One more important aspect of the Ruby Hall ICU critical care section is that it has to be multidisciplinary management because weak patients may require surgical attendance as well as investigations like brain scan or the MRI scan. Transporting them from the ICU to the other departments is also risky when they are on a ventilator, or when they have low blood pressure. Patients from the ICU require shifting to operation theatres at these times we shift the patients along with the bed so that there is least disturbance to the patient and the patient is directly put on the operation table. We have well trained nurses with a ratio of one nurse to two patients in all three shifts. The nurses are trained at our Nursing center.
The special facilities we offer are that we assure you that oxygen will never fail and that compressed air and artificial breathing will always be supplied. Special care has been taken to ensure that each bed has a minimum space of a hundred and twenty square feet, which is according to international standards. This is necessary because if the patient starts deteriorating, resuscitation can be offered from all sides. This is also necessary to maintain a hygienic environment for the patient. If compared to western countries it has been observed that the patients admitted to the ICU are of a much younger age category. This is because the number of road accidents is on the rise and people are prone to infectious diseases. It is essential for Indian hospitals to have good ICU’s so that productive lives can be saved in an emergency. In conclusion it is very rewarding to work in the intensive care even though at times it can be stressful.