Intensive Care unit is meant for keeping patients who require continuous observation and monitoring besides frequent administration of medical treatment. The staffs involved in an intensive care unit are generally well trained and have better credentials. Among the various classifications, Deshmukh Hospital provides NICU hospital and PICU hospital in the following;
At Deshmukh Hospital, the Division of Neonatal Care aims to provide optimum state-of-the-art care for critically ill and recovering neonates and infants. The Neonatal Care Unit (NICU) at Deshmukh is a level III unit. The highly qualified team of neonatologists with neonatal trained nurses who specialises in the care of the newborn at Deshmukh Hospital offers high-intensity neonatal care 24/7. There is a step-down Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) to take care of preterm babies, who are feeding and growing rapidly but need monitoring until they are fit for discharge.
At Deshmukh, the Department of Neonatology has neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric surgeons and nurses trained in new-born care. We also have respiratory therapists who manage respiratory equipment in the NICU, providing breathing treatments, drawing and analysing blood gasses, and participating in transport and codes. We also offer advanced neonatal screening programmes such as genetic disorders screening, a retinal screening, OAE & BERA hearing screening, hip screening, and heart screening.
We recommend parents to participate during medical rounds and engage in skin-to-skin contact, which has been shown to have a positive impact on an infant’s neurologic and physical health.
Neonatal Treatments and Procedures :
Our hospital is dedicated to providing advanced therapy to babies with severe pulmonary hypertension.
In this level, the weight of the newborn should fall in the range of 1200 – 1800 grams and should have a gestational maturity of at least 30 weeks, with it not being more than 34 weeks.
Some newborn babies experience asphyxia (it is an abnormal neurological state result from reduced levels of oxygen). The NICU has a servo-controlled machine with a water-filled cooling blanket where we keep the baby for monitoring. The body temperature of the baby is reduced to 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33.5 degrees Celsius) and maintained for three days.
Every family hopes that their baby is born healthy and normal, but should your baby need specialised care, our team of expert neonatologists and neonatal nursing staff are ready to provide it.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Motherhood is a level III unit. We offer the most advanced care for premature and critically ill newborns. We provide state of the art neonatal services across all the centers. The total number of neonatal beds is 114 across all the units in Bangalore which makes us one of the largest neonatal intensive care providers as a group in the state.
The NICU offers high-intensity neonatal care 24/7 led by an expert team of highly qualified neonatologists including the leading neonatologist in Bangalore. In addition to that, we have Neonatal Trained Nurses who specialise in the care of newborns, specifically the ones who are born preterm or sick babies who require special care in the NICU.
We also have respiratory therapists who manage respiratory equipment in the NICU, providing breathing treatments, drawing and analysing blood gasses, and participating in transports and codes.
Latest Technology in the NICU we offer Ventilation Support We are equipped with providing invasive and non-invasive ventilation. We also provide advanced ventilation in the form of HFOV (High-Frequency Oscillation Ventilation) INO (Inhale Nitric Oxide) Which is an advanced therapy for the management of babies with severe pulmonary hypertension. This modality is useful in babies born with chest/ lung malformation and also in those who had inhaled meconium (stool) when inside the mother’s tummy.
The NICU has a servo-controlled machine which will enable us to treat babies born with birth asphyxia (babies who do not cry after birth) with this equipment temperature is reduced to 33.5c and maintained at that level for 3 days.
This treatment has shown to significantly improve the outcomes in babies. This method is called total body cooling and we are one of the few centers in Bangalore equipped to provide this treatment.
The PICU is the section of the hospital that provides sick children with the highest level of medical care. It differs from other parts of the hospital, like the general medical floors. In the PICU, kids get intensive nursing care and close monitoring of things like heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure.
The PICU also lets medical staff provide therapies that might not be available in other parts of the hospital. These can include ventilators (breathing machines) and medicines that are used only under close medical supervision.
Equipped with staff trained in critical care and the latest gadgetry including ventilators and monitors, our PICU provides the best of care to all critically ill and post surgical children.
Patients requiring two or more organ support (or needing mechanical ventilation alone
Patients needing single organ support (excluding mechanical ventilation)