Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit  


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Patient population

 Adult, Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 Hours / 7 days per week

Number of beds


Occupancy Rate


Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  High risk Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Critically Decompensated Heart Failure with or without need for mechanical ventilation
  • Post Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Valvular Heart Disease  emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies related to disease of the Aorta and Pericardium
  • Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease with Unstable Cardio Respiratory Status
  • Life threatening Dysrhythmias
  • Newly placed tracheostomy with the need for mechanical ventilation
  • Endotracheal Intubation or potential need for emergency Endotracheal Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation, regardless of cause
  • Adult cardiac patients who develop acute renal failure requiring CRRT.
  • Post High Risk Cardiovascular Procedures.
  • ST Elevated Acute Myocardial Infarction.
  • Cardiogenic Shock


  •  Invasive Haemodynamic monitoring, Swan Ganz, CVP and ABP
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Counter Pulsation
  • Mechanical and Non Invasive Ventilation
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy – Fresenius
  • Temporary Transvenous Pacemakers and Permanent Pacemakers
  • Direct Current Cardioversion
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Administration of Vasoactive Infusions
  • Administration of Thrombolytics
  • Pre and Post care of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Electrocardiography
  • Sheath Removal
  • Care of PICC lines
  • Immediate Post Percutaneous Tracheostomy

Nursing care Delivery system

  Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 08:27 AM