CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2020; 04(01): 05-11
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713548
Review Article

Intensive Care Unit Setup for COVID-19

Shweta Panse
1   Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Muralidhar Kanchi
2   Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Jose Chacko
3   Department of Critical Care Medicine, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Srinath Kumar T. S.
4   Department of Emergency Medicine, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Ranganatha Ramanjaneya
5   Department of Pulmonology, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Viju Wilben
4   Department of Emergency Medicine, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Arjun Alva
3   Department of Critical Care Medicine, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Deviprasad Shetty
6   Department of Cardiac Surgery, Narayana Hrudayalaya, NH Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

The coronavirus pandemic has become a challenge to all the healthcare systems in the world. Urgent creation of an intensive care unit (ICU) for the same is the need of the hour. The ideal ICU for COVID -19 should be isolated, fully equipped with invasive and noninvasive monitoring, with 24/7 trained medical personnel, nursing staff and laboratory support. As the coronavirus infection is transmitted by droplets and is highly contagious, protection of healthcare workers is crucial. Personnel working inside the ICU should get personal protective equipment (PPE). Strict guidelines for donning and doffing of PPE should be followed to prevent cross-contamination. Respiratory failure being the commonest complication of COVID-19, knowing the ventilator management for the same is essential. It is of great importance to meticulously manage all the resources to combat this contagion.



Publication History

Article published online:
18 June 2020

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