Saturday, December 16, 2017

The definition of intensive care and its capabilities.. Excessive fatigue and strain on the patient to develop breathing tubes, nutrition, urine and intravenous nutrition

What is Intensive Care and what are its capabilities?
Intensive care is defined as part of the hospital where there are enough nursing and medical personnel and accurate monitoring devices to monitor the patient in a precise and continuous manner, in which microbiological treatments such as artificial respiration, blood pressure medications and others can be offered.
In this regard, the following points should be taken into account:
1. The expected benefit of hypnosis in intensive care varies greatly depending on the patient's condition. A young patient with severe asthma is expected to benefit greatly from intensive care. This means that the patient's hypnotism in intensive care usually ends in healing and returning to normal, and that deprivation of it may end with his death. While it is expected that the benefit of a large elderly patient with malignancies, kidney failure, skin ulcers and blood poisoning is much less. This is likely to mean that such a patient will die despite all the treatments provided, and that if he improves, such improvement is likely to be only temporary and does not lead to return to normal.
2. Intensive care is very expensive given the equipment and equipment and the cost of the staff. In some hospitals, such as the King Fahd National Guard Hospital in Riyadh - where a nurse or nurse supervises one patient, a room in intensive care needs to employ five nurses. Some studies estimate that intensive care units in hospitals consume up to 30% of the hospital budget.
3. Due to the scarcity of specialized staff and high cost, the number of intensive care beds in any hospital is limited. The number of patients requiring intensive care services is often greater than the available capacity. How many patients in critical need of intensive care waiting in the emergency department, and how a patient in a serious condition is treated in a hospital in a way that is not commensurate with the seriousness of his condition is expected to have a bed in the appropriate hospital, but to no avail, and how many patients postponed his surgery days Or weeks because there is no bed in the ICU, resulting in serious risk.
4. More complicated is the fact that fewer or more beds of intensive care are occupied by patients with incurable conditions, depriving others who are relieved of this important service. In one hospital, I saw more than a third of the intensive care beds busy with patients with severe, uncooperative injuries, and one had been in intensive care for more than 10 years. It is no secret of the waste of public funds of Muslims.
5. Treatment in intensive care is a great strain on the patient. An intensive care patient needs breathing tubes, nutrition, urine and intravenous nutrition. Artificial respiration is also accompanied by great difficulty due to the pressure of the air from the breathing apparatus inside the chest, not to mention that the patient is often away from his family and mixed with the night and day. These should be taken into account in the case of a patient with a condition that is not to be cured and to determine if the short-term benefit of intensive care in such patients justifies such hardship for the patient in his or her death.