What Is Intensive Care?
These are the places where monitored and treated for people whose lives are at risk and who require special medical care because of various damage to their bodies due to severe illnesses and/or injuries, trauma. People whose vital functions are at risk as a result of the failure of one or more organs to function are kept under observation in intensive care units by people who have been trained to what they should do in such situations.
The main purpose of intensive care units, where immediate intervention is made to possible negativities, is to prevent the disconnection of the patient from life by applying all necessary medical treatment. Intensive care units are equipped to intervene early and effectively in patients whose general condition suddenly deteriorates or whose health deteriorates rapidly in follow-up. Intensive care units are managed by taking serious measures for goals such as maintaining health services in the most efficient way, minimizing the risk of infection, taking into account the critical conditions of patients. For this reason, relatives of patients can meet at certain times of the day in the intensive care unit or get information from the responsible health professional.
Care is taken to ensure that the relatives of the patients who come to visit are at the 1st degree relative level. In intensive care units; special medical devices are used such as respiratory support devices, also known as mechanical ventilators, oxygen support systems, dialysis and bedside imaging equipment.
What does intensive care unit look for?
Patients with chronic organ failure who are performed to eliminate the problems that occur in the vital organs of the person such as the heart and brain should be followed up in the intensive care unit in order to minimize the risks predicted in the early period on behalf of the patient and to intervene quickly in the situations that may arise after any surgical procedure. If no complications are encountered, the patient can leave the intensive care unit in a short time and complete the rest of the treatment in clinical services.
Blows to the head area of the body can lead to injuries and some damage to the brain. Polytrauma is when different areas or organs in the body are subjected to a serious deterioration and lose their function, thus rendering other organs inoperable and creating a life-threatening condition. A person who has been exposed to head trauma or polytrauma is required to receive medical attention within minutes. Likewise, the deterioration of the organs in the thoracic cage as a result of the heavy blows they receive and their inability to function can sometimes lead to the patient being taken to intensive care.
Sudden Cardiac and Respiratory Arrest:
The condition that occurs when the person cannot breathe, does not react despite all the stimuli, and does not have a heart rhythm is not called "sudden cardiac arrest". Respiratory arrest is the inability of a person to perform the function of carrying oxygen to his body by breathing. Both conditions are medical conditions that need to be intervened within seconds/ minutes and require very fast and close follow-up, which may result in irreversible deterioration of the patient's mental functions with each passing minute.
Acute respiratory failure:
It is the discomfort that occurs as a result of the lungs having difficulty in getting the oxygen needed by the body and having difficulty in disposing of carbon dioxide, which is extremely harmful for the organs. This can damage many organs.
Acute and Chronic Organ Failure:
Acute and chronic organ failure, which is a common condition in intensive care units, is a disease so important that it can lead to fatal consequences. The deterioration of any organ may cause it to lose its function in other organs over time and may lead to multiple organ failure.
Many factors such as chemicals, risky foods to consume, air pollution can cause acute or chronic poisoning. Intensive care units play an important role in the treatment processes of life-threatening acute and chronic poisoning.
Intensive care units in our hospital:
Internal Medicine Intensive Care Unit
Surgical Intensive Care
Coronary Intensive Care
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
The Newborn Intensive Care
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