The Intensive Care Unit provides comprehensive and continuous care, including monitoring and treatment, for patients who are critically ill or in an unstable condition. The ICU is managed by specially trained physicians including ICU and nephrology consultants, highlyqualified nurses and nurse assistants, physical therapists, as well as specialists in different surgical and medical disciplineswho may be consulted as needed.

Equipment:

The ICU consists of four beds, two of which are in exclusivecompartments. Each bed is provided with the following:

  • Full monitoring of vital signs including ECG, blood pressure (both invasive and non-invasive), and oxygen saturation.
  • Hemodialysis machine.
  • Infusion pumps and syringe pumps for drug infusion.

In addition, the Unit is equipped with the following shared equipment:

  • Mechanical ventilators with a variety of ventilation modes for both spontaneous and controlled ventilation.
  • Hemodiafiltration machines
  • Plasmapheresis machine
  • Critline monitors
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Cardiac defibrillator
  • Capnography monitor
  • Circulatory physiology (Icon) monitor
  • Body composition monitor
  • Dedicated mobile X-ray unit
  • Dedicated ultrasonography machine

Services provided:

  • Management of critically ill kidney patients, with acute or chronic renal failure.
  • Management of critically ill patients suffering from other medical and/or surgical conditions requiring a higher level of monitoring and medical intervention.
  • Management of postoperative patients after renal transplantation or other surgical procedures.
  • Airway management and mechanical ventilation for patients with respiratory compromise or failure.
  • Vascular access including ultrasound guided central venous cannulation, peripheral venous cannulation, and arterial cannulation.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition.
  • Acute pain management and sedation.