K.E.M Hospital, Pune celebrated its diamond jubilee in 1972. At that time a need was felt to further improve and expand their services.Read Further
THE KEM ICU (MAIN)
The KEM ICU IS ONE OF THE OLDEST IN THE CITY OF Pune
It began in the early 1970's as a small 3 bedded ICU to 1986 when it grew to a 7 bedded ICU and finally to the present 25 bedded ICU with all the modern facilities available.
"A hospital with a heart" is our motto and affordable high quality critical care is provided in the unit.
We have the latest technology in our ICU; all beds being equipped with fully functional multipara monitors, multiple ventilators, both invasive and non-invasive types.
We are one of the few ICUs in the city to possess an ultramodern HFOV (HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR VENTILATOR)
We have round the clock, xray, dialysis cover for the critically ill patient
We have fully equipped isolation rooms to treat severely infected/infectious patients
We are also one of the few ICUs in the city to be doing portable EEGs AND NCVs round the clock.
We have a state of the art RO plant FROM WHICH WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY AND SAFE DIALYSIS FACILITIES round the clock. Nearly 12 beds are equipped to handle patients with renal failure requiring dialysis
We have round the clock USG facilities as well and have been chosen as the first center in India to train people in critical care ultrasound
CHIEF INTENSIVIST : DR PRADEEP D'COSTA
We are presently having an annual case turnover of about 2000 cases
We are a tertiary referral center for a wide variety of critically ill patients
We treat all types of complicated sepsis patients,post operative patients, post op/complicated obstetric patients, all types of toxicologic emergencies, cardiac complications, trauma and burns patients.
We have a special interest in treating all sorts of tropical diseases like complicated malaria, rickettsial fevers, leptospirosis, dengue, pneumonias etc with very good outcomes
We are authorized for the following courses in critical care from our unit
IDCCM/FICCM (BY INDIAN SOCIETY OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE)
DNB CRITICAL CARE
We conduct regular classes/lectures for both the doctors and nurses
RESEARCH AND PRESENTATIONS
• Our team has presented the following papers recently
• ESICCM 2010 - poster Ultrasound guided transvenous pacing in critical ill patients (paper presented in Barcelona)
• ISCCM Delhi 2011 - Use of transvenous pacing in resistant bradycardia due to severe OPP(paper presented in Delhi)
• We have participated in multiple trials,both national and international
1. Phase 4 International, multi centre, randomized, double blind study to compare the overall mortality in acutely ill medical patients treated with enoxaparin versus placebo in addition to Graduated Elastic Stockings. (lifenox trial)
2. Multicentre phase III trial on hyponatremia and conivaptan
3. Multicentre phase III trial on breast cancer.
4. Trial in breast cancer, incremental doses of chemo
5. A randomized, open label, active controlled, Phase I Clinical study to assess the safety and immunogenicity of SIIL's Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine (PVRV) in healthy adults as a pre-exposure immunisation
7. Participated in INDICAPS study(one of the highest contributors of data)
8. ICMR approval awaited for project on rickettsial diseases in Maharashtra
9. We ARE THE FIRST CENTER IN INDIA TO RECEIVE WINFOCUS ACCREDITION to train personnel in critical care related ultrasound
( WINFOCUS-world interactive network of focussed ultrasound in critical care)
Dr DCOSTA, Dr JAGDALE AND Dr PATEL are accredited trainers presently and they were all invited as faculty for the WORLD CONGRESS in this field in November 2011
• To start training as for the whole country in critical care USG usage soon.
• To set up a unit for sleep related disorders
• To expand our experience with critical care EEGs and NCVs with the help of Dr Divate / Dr Nilima Bhalerao(we will soon be equipped with a trans cranial Doppler as well)
• To set up a module for critical care nursing in the near future
• To expand the EMS system and emergency care /ambulance services in the near future
• To have a fully functional HDU as well to support out ICU care in the near future