ICU and Critical Care

Dr Muthus hospital is one of the best critical care hospital in Coimbatore. Critical care or Intensive care is a crucial medical specialty caring for patients who are critically ill. They may require support for instability (hypertension/hypotension), airway or respiratory compromise (ventilator support), acute renal failure, cardiac arrhythmias, or the cumulative effects of multiple organ failure, more commonly referred to now as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Patients needing intensive/invasive monitoring, such as in the crucial hours after major surgery or patients who are considered too unstable to transfer to a less intensively monitored unit may also be placed in the intensive care units.

The department of critical care medicine at Dr Muthus Hospital, Coimbatore is a combination of many specialties and technologies, offering the possibility of survival of patients who are acutely and critically ill. ICU management at Dr Muthus Hospital is based on the fact that methodical organization of Critical Care services influences important overall outcome measures such as mortality, length of stay and infection rates. Our 24-hour critical care units are a combination of multidisciplinary ICUS as well as ICUS dedicated to post surgery patients, stroke patients, post-transplant patients, as well as special ICUs for neonates and pediatric cases. Dr Muthus Hospital has redefined intensive care medicine in Coimbatore through its medical expertise and state of the art infrastructure, establishing its services as the best critical care services in city.

At Dr Muthus Hospital, a lot of emphasis is also placed on areas like nurses’ training, standardizing care through clinical pathways and the identification of ethical and economic issues pertaining to Critical Care making it the best critical care hospital in the city.

Infection Controls

Intensive Care Unit

  • Our infection control protocols pertain to a wide spectrum of interventions & have been developed jointly with intensivists & anaesthetists
  • ICUs - high risk areas for patient where life-threatening mistakes & omissions in care can occur
  • Checklist of care should be addressed daily
  • Critically ill patients highly vulnerable to health care associated infection, resulting in significant morbidity & prolonged length of hospital stay
  • Responsibility of every member of the health care team to ensure compliance with hospital and unit infection control policies - like hand-washing before & after examining a patient; use of alcohol hand rubs; use of sterile barriers & disposable gloves; safe disposal of all sharps & patient consumables; & traffic control