Our Intensive Care Units provide compassionate, quality care for critically ill patients with complex needs.

We care for patients with a wide range of medical and surgical problems, including those with bariatric, gynaecological, obstetric, trauma, renal and neurological conditions.

The ICU has 12 beds which can be used interchangeably depending on the needs of patients.

The ICU team includes a range of skilled healthcare professionals who provide expert, family-centred care for patients with complex critical care needs.

The General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) of Faruk Medical City provides 24-hour intensive medical service open to all types of patients of various critical conditions. It is sought after by the region for its state of the art intensive care services through the use of advanced medical practice; use state of art equipment; and to top all – the availability of qualified and experienced Intensivists.

The services include all ages above 1 month old in general. The very vast scope of intensive care applies to all pediatric cases and from simple to complicated adult medical and surgical conditions that need intensive care. The unit likewise has post- operative Renal Transplant Intensive Care in which recipients of the procedure is directly admitted in the Renal Transplant ICU inside the GICU.

The nursing staff is multi-national who are fully qualified to practice Intensive Care Nursing. All staff are basically done with 5 years ICU practice before joining the FMC.  The nursing staff are undergoing the continuous education program of the Nursing Services Department to ensure their competency while carrying out their duties.

The medical equipment in GICU defines quality advancement to accommodate the increasing demands of patients from time to time. Aside from the latest ventilators, cardiac monitors and basic critical care equipment, the unit is solely equipped with Hemofiltration/ continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) machines which is uniquely provided exclusively from FMC.

Special Medical Services offered:

  • Monitored Mechanical Ventilation
  • Rigid 1:1 Intensive Nursing Care
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy on all forms

At FMC, patients after cardiovascular and thoracic surgery are transferred to the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CTVS-ICU), which has specialized staff that work directly with the surgeons to maintain the excellent level of care. CTVS-ICU is a surgical intensive care unit. Patients are under the care of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Physician and Surgeon.

The CTVS-ICU team are highly experienced and qualified doctors and nurses in intensive care and are supported by other healthcare professionals.  Patients requiring intensive care treatment have a nurse allocated to look after them individually.  The CTVS-ICU provides both care and treatment to patients who have undergone various open heart procedures. The CTVS-ICU team provide close observation during a patient’s recovery.

Patients who are admitted directly from the operating room, their conditions monitored by the latest clinical information systems, offering extensive treatment options for patients. Patients are admitted directly from theatre and each patient is looked after by their own nurse until they are able to come off the ventilator and transferred to the surgical ward.

Patients who develop complications may stay longer. They may require long-term support with medications or devices that support their heart and controls the complications. CTVS-ICU have a team approach and depending on the patients’ needs a multidisciplinary team may be involved in their care.

Who is admitted to CTVS-ICU?

  • All patients having congenital heart diseases operations (pediatric and adult).
  • All patients having coronary bypass or intra-cardiac surgery or valve replacement or repair surgery.
  • All patients having aortic arch or thoracic aortic surgery or ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • All patients who have had major vascular operations.
  • All patients who have major thoracic operations or pulmonary resection operations.
  • Patients prepared for urgent operations (cardiac, thoracic, vascular).

Much of the value of the CTVS-ICU comes from the careful monitoring of the progress of a disease and the body’s response to complex treatments. In order to achieve this, many investigations and monitoring processes will occur. Besides blood tests, monitoring of other body functions is performed including heart rate, arterial blood pressure, central venous pressure, oxygen saturation and urine output monitoring.  Specific conditions may require other investigations such as endoscopic procedures, CT scanning and/ or MRI scanning. In CTVS-ICU protocols arranged for handling the patients and international criteria followed for shifting patients from CTVS-ICU to the ward.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Faruk Medical City provides round-the-clock family centered care for the critically ill newborn with critical care needs. It is equipped with the latest technology and advances in neonatal medicine.

Criteria for Admission

The criteria for admission should be at least 32 weeks up to full term (40 weeks AOG) or 0-30 days old newborn that requires intensive monitoring.

Our Staff

We are proud to have both local and international staff who are competent and trained in delivering high quality medical and nursing care to the critically-ill newborns.

Equipment

The unit totally has a five-bed capacity including one isolation room and are all connected to cardiac monitors.  Four ventilators are readily available in which three of these has functional CPAP and one additional Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) with connections are accessible as well.

A portable transport incubator is also used for transporting babies from Operating Room and during ambulance services.  Wall mounted suction, oxygen and air are easily accessible in the unit.

The unit is also equipped with five Bili beds for phototherapy and a transcutaneous bilirubin meter for jaundice monitoring.

Breastfeeding Service

The unit also has a separate breastfeeding room with a specialized facilities to accommodate and ensure a comfortable mother and baby bonding. The breastfeeding Service also includes complete amenities for safe breast milk storage.

Services and procedures offered

  • PHOTOTHERAPY
  • UAC/UVC INSERTION
  • ET INSERTION
  • CHEST TUBE INSERTION
  • BLOOD EXCHANGE
  • OGT FEEDING
  • OGT/NGT INSERTION
  • IV INSERTION