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Intensive Care unit

 

 

Establish

  • Unit was established in the year 1997.
  • About 3% of the children admitted in our Mansoura university children hospital are in need of critical care management.
  • Before construction of PICU at MUCH, there was no unit providing this scientific and medical services concept in our Dakahlia or in delta region.
  • It was logical to start preparing for the service before MUCH was opened as presence of critical care is pivotal for any advance in other specialties of pediatrics as dialysis, endoscopies, cardiac catheterization etc.
  • The magnum increase in demand for pediatric critical care as with the increase of medical awareness of the families.
  • The unit had also to take the lead role in preparing other hospitals to initiate their pediatric critical services.

The Unit Contains:

                                     (12) Bed.

Unit Place:

Mansoura University Children Hospital (Outpatient Clinic Building- Third Floor).

Goals

  • The unit receiving critical cases from inside or outside the hospital and provide care through her faculty members and nursing staff (mostly graduates College of Nursing), who trained well trained to take care of these cases through travel abroad or training programs in various universities, and include these cases casescoma and respiratory failure and congestive heart failure and kidney and liver failure and severe bacterial infections.
  • Expanding the service of pediatric critical care in delta region and creating and empowering the scientific community of the specialty all over Egypt.
  • Providing every child with the world class service that he/she deserves.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of critically ill children in Mansoura university children hospital.
  • Communication with all hospitals of the delta region for consultation and transferring critically ill children.
  • Educational role for pediatricians, GP and parents to spot early features of critical illness in children.
  • Training of pediatricians from all over the country in the field of pediatric critical care.
  • Training of nurses all over the country in the field of pediatric critical care.

Unit achievements:

  • Scientific Co-operation between the unit and the other units in Egypt.
  • Scientific Co-operation between the unit and UK PICUs.
  • Performing cutting-edge research in the field of pediatric critical care which materialized in a series of international publications.
  • The PICU at MUCH initiated the foundation of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Intensive Care (www.espic.org). ESPIC was awarded membership of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (www.wfpiccs.org).
  • The unit currently holds a seat in the board of directors of WFPICCS and the ambassadorship of WFPICCS to Egypt.
  • The unit has organized two conferences in 2007 and 2009. The third conference was organized in 2010 in collaboration with ESPIC.
  • The unit organizes regular scientific meetings and training workshops in pediatric emergencies and critical care.

The new look of the unit

  • Increasing the capacity of the unit to admit 11 critical care children.
  • Covering of 6 governments.
  • Spacing large number of beds for critically ill children.
  • The high ability of communication with other children hospitals for transferring and consulting about the cases.
  • The presence of 5 consultant doctors of pediatric intensive care , two assistant lectures, 4 specialized residents and 110 trained nurses.
  • Developing the unit to be the first one supplying the scientific and educational service in the Delta.
  • Receiving critically ill children from delta region.

Equipment

The unit contains 12 intensive care beds each equipped with the following:

  • Head bed Unit, a unit above the patients bed fitted with oxygen stores and central air and suction
  • (11)Monitor for follow-up Vital signs of breathing and pulse pressure, oxygen saturation and relate to all the central control unit
  • (11)ventilators to those who need.
  • (2) beds of them are reserved for isolating infected cases severe microbial
  • There some important devices for critical care situations
  • X-Ray device
  • A device for measuring gases, sodium, potassium, blood
  • (2)Electric shock device ventilators to transfer critical cases

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