The critical care specialist (sometimes referred to as an "intensivist") may be the primary provider of care or a consultant. The intensivist needs to be competent not only in a broad range of conditions common among critically ill patients but also with the technological procedures and devices used in intensive care settings.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT CRITICAL CARE SPECIALIST?
Management of Conditions like Trauma, Intoxications & Poisoning, Major Surgeries, Sepsis need Critical/ Intensive Care Specialist supervision.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CRITICAL CARE SPECIALIST?
Physicians, called intensivists, are being specially trained to manage intensive care units (ICUs) and provide focused, high quality care to critically ill patients.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE CRITICAL CARE SPECIALIST FOR
Heart and Cardiovascular failure, Neurological impairment requires management by Critical/ Intensive Care Specialist.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are many different conditions and situations that can mean someone needs intensive care. Some common reasons include:
A serious accident – such as a road accident, a severe head injury, a serious fall or severe burns
A serious short-term condition – such as a heart attack or a stroke.
A serious infection – such as sepsis (blood poisoning) or severe pneumonia.
Major surgery – this can either be a planned part of your recovery, or an emergency measure if there are complications.