Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The Hospiten Group Intensive Care Units are responsible for treating and caring for patients requiring careful observation and/or treatment and interventions that only these units can provide. This includes multiple trauma victims, critical states of certain curable diseases and postoperative care for major surgery (heart surgery, neurosurgery, etc.) and high-risk patients.

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  • Care provided for:
    • Heart disease
    • Neurological pathology
    • Serious multiple trauma
    • Postoperative major surgery
    • Cardioversion (defibrillation)
  • Central venous catheterization
  • Cardioversion (defibrillation) and heart rhythm disorders with hemodynamic instability, including the placement of a temporary endocavity pacemaker
  • Monitoring and management of intracranial pressure (ICP)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Fibrobronchoscopy for aspiration of secretions
  • Postoperative heart surgery care
  • Postoperative care for high-risk surgery
  • Advanced CPR throughout hospital facility
  • Cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring (including pulmonary artery catheter and continuous cardiac output monitoring)
  • Monitorización tras intervencionismo endovascular de riesgo
  • Post-intervention high-risk endovascular monitoring
  • Monitoring of respiratory function and gas exchange
  • Monitoring and management of electrolyte imbalance and acid-base balance
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Thoracic, pericardial and abdominal drainage
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Hemodynamic support (vasoactive drug infusion and intra-aortic balloon pump)
  • Renal support
  • Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis unit
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Left ventricle assistance
  • Invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Step-down Unit

As the name suggests, this is a step down, or intermediate point between Intensive Care and the hospital ward for patients no longer requiring the strict observation of the ICU, but requiring closer care than that provided on the ward.

  • Intensive care for critical patients
  • Critical but stable patients
  • Inter-hospital consultation
  • Acute coronary syndrome care, with or without high-sensitivity troponin (ST) (fibrinolysis or post-PTCA monitoring)

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