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The art of medicine lies in balancing treatment of the risk of associated side effects involved because of non-invasive & invasive treatment modalities. Critical care medicine is an offshoot of this concept. Critical care unit is designed for patients who need & can benefit from facilities & services, which are not available in other hospital areas.

Such patients usually have failure, or potential failure, of one or more major systems. They therefore need continuous support, monitoring, nursing care & availability of medical staff. Modern critical care has developed from respiratory & coronary care with continued momentum provided by the clinical & technological developments in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Pharmacological & mechanical circulatory support, advances in the treatment of renal failure, respiratory failure, neurological problems, multiple organ failure and patient monitoring systems.

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills has one of the largest intensive care units in this country. The campus is truly a health city with every possible specialisation and area of medicine from molecular biology to advanced neurosurgery represented. The critical care units are highly sophisticated and state of the art. They have individual equipment for each patient for continuous monitoring of vital parameters at all times. Highly trained doctors with international experience and qualifications as well as superb nurses and ancillary personnel work together as a cohesive team to achieve the best possible world class care.

Many miracles of modern medicine have been catalysed by the determination and scientific approach to care at Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills. As a tertiary care Center there is round the clock availability of specialists for serving the needs of our patients who come from around India and other continents including Africa, Europe, Australia and North America. Special services for international patients including ready availability of translators for languages like Arabic for example allow us to keep both the patient and the family always informed and comfortable.

The intensive care unit is a place of rapid action and rapid decisions but these are made with a multidisciplinary approach. Experts in pulmonology , nutrition science, physiotherapy, pharmacology, rehabilitation, anesthesia, radiology as well as social work coordinate with the intensive care unit physicians and nurses to provide a seamless approach to saving lives.

Our mission is to heal and comfort always and we will work tirelessly using the state of the art evidence based medicine to bring back function and productive life to our patients. We are here to serve.

Our team of experts are amongst the finest in the world, be it in academic qualifications, clinical expertise, hands-on experience or in research publications. Committed to patient centric care , they contribute to our record of unmatched clinical outcomes.

Dept.Doctor's Name 
ACCU  
Medical ICU -1Dr. Jyoti Narayan SahooView Doctor's Profile
Medical ICU - 2Dr.Sudeep Sirga 
Neuro ICUDr.K. Subba Reddy 
Neuro ICU-2Dr.Nagaraju Gorla 
Surgical ICUDr.Y. SridharView Doctor's Profile
Cardiac ICU  
Pediatric ICUDr.Meena TrehanView Doctor's Profile
Cardio Thoracic POSTDr.Sai Praveen HarnathView Doctor's Profile
Secbad Critical Care 
Dr. T.Sateesh KumarView Doctor's Profile
Dr. Siddartha ReddyView Doctor's Profile
Dr. Rama KrishnaView Doctor's Profile
Dr. ManjulaView Doctor's Profile
Hyderguda Critical Care 
Dr.K.Jai KrishnaView Doctor's Profile
Dr.RajenderView Doctor's Profile
Dr.Vijay kumarView Doctor's Profile
Dr.SampathView Doctor's Profile
Dr.PrashanthView Doctor's Profile

What is an intensive care unit or ICU ?

It is a special area of the hospital where the focus is on intense observation and treatment with increased staff and resources . This helps respond immediately to emergency conditions . The trained nurses and doctors with the help of a multidisciplinary team ensure that the critical patient rapidly recovers and goes home to their family.

Who needs to be treated in an ICU ?

Any patient who needs close monitoring and treatment needs to be admitted to an intensive care unit. Anyone with breathing difficulty requiring the use of special machines called ventilators , patients with low blood pressure needing medicine to treat it, infections causing septic shock as well as patients who need close observation after certain surgeries like heart bypass, trauma surgery and brain surgery are some examples.

Can I visit my family member or friend who is in the ICU ?

It is very important for family to be a part of the healing process . The presence of loved ones will reassure the patient . It is also very important that privacy is maintained , noise and infection are controlled and patients get time to rest and sleep. For these reasons visiting hours are specified outside the ICU .

The Visiting Hours are as follows:

10 AM – 11 AM

5PM – 7 PM

Only two visitors are allowed to meet the patient per shift.

Why are there so many wires on the patient ?

The ICU is a place to monitor patients acutely. Fortunately modern technology has advanced a lot and we can get intricate details of a patients's vital parameters like heart rate , breathing rate, oxygen level and blood pressure for example. This is done using multiple devices and these are the numerous wires that are seen which are constantly monitoring the patient.

Who is an Intensivist / Critical Care specialist ?

Is a trained super specialist in the critical care medicine after completion of Anesthesiology / Medicine /Pulmonology and is responsible for the patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Major decisions are taken by Intensivist after discussion with the primary and referral consultants. Daily family meetings are done to brief the patient attendants about the health condition of the patient and the plan of care. The Intensivist holds a senior responsibility of the Unit and the other healthcare professionals work in coordination with him.

1) What is a Ventilator.

It is an artificial breathing machine helps the patient in breathing. It improves oxygen in the blood. It provides high concentration of oxygen and also has the internal settings in such a way that patient is more comfortable in breathing. Once the lung starts improving, the ventilator support will be decreased slowly and finally the support will be withdrawn. At every step the Intensivist will carefully analyse the situation and decrease the ventilator support.

2) What is a pressure sore.

The ulceration developed over the dependent parts of the body in the hospitalised patients. More common in ICU patients due to immobility, same posture, severe infections, multiple comorbidities. Our pressure ulcer rate is very low due to continous changing of position every 2nd hourly and early mobilisation.

3) What is ICU acquired infections

HAI or Nosocomial infection or ICU acquired infections is the terminology used for hospital acquired infections. If a patient admitted to hospital/ICU more than 48hours with various reasons due to poor infection control measures the patient can get a new infection from other patient transmitted by the hospital staff (doctor or other staff). HAI or Nosocomial infection or ICU acquired infections burdens the patient by increase in mortality, morbidity and cost. We follow very strict infection control measures and are frequently audited.

Apollo Health City 
Jubilee Hills ,Hyderabad 500033 ,Telangana State, India.
Call Center No 040-60601066
Fax: +91- 40 – 23607530
Toll No – 1860 500 1066
In case of Emergency Dial : 1066
Email: apollohealthcity@apollohospitals.com
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

This Intensive Care Unit takes care of a range of medical illness like Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis, Septic shock, Severe Acute Pancreatitis, Acute Kidney Injury, Acute on Chronic kidney diseases, Acute and Chronic Liver diseases, Acute severe asthma, COPD, Poisonings, Acute respiratory failures of various causes, Congestive heart failure, Acute coronary syndromes and all critically ill patients of various diseases.

We have, state of art Ventilators, Monitors, Renal replacement therapies including CRRT machines, Non - invasive Ventilators and other support machinery.

The ICU is manned by trained Intensivists 24X7 who have degree recognized from the National and International Boards of Education . We also have well competent nursing staff which is trained in BLS , ACLS and PALS courses. To add on to the patient care we have in house pharmacists , physiotherapist, dietician and medical social worker providing Comprehensive services care in the ICU

Our Department is a also a recognized centre by Indian Society of Critical care for training of post MD doctors in Critical Care Medicine. Apart from this we also run training programs for all the nurses to keep them updated about the ICU care and treatment which helps them enhance their soft skills.

Patients are sedated during their stay in ICU. Pain relief is provided with many drugs and gadgets all these things or physician let, patient might have increased or decreased requirements to solve their problem patient controlled analgesia has been introduced patient can adjust paying relief measure as much he requires. Apollo hospital has its own anti- biotic policy regular using of bacterial filters quick reporting of culture results judicious use of anti-biotics has ensured reduction in the growth of drug resistant micro-organisms

Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

A well equipped 11 bedded surgical and trauma ICU providing care to post operative and poly trauma adult as well as pediatric patients.

We have state of the art advanced ventilators , central nursing stations , advanced hemodynamic monitoring involving Flotrac (continuous cardiac output monitoring) , intra BP monitoring , CVP monitoring. We have capabilities to provide IABP and bedside laproscopy , bedside fiberoptic bronchoscopy intubations.

The ICU is manned by trained Intensivists 24X7 along with well competent nursing staff which is trained in BLS , ACLS and PALS courses. To add on to the patient care we have in house pharmacists , physiotherapist, dietician and medical social worker providing Comprehensive services care in the ICU.

All patients from General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, Neck and Head Surgeries requiring post operative ICU care are transferred to SICU. We specialize in care of Bariatric surgeries, transplant (renal and hepatic) patients and care of potential organ donors.

Patients are sedated during their stay in ICU. Pain relief is provided with many drugs and gadgets all these things or physician let, patient might have increased or decreased requirements to solve their problem patient controlled analgesia has been introduced patient can adjust paying relief measure as much he requires. Apollo hospital has its own anti- biotic policy regular using of bacterial filters quick reporting of culture results judicious use of anti-biotics has ensured reduction in the growth of drug resistant micro-organisms

Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

This unit with 9 beds was introduced keeping in view the need for special care to patients with neurological problems. The main problem faced by many of these patients is unconsciousness or semi-consciousness, seizures & morbidity requiring rehabilitation. These patients are vulnerable for cross infection became of their inability to take care of their health.

To prevent this catastrophe infected & non-infected patients are managed by barrier nursing. The personnel working in this area wear a special dress designed for preventing them from infection between patient and their (working) personnel. To monitor the changes pressure inside the spine / brain, intracranial pressure monitoring system is used.

To know the activity of brain, electroencephalogram (EEG) is used as bedside equipment to know the problem at the earliest. The unit also has the facility of Music Therapy

Patients are sedated during their stay in ICU. Pain relief is provided with many drugs and gadgets all these things or physician let, patient might have increased or decreased requirements to solve their problem patient controlled analgesia has been introduced patient can adjust paying relief measure as much he requires. Apollo hospital has its own anti- biotic policy regular using of bacterial filters quick reporting of culture results judicious use of anti-biotics has ensured reduction in the growth of drug resistant micro-organisms.

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Patients with heart problems can easily get into problems within fraction of second by a massive heart attack. Hence patients with these problems will have to be managed in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit which is a 12 bedded ICU with state of the art equipments to give the patient the best care. This is equipped with central monitoring system to keep a track of beat to beat variation in heart rhythm.

This unit is attached to Cath lab, so that in case patient requires urgent intervention, there will not be any delay. Certain special infusion by items and circulatory support devices (Intra Aortic Balloon Pump-IABP) are kept ready for any kind of emergencies.

We also have a Cardio Thoracic Post Operative step down unit which is used to give emergent care to the Cardiac Patient after their Surgery.

Pediatric ICU is also attached which is especially for Pediatric Cardiac cases.

Patients are sedated during their stay in ICU. Pain relief is provided with many drugs and gadgets all these things or physician let, patient might have increased or decreased requirements to solve their problem patient controlled analgesia has been introduced patient can adjust paying relief measure as much he requires. Apollo hospital has its own anti- biotic policy regular using of bacterial filters quick reporting of culture results judicious use of anti-biotics has ensured reduction in the growth of drug resistant micro-organisms

Academics And Research

We have Superspeciality Critical Care Courses conducted by the DNB Board since January 2012. Admission to these courses is done through the all India DNB board. It is a 2 year course and 3 students are accepted per year.

We also have Superspeciality Critical Care Fellowship Courses Conducted by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine since January 2011. 3 types of courses are being offered:

  • Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM) is a one year course for post MD doctors ( Anaesthesiology, General Medicine, Pulmonology). We have 4seats per year in this course.
  • Indian Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine is a One year course for post IDCCM doctors( Anaesthesiology,General Medicine, Pulmonology). We have 2 seats per year in this course.
  • Post MBBS Certificate Course In Critical Care Medicine is a 2 year course for post MBBS doctors. We have 4 seats per year in this course.

Critical Care Course For Nurses

We have ISCCM Diploma in Critical Care Nursing Conducted by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine since 2013. We have 8 seats per year in this course.

We have excellent academic sessions and our students exam success rate is very high in national and international examinations. We have a comprehensive teaching schedule and the opportunity to participate in research, conferences, workshops as well as subspecialty experience in cardiothoracic intensive care, transplant critical care, bone marrow transplantation and E ICU.

We participate in national and international conferences and our faculty has been involved in the National Critical Care Organization.