Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU)

Overview

The Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU) at Burjeel Medical City (BMC) cares for adult patients who are critically ill and in need of intensive and high-dependency care.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of medical primary care physicians, physician intensivists, specialty physician consults, critical care trained registered nurses, advanced practice nurses (APNs and CNSs), RN case managers, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, social workers, and financial and spiritual care providers. They provide high standards of critical care to patients who have sustained a life-threatening injury, illness, or condition and require continuous monitoring and assessment, immediate intervention, and prompt treatment.

The AICU has 22 beds split into three adjacent clinical areas: The Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care (CVTS-ICU) with six beds in the main area and two isolation side rooms, The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) with six beds in the main area and one isolation side room, The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) with six beds and two isolation side rooms. The provision of these services is offered for three criterias: Life support, Monitoring, and Concentrated Nursing Care.

Furthermore, our AICU serves as a transitional unit to the emergency room and the general nursing units for patients and families based on admission and discharge criteria, for proper utilization of this specialized level of care.

We also received recognition for treating a large number of unstable COVID-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic in the UAE. We managed to sustain a 30-bed capacity for many months.

Conditions We Treat
  • Hypothermia
  • Coagulopathy
  • Critical conditions
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Intracerebral brain haemorrhage
  • sepsis or obstetric emergencies
  • Thymoma and thymic carcinoma
  • Heparin induced thrombocytopenia
Treatments We Offer
  • Dialysis
  • Life support
  • Cardiac pacing
  • Intracardiac monitoring
  • Pre/post-transplant care
  • Heart rhythm monitoring
  • Continuous pulse oximetry
  • Frequent neurological exams
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Fixed-dose vasopressin infusions
  • Hourly intake and output measurements
  • Vasopressor titration and volume infusions
  • Central venous pressure monitoring for fluid management
  • Frequent vital sign checks (in times of instability, post-procedure, or high-risk interventions)
  • Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) in continuousrenal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • Monitoring physiological and psychological measurements( fordrug and alcohol use patients or metabolically unstable patients)
  • Renal replacement therapy (for ICH and AKI patients)
  • Regional citrate anticoagulation for CRRT (RCA-CRRT)
  • Advanced mechanical ventilation using a high level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) or modifications in the I:E ratio
Special Technologies
  • Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
  • Mechanical and non-invasive ventilation methods
  • Central line access and monitoring for fluidstatus and medication management
  • Hypothermia interventions and monitoring for cardiac arrest protocols
  • Titration and monitoring of vasoactive, sedative, paralytic, and analgesic medication
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Team that Cares

Dr. Nicholas Wyon

Consultant - Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Shoaib Nadaf

Specialist Anaesthesia

Dr. Abuelhassan Elhag

Medical Practitioner / ICU

Dr. Priti Madnani

General Practitioner

Dr. Raja Muhammad Irfan

General Practitioner - Critical Care