Welcome to the Intensive Care Unit at Al Mostaqbal Hospital The Intensive Care Unit is eight (8) well equipped bed capacities, in each room we have highly equipment monitors for continuous monitoring of ECG , BP ( Invasive and non – Invasive ) , CVP , and monitoring of Non – invasive COP , and highly sophisticated ventilator We have isolation room for the patent who need isolation , also highly equipment All those eight monitors are connected to central monitor in the nursing station for continuous observation of all patient by the head nurse and the ICU Doctor on duty All policies are reviewed and approved by the Head of ICU, Medical director, CEO and QI
TYPE OF CARE AND SERVICES :
- The Intensive Care Unit specializes in the comprehensive care of all critically ill adult patients with single and multiple system failure, patients include those experiencing complex cardiac diseases, pulmonary, renal, neurovascular and orthopedic problems, post – surgical who require advanced medical, nursing or respiratory care and also taking care of patient post coronary angiography and primary PCI . Close observation, monitoring and advanced technological services are offered per policy and procedure
The ICU Doctors are Responsible for : Pre –admission evaluation, Code Blue response, patient's medical care, ICU rounds alone or/and with consultant
They are responsible for :
• Insertion of arterial lines for patients inside ICU only
• Insertion of central venous lines for patients inside ICU & ER only
• Insertion of intercostals tubes supervised by the surgical Consultant if necessary
• Start mechanical ventilation, i.e. intubate , set – up the ventilator and maintain his ABG satisfactory
- The staff of the unit : doctors, nurses and porters are working 24 hours per day on 8 – 12 hours shift bases - All the staff ( Doctors and Nurses ) are licensed with Saudi Council , and ACLS and BLS Certifications
- The ICU Consultant is available on call 24 hours per day
- We have 2 times for visitors to visit their patient’s one in the day time from 1:30 to 2:30 pm and in the night from 8:00 – 9:00 pm . 2 persons for each patient
THE SUPPORT SERVICES :
1. Clinical Support Services available on 24 hours per day. This includes X – ray and imaging, pharmacy and laboratory including the blood bank services.
2. The clinical necessity for any referral or evaluation by other medical departments or specialty as internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, general or orthopedic surgery is to be documented in patient's medical records.
3. The managing physician is responsible for writing the plans of management for ICU patients and diagnosis or if not possible the differential diagnosis.
- The Intensive Care Unit consists of a multidisciplinary staff including nursing care, and others as needed for patient care or otherwise assigned. All staffs are expected to participate in the affairs of the unit including goal achievement and unit systems development through the improving organizational performance program and tools. The ICU IOP team is composed of representatives from all disciplines and shifts that meet regularly with the ICU Head Nurse to discuss and review all issues relative to unit operation, patient care practice and quality improvement.
- Staff members meet each shift to review, discuss and problem solve any issues of unit, operation, patient care assignment, practice, quality improvement and customer service
- All staff report to the ICU Head Nurse who reports to the Director of Nursing. The ICU Head Nurse is responsible for providing sufficient qualities of nursing and other healthcare staff to provide skilled and efficient patient care / service. She / He is also responsible for the performance of nursing and other personnel assigned with ICU and for the quality of patient care provided. The ICU Head Nurse meet these responsibilities and Director of Nursing link the ICU with the medical and administrative hierarchy of the Hospital
- The ICU Head Nurse works collaboratively with ICU Medical Head who has responsibility for medical management of ICU patients. They coordinate services within the ICU and other service areas