors nutritional needs.
  • Occupational therapist: teaches exercise and skills for day-to-day living.

Some doctors may prescribe a special diet for patients, which can include restrictions such as low fat, low sodium, and low sugar. Food consistency may also be modified due to swallowing precautions.

A Special Word About Visiting

The ICU staff understands your need to be with your family member. Please remember, though, that patient care comes first and because there are times during procedures, emergencies, physician rounds, and patient care that visiting isn’t appropriate, you will be asked to wait in the waiting room for a brief time.

Visitation Guidelines

  • Children under 12 may not visit
  • ICU has flexible visiting hours
  • Limit visitors to only two at a time

Phone Calls

Frequent phone calls take time away from patient care. Please select one family member to be the contact person to make phone calls about the patient’s condition.

Main hospital number: 0096264777444

Other Information

Appropriate gifts for patients in IICU are cards, balloons, or artificial flowers. Fresh flowers may not be suitable for all patients; please ask the nursing staff before delivering flowers. Patients may have their glasses, hearing aids, dentures, slippers, and robes from home. Please inform staff of any valuables which are brought in or taken home.

Food is available in the cafeteria from 8 a.m.–12 a.m.

An ATM machine is located on the ground floor in the main reception area.