Intensive Care Unit

http://cms-tn.org/wp-includes/certificates/can-you-do-a-background-check-without-permission.html Intensive care is a very complex and stressful environment for staff, patients, and relatives. Health care professionals from various medical specialties work together to provide coordinated care specific to the patient’s needs. The ICU, or critical care staff at Baptist hospitals, care for patients with severe illnesses or injuries such as organ failure, surgical complications, premature birth, strokes, cancer, trauma, and respiratory arrest. .

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ICU Technology

ICUs are fully equipped to provide advanced intensive care, including mechanical ventilation (the use of a breathing machine to assist the patient’s own breathing efforts or to take over the work of breathing for him or her). We also have the equipment to take over the function of the kidneys if these have failed. In fact, the renal replacement machines used for this purpose can be run 24 hours per day, seven days per week, if necessary.

Ventilator

Our hospital provides highly specialized care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory needs. We pride ourselves in delivering expert, compassionate care to our patients and their families.

Our Services
Our comprehensive respiratory services include:
• Acute care unit for short-term stays
• Case management
• Discharge planning
• Nutrition support
• On-site pulmonary function test lab
• Physical, occupational and speech therapy
• Pulmonary rehabilitation
• Social services
• Spiritual and emotional assistance
• Telemetry monitoring
• Ventilator weaning

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Electrocardiogram

Your physician may request that you have an Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) test. An EKG or ECG is a test that checks for problems with the heart’s electrical activity. This test is performed to:
Determine cause of unexplained chest pain, such as a heart attack, inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericardis) or reduced blood flow to the heart muscle (ischemia).
Determine the cause of certain heart disease symptoms like unexplained chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting or rapid, irregular heartbeats (palpitations).
• Check the heart’s electrical activity.
• Check the heart chamber wall thickness.
• See if medicines are working and if they are causing certain side effects.
• Check how well pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are working to control a normal heartbeat.
• Check the health of the heart when other diseases or conditions are present, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes or a family history of early heart disease.

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UltraSound

At K.N Lal Memorial Hospital, ultrasound imaging is performed with state-of-the-art equipment that produces clear images for the radiologist and patient. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a noninvasive test that exposes part of the body to high-frequency sound waves, which produces a picture of the inside of the body.
Unlike x-rays, ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
Ultrasound imaging is a helpful way of examining many of the body’s organ tissue. Some examinations are:
• Obstetrics—the unborn child (fetus) in women.
• Heart and blood vessels.
• Liver.
• Gallbladder.
• Spleen.
• Pancreas.
• Kidneys.
• Bladder.
• Breast.