​ Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit  


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit  

 Patient population

 Adult: Mixed Gender; Pediatric: Mixed Gender under 14 years old, weighing over 55kgs

Hours of operation

 24 hours, 7 days a week

Number of beds

 8 beds

Occupancy Rate

 80 – 100%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technicians

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  All patients from OR following post:
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts Surgery
    • Cardiac Valvular Surgery
    • Aortic Surgery (Aneurysms/ Dissection)
    • Adult / Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease
    • Maze Procedure
    • Sternal Rewiring or Debridement Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

•Pleural and Pericardial Effusions Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

•Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

•Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Post Cardiac Surgery

•Cardiac Surgical Intervention Post Cardiac Trauma or Injury


  •  Mechanical Ventilatory Support
  • Invasive Haemodynamic Monitoring Devices:
    • Pulmonary Artery Catheters
    • Arterial Lines
    • Central Venous Catheters
  • Temporary and Permanent Pacemakers post Cardiac Surgery
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Chest Tubes
  • Automated Implanted Cardiac Defibrillators (AICD)
  • External Cardiac Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO)
  • Left and Right Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Multiple Inotropic Support
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Emergency Chest Re-open for Tampanade
  • Direct Cardio Version
  • Immediate Post Percutaneous Tracheostomy

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model

Last Modified

02-Sep-2014 04:40 PM