The intensive care unit has a great reputation in the
healthcare sector thanks to the life support it provides to patients with
severe conditions. So much so that, with the support of modern technology,
the technology of the units of these units has experienced a great
development. These beds are one of the biggest factors in the prolongation
of the general human life.
Avicenna Hospital, coronary intensive care unit provides
health services by making use of all the possibilities of modern
medicine. All the possibilities of technology have been
used. Measurements such as ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, pulse,
respiration and temperature of each patient are made continuously. All
these measurements are monitored instantly from the main screens. For
these units, patient visit times are specially determined in almost every
hospital. The health of the patients was taken as the first priority and
hours and rules were set accordingly. These rules are never
broken. However, only the family of the patient, who will be hospitalized
for the first time, can enter only once in order to complete the
hospitalization in a healthy way. Other visits can be made during visitor
hours and under special health measures.
Intensive care nursing is a very critical
profession. Nurses take care of the patients whose vital conditions are
serious. It offers great support by communicating with both patients and
their relatives. In this context, besides the technical and health
knowledge of nurses, social and communication aspects are also of great
importance. During the period when the family can make short-term visits
at certain intervals, the patients are primarily entrusted to the nurses of
this department. These nurses, who are also experts in emergency interventions,
perform the first intervention required in possible emergencies. In this
context, it is a highly respected and important profession.
There are many unknowns and topics to be learned about
this medical department. Some of these can be listed as follows:
In these units, doctors who are specialized in their
fields should serve.
One in three people who die in developed countries dies
in the units of these units.
Organ failure, that is sepsis, caused by infection, is generally
the common and biggest problem of these medical departments. There is a
death from sepsis every few seconds worldwide.
Respirators, also known as life support units, are the
devices most commonly used in these units.
Generally, this unit and its employees have not one but
two goals. To treat the patient’s existing disease and to prevent organ
failure that may or may occur.