The Neuro Intensive Care unit in Hyderabad is responsible for handling of patients with severe brain infection and internal bleeding such as Stroke, Acute Encephalitis, Cerebral Aneurysm Rupture, Extradural Haemorrhage, Subdural Haemorrhage and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage.
This unit with 9 beds was introduced keeping in view the need for special care to patients with neurological problems. The main problem faced by many of these patients is unconsciousness or semi-consciousness, seizures & morbidity requiring rehabilitation. These patients are vulnerable for cross infection because of their inability to take care of their health.
To prevent this catastrophe, infected & non-infected patients are managed by barrier nursing. The personnel working in this area wear a special dress designed for preventing them from infection between patient and their (working) personnel. To monitor the changes like pressure inside the spine / brain, intracranial pressure monitoring system is used.
To know the activity of brain, electroencephalogram (EEG) is used as bedside equipment to know the problem at the earliest. The unit also has the facility of Music Therapy.
Patients are sedated during their stay in ICU. Pain relief is provided with many drugs and gadgets all these things or physician let, patient might have increased or decreased requirements to solve their problem patient controlled analgesia has been introduced patient can adjust paying relief measure as much he requires. Apollo hospital has its own anti- biotic policy regular using of bacterial filters quick reporting of culture results judicious use of anti-biotics has ensured reduction in the growth of drug resistant micro-organisms.