The uniform Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.) and High Dependency Unit (H.D.U.) extends in a specially designed sand equipped space which includes:
Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.)
Mediterraneo’s I.C.U. has a capacity of 7 beds that can cover the intensive treatment of any patient.
The multipurpose I.C.U. is equipped with sophisticated devices (inhalers, vital signs monitors, infusion pumps, an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), a continuous hemodialysis -filtration PRISMA CRRT etc), and is also equipped with the specialized medical and nursing staff.
Our I.C.U. manages all critically ill patients with heart problems, respiratory, neurological, trauma injuries, renal failure, who need intensive care treatment with or without mechanical respiratory support.
A standard hemodialysis machine is permanently located in the I.C.U. as well as a continuous filtration device to help immediately deal with renal failure which many critically ill patients may develop.
At Mediterraneo Hospital, the digital transfer of images from the PACS (Picture Archiving & Communication Systems), gives I.C.U. doctors the advantage to immediately retrieve information and expedite diagnosis, and allows for the comparison of test results (CT scan, MRI scans, angiographies etc).
The patients are hospitalized in single or double rooms and simultaneously have the support of specialized personnel for intensive therapy online, connected to the central station, and full 24-hour medical and nursing care.
High Dependency Unit (H.D.U.)
With a capacity of 6 rooms, the Unit accommodates patients in need of increased medical and nursing care, as well as close monitoring (provided by bedside monitors) 24/7.
Some of the cases managed are: patients with heart disease, patients who have undergone serious/critical surgery, patients with serious respiratory problems, neurological defects, as well as patients that are stepping down from the I.C.U.
After 24-48 hours at the Stroke Unit, the patient is usually transferred to the Intensive Care Unit, which houses beds with telemetry, where the rehabilitation continues. A series of tests will help determine the cause of the stroke and treatment for secondary prevention, so as to avoid a new stroke.