Critical Care Medicine
The Intensive Care Unit at Suining Central Hospital was founded in August of 1994, which had only 3 intensive care rooms, 6 beds, 3 mechanical ventilators, and 6 medical staff at that time. After review by the Sichuan Provincial Health Department, it was renamed the Department of Critical Care Medicine in February of 2012. Now it has 2 sections with about 3000 square meters of medical service areas and 66 beds. It is staffed by 13 intensivists and 61 nurses, among whom there are 1 chief physician, 2 associate chief physicians, 8 attending physicians, 2 residents, 1 associate chief nurse, and 6 supervisor nurses. Of the 13 intensivists, 1 received doctoral degree ,4 received master's degree.
The department is equipped with advanced instruments and equipment which are worth about 55 million Yuan. The staff have been trained in subspecialties including cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, endocrine system, and treatment of acute poisoning. They are skilled in specific techniques including: large-, medium-, and small-scale rescues, routine respiratory and circulatory monitoring and support, bedside ultrasonography and ECG, rapid tests for blood gas, electrolyte, haematocrit, blood lactate, rapid tracheal intubation, deep venous catheterization, and radial arterial cannulation. Areas of expertise by the staff also include: various kinds of blood purification, bedside bronchoscopy, bronchoalveolar lavage, and mild hypothermia treatment, etc. They try their best to decrease nosocomial infection rate with various precautions and disinfection equipment.
It is the staff's unswerving pursuit of the goal that the critically ill patients always get the most timely and effective medical treatment in the department which would reassure the patients' relatives. And the staff of Critical Care Medicine Department will even create more medical miracles for patients with their cutting-edge technology and kindheartedness.