ITM Hospital Gwalior



Critical Care Medicine (CCM) is a specialty that involves the management of patients with life-threatening, often complex medical and surgical illnesses in a specialized Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or a similar facility. A modern ICU represents the pinnacle of any hospital’s approach to highly technological and sophisticated in-patient care. The CCM physician, also known as an Intensivist in some parts of the world, possesses expertise in the evaluation and management of these critically ill patients.

  • Patients may require support for instability (hypertension/hypotension), airway or respiratory compromise (ventilator support), acute renal failure, cardiac arrhythmias, or the cumulative effects of multiple organ failure, more commonly referred to now as multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.
  • Patients needing intensive/invasive monitoring, such as in the crucial hours after major surgery, or patients who are considered too unstable to transfer to a less intensively monitored unit, may also be placed in the intensive care units.

The Department of Critical Care Medicine at ITM Hospital and Research Center, India, is a combination of many specialties and technologies, offering the possibility of survival to patients who are acutely and critically ill. ICU management at ITM Hospital and Research Center is based on the understanding that the methodical organization of Critical Care services influences important overall outcome measures such as mortality, length of stay, and infection rates. Our 24-hour critical care units comprise multidisciplinary MICU as well as SICU dedicated to post-operative care.

At ITM Hospital and Research Center, significant emphasis is placed on areas such as nurse training, standardizing care through clinical pathways, and addressing ethical and economic issues related to Critical Care, thereby establishing it as the premier critical care hospital in India.