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Critical Care Medicine

The critical care specialists at Infirmary Health work within the Diagnostic and Medical Clinic and seek to provide the best possible treatment for very ill patients.

Critical Care Medicine

Critical care medicine focuses on diagnosing and treating all forms of disorders and diseases in its worst form. Intensive care physicians are usually treating critically ill patients who may be suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. The purpose of critical care medicine is not only to provide enhanced medical services to critically ill patients, but to provide enhanced monitoring to ensure that the slightest change in a patient’s health is addressed and treated.

Critical care specialists are often confronted with:

  • Severe cardiac issues
  • Sever lung and respiratory issues
  • Severe brain injuries
  • Major surgeries
  • Severe trauma
  • Organ failure
  • Life-threatening infections
  • Heart attacks
  • Serious burns
  • Stroke
  • Severe imbalances of body chemicals or hormones

Using intensive care units and all treatment available, critical care doctors attempt to treat these conditions while also keeping the patients stable and as comfortable as possible.

Some of the treatments that critical care physicians and their staff provide to stabilize patients and deal with the underlying medical issues include:

  • Arterial catheterization
  • Tracheostomy
  • Ventilators
  • Life support systems
  • Chest tube thoracostomy
  • Dialysis
  • Other treatments focused on patient stabilization

Intensive Care Units

Intensive Care Units are usually departments of hospitals. Many major hospitals have ICU units that specialize in a certain type of critical care medicine such as pediatric units or geriatric units.

Critical Care Specialists in Mobile

Our critical care physicians, stationed in and out of Infirmary Health’s intensive care units are here to provide our critically ill patients compassionate and quality medical care to preserve their life.

If you are currently suffering from a serious medical emergency call 911 immediately.

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