Critical Care

Mission

Critical Care NurseTo provide quality health care for critically ill patients regardless of race, sex, colour, age, creed, socio-economic status or sexual orientation.

We will provide continuous and comprehensive health care to patients with life threatening conditions that are reversible or controllable with currently available medical therapy and /or surgical interventions

Service

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a four bedded unit opposite the Medical Ward in the Rand Memorial Hospital. ICU exists to provide specialized services for critically ill patients of all disciplines, to provide effective resuscitative efforts, and to optimize the system functions of patients to the  point where they can be treated safely on the general wards.  Admissions to the ICU average around 200 per year.

Patient monitoring capabilities include invasive homodynamic monitoring, continuous heart rate, pulse, respirations, pulse oximetry, and continuous cardiac monitoring. A total of six patients can be monitored from ICU which includes four direct admissions to ICU and two patients on the wards (Medical Ward, Surgical Ward, Paediatrics or Obstetrics Ward) by telemetry. Other services available include cardiac pacing, monitored drug titration, and respiratory management.