Intensive Care Unit can be broadly defined as a service for patients who have potentially recoverable conditions who can benefit from more detailed observation and invasive treatment than can be provided safely in an ordinary ward or high dependency area. It is usually reserved for patients with threatened or established organ failure. Because critical care is an expensive and limited resource, the critical care unit should be reserved for those patients who have a reasonable prospect of substantial recovery.
The Intensive Care Unit of the Metro Health Specialists Hospital, Inc. is found at the second floor of the first building, consisting of four (4) beds with one (1) isolation. These units provide care and in-house facilities for the management of critically ill patients. The Intensive Care Unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is manned by a trained staff of physicians, nurses and nursing attendants. Appropriate services are also provided by other healthcare personnel such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists, medical technologists, nutritionists, etc. as well as administrative and maintenance staff. Patients can be transferred from the wards or admitted directly through the emergency room or admitting section of the hospital.