Department of Intensive care medicine, or critical care medicine at JCS Lung and Sleep Centre, established as a separate department at JCS Lung and Sleep Centre, is making significant progress. Lead by Dr. JC Suri and his team of doctors & experts which provides expert diagnosis and care of patients with lung diseases in our Pulmonary Clinic, and of critically ill patients in our Intensive Care Unit. Our clinical interests include all areas of lung disease and critical illness.
Intensive care medicine, or critical care medicine, is a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions that may require sophisticated life support and intensive monitoring.
Patients requiring intensive care may require support for cardiovascular instability (hypertension/hypotension), potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmias, airway or respiratory compromise (such as ventilator support), acute renal failure, or the cumulative effects of multiple organ failure, more commonly referred to now as multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. They may also be admitted for intensive/invasive monitoring, such as the crucial hours after major surgery when deemed too unstable to transfer to a less intensively monitored unit.
Intensive care is usually only offered to those whose condition is potentially reversible and who have a good chance of surviving with intensive care support. A prime requisite for admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) is that the underlying condition can be overcome.