The intensive care unit (ICU) of Ygia Polyclinic was created in order to meet the needs of the critically ill patients who need intensive monitoring and interventions in an environment of specialized medical and nursing personnel.
It has 12 ICU beds and 3 step-down High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds. It is designed with separate rooms for each patient, providing privacy, comfort and reducing the risk of cross contamination and spread of infectious diseases. The patients’ rooms are equipped with bedside monitors that provide 24 hour surveillance and recording of the vital signs and are also connected to the central monitor in the nursing station.
The intensive care unit is capable of supporting a wide spectrum of critically ill patients including surgical (cardiac, thoracic, vascular, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, gynaecologic- obstetric, general surgery etc) as well as medical (cardiac, pulmonary etc). It also includes a stroke unit capable of performing thrombolysis for ischaemic strokes 24 hours a day.
It is staffed with specialized doctors trained in managing the acutely ill patient. Evidence- based medicine is implemented through up-to-date protocols that are established in scientific forums and in the medical literature.
The ICU is equipped with the most contemporary medical devices e.g. ventilators, haemofiltration and plasmapheresis devices, blood gas analyzers, telemetry (remote cardiac monitoring), intra aortic balloon pump, defibrillators- external pacing devices, bronchoscopes etc.
The department is supported on a 24 hour basis by the Microbiology and Medical laboratory, the radiology (including CT and MRI) department, the cardiac catheterization laboratory and over 200 consultants of all the medical specialties, rendering it probably the most complete private ICU in Cyprus.
Sisters Camassa and Tontikidou, with a broad experience in the acute care setting, are in charge of the nursing staff, which is trained systematically in PHTLS, ALS and ATCN.