Other facilities that are available at the bedside includes various diagnostic procedures like ultrasound, ECG, ECHO, X-ray, EEG, ABG and various therapeutic procedures like Hemodialysis, plamapheresis, fibreoptic bronchoscopy, percutaneous tracheostomy, minitracheostomy, ultrasound guided paracentesis and other therapeutic procedures, USG guided arterial and central venous cannulation etc. The special features of staffing include one:one nurse patient ratio.
At Aashka Hospital, the entire spectrum of critical care services is provided by doctors who are present 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which is on par with international standards. We have developed our own evidence-based protocols for the Indian scenario to provide high quality care for critically ill patients.
These doctors are also responsible for the Rapid Response Team (RRT) in our hospital. We respond to a patient with early signs of deterioration or non-intensive care patients to prevent cardiac and respiratory arrest. Our RRT includes CCM doctor and a nurse along with a respiratory therapist. We have also set our own Rapid Response Calling System Criteria. The RRT forms the backbone support system of every department during emergencies.
The Critical Care Department of Aashka Hospital has a multidisciplinary programme that emphasizes a team-based approach to care and manages a variety of cases in various specialties which are admitted in the Cardiac ICU, Surgical ICU and Medical ICU lead by a team of experienced and dedicated professionals.
Critical Care Nursing staff are a highly skilled and motivated group who are the backbone of the CCM team that delivers the best possible bedside care to our patients. They are also very concerned with our patients’ comfort and privacy, and are attentive to our patients’ families, who frequently need information and guidance.
We, the CCM team understands the patient’s illness and family’s concerns; hence we interacts with the family members in our dedicated video counseling room along with a grief counselor on a daily basis.
Patients from across the country are transported via ground ambulance services (ICU ON WHEELS) which are fully equipped with life support systems, ventilators, and monitors; a trained doctor and technician accompanies the patient during transportation.