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Intensive Care Unit

The Critical care unit at The Kisii Level 6 hospital provides comprehensive care for unstable and critically ill patients in urgent need of advanced monitoring and intensive care treatment. These services are carried out in precision, synchronization and coordination of multidisplinary team in the advanced ICU with unwavering commitment and team work. The critical care team at the hospital has highly skilled nurses and doctors who receive special training to handle critically ill patients. The doctors and consultants are highly skilled and specialized in diverse areas of Medicine and surgery. The nursing care is focused to meet the psychological, physical and emotional need of the patients. The unit has a bed a capacity of 13 of which three are isolation rooms with 24 hour doctor coverage. Each patient has a nurse assigned to them to provide continuous close monitoring. The ICUs unique design enables the medical team to have a full view of all patients at all times. Each of the bed has state of the art technology that enables the staff to monitor patient’s vital signs continually.

The critical care unit is in close proximity with other specialized units such as theater and cardiac catheterization laboratory among others. The ICU team provides an emergency response to clinical departments in the hospital for the provision of immediate resuscitation.

 

Visiting Hours

ICU has open visiting time between 11am-12pm in the morning and 4pm-6pm in the afternoon. Children under 12 years are not allowed in the wards. Kindly note only two visitors are allowed at a time per patient. This ensures that patients’ visitors spend enough time with their loved ones at the critical moments.

 

High Dependency Unit

The High Dependency Unit serves as a step down from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for patients requiring close monitoring. It is classified as a critical care unit where patients are admitted during transition from ICU. Similarly, other patients who do not require admission to ICU but are too sick to be in the wards are managed in the unit. The unit has five ward beds and two isolation rooms.

 

Similarly, like ICU, the unit offers multidisciplinary approach in medical and nursing care.

 

EQUIPMENT

 

The unit is equipped with both digital and electronic patient monitoring equipments to include a central monitor. It has the capacity to offer ventilatory support should a patient require the service.

 

STAFFING

 

The nursing staff are trained in higher diploma in critical care nursing and advanced cardiac life support and are continually updated every two years. The units are covered by a resident pedetrician and manned by consultant neonatologist per patient.

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- NICU

 

The unit caters for neonates who require intensive care nursing and medical care. This includes mechanical ventilatory support and close monitoring. The unit offers multidisciplinary approach in both nursing and medical care. It is equipped with the latest technology to include patient monitoring equipments, ventilators, infusion and syringe pumps among others.

 

The unit offers renal replacement therapy per patient requirements.

 

Neonatal High Dependence Unit – NHDU

 

This unit is manned by specialized team of neonatal nurses who monitor premature babies. Neonates who weigh as low as 900 grams are admitted to the unit, and mature to go home to proud parents after attaining 2kilograms and above.

 

Staffing for both NICU and NHDU

 

The nurses are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge of neonatal resuscitation and care. They work to ensure best outcomes for the babies. This being a very sensitive section, visitation to the nursery is limited to the parents only.

Dialysis Unit

Haemodyalisis refers to an artificial means by which, excess fluid and metabolic wastes are removed using a machine. This is a specialized department which caters for patients whose kidneys have failed and thus require haemodyalisis. The unit is adjacent to the ICU and acts as an outpatient facility which also caters for patients from other hospitals as well as Nairobi Hospital’s inpatients. We facilitate angio-access and initiate dialysis. We also prepare patients and families for live donor kidney transplants.

The unit has a capacity of ten patients at a given time and can attend to atleast 20 patients a day. Machines are coded based on the patient’s condition e.g. hepatitis C etc.

 

Pre-Requisites For Dialysis

All clients undergo predialysis screening, which include HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B testing. The screens are repeated every 3 months to enhance patient’s safety. Routine blood tests include Total Blood Count, Urea Electrolytes, Creatinine, Calcium, Albumen and Phosphorous. Other tests are as per individual patient needs. Routine tests are done every first week of the month as a baseline and to asses the quality of the dialysis offered.

 

Accommodation

We have state of the art dialysis seats, which have incliners. The client has the liberty to choose to use a seat or a bed. We offer a meal after dialysis and a snack
during dialysis. This is all-inclusive in the dialysis package.

 

Follow Up

Each client has a dialysis take home card, which summarizes events of each session. Information is entered after each session.

 

Services Offered

Apart from the dialysis machines, we have a digital weighing scale for all sitting patients. A changing room is available with lockable lockers where patients/ clients
keep their valuables while on dialysis.

 


 

DOCTORS

The patients are under the care of one or more consultant specialist doctors who are in charge of patient management. The consultants make daily visits to monitor the patient’s progress and are called upon as necessary. There are 6 resident doctors available on a 24/7 hour cover who continuously review the patients and update the consultants and the patient’s next of kin.

NURSES

The nurses working in the ICU are trained in Critical Care Nursing and regularly updated on Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).Each patient has a nurse to look after them round the clock.

RADIOGRAPHERS AND RADIOLOGISTS.

They offer portable radiological examinations which are carried out in the department. However patients who require specialized radiological examinations like CT-scans, Angiograms and MRI are taken to the radiology departments under close monitoring throughout this period.

PHARMACIST.

A clinical pharmacist is available to check patients prescribed drugs daily and discuss with the consultants for appropriate treatment adjustment.

PHLEBOTOMIST

These are trained laboratory personnel who draw blood from the patients for various investigations to facilitate patient’s treatment.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST AND OCCUPATIONALTHERAPIST

The Physiotherapist offers specialized therapies to the patients round the clock and this facilitates quick recovery.

NUTRITIONISTS

Nutritionist are personnel who offer guidance on nutritional requirements specific to the patients need.

CHAPLAINCY/PASTORAL CARE SERVICES

Chaplaincy and pastoral care is available on a 24hour basis. The intensive care unit patients and the family also benefit from services offered by counseling office.

 

 

 

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