Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test which is commonly used for basic evaluation of heart status. It records intrinsic electrical activity of the heart to provide useful information regarding previous damage to the heart muscles, enlargement of the heart chambers and abnormalities in the electrical system of the heart. The ECG results are valuable for the diagnosis and initial management of an sudden (acute) heart attack. In the case of an extended monitoring period, more specialized equipment known as an Event Recorder may be used. This mode of monitoring is particularly useful for patients who have very infrequent symptoms.
How to prepare for the test?
Do not apply oily or greasy creams on your skin on the day of your test.
Minor surgical procedures are those that are minimally invasive. In most cases, these are performed laparoscopically or arthroscopically. Small incisions are made that allow surgical tools and a small camera to be inserted into the body. This allows the doctor to perform the procedure without damaging extensive amounts of tissue. The risk of infection is greatly reduced and the patient’s recovery time is much shorter. There are also surgical procedures that are superficial, only affecting the outermost portions of the body.
What Are Some Minor Surgeries?
Minor surgeries include:
Burn excision and debridement procedures
A drip is sometimes known as a cannula, intravenous fluids or IV.It is a short, small plastic tube. A doctor or nurse will use a needle to put the drip into your child’s vein. The doctor or nurse will leave the plastic tube in so that fluids and medicines can go directly into the blood. Sometimes a doctor or nurse will also take blood samples using the tube.
Injections, also known as shots, deliver liquid medications, fluids, or nutrients directly into a person’s body. A healthcare professional can use injections to administer vaccines and other types of medications into a person’s vein, muscle, skin, or bone.
Several different types of injections exist, depending on the purpose of the medication or substance in the shot.
A healthcare professional can inject many medications into many parts of the body. They will decide the most appropriate route of access depending on the situation.
Traditionally wet-to-dry gauze has been used to dress wounds. Dressings that create and maintain a moist environment, however, are now considered to provide the optimal conditions for wound healing. Moisture under occlusive dressings not only increases the rate of epithelialisation but also promotes healing through moisture itself and the presence initially of a low oxygen tension (promoting the inflammatory phase). Gauze does not exhibit these properties; it may be disruptive to the healing wound as it dries and cause tissue damage when it is removed.
Characteristics of the ideal dressing
Occlusive dressings are thought to increase cell proliferation and activity by retaining an optimum level of wound exudate, which contains vital proteins and cytokines produced in response to injury. These facilitate autolytic debridement of the wound and promote healing. Concerns of increased risk of infection under occlusive dressings have not been substantiated in clinical trials. Naimat Begum Hamdard University Hospital provides the best dressing service in emergency.
Intensive care Unit
Intensive care units (ICUs) are specialist hospital wards that provide treatment and monitoring for people who are very ill.
They’re staffed with specially trained healthcare professionals and contain sophisticated monitoring equipment.
ICUs are also sometimes called critical care units (CCUs) or intensive therapy units (ITUs).
When intensive care is needed?
Intensive care is needed if someone is seriously ill and requires intensive treatment and close monitoring, or if they’re having surgery and intensive care can help them recover.
Most people in an ICU have problems with 1 or more organs. For example, they may be unable to breathe on their own.
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 stroke
*a serious infection – such as sepsis or severe pneumonia
*major surgery – this can either be a planned part of your recovery, or an emergency measure if there are complications
THE MEDICAL CRITICAL CARE
Critical Care Units at Naimat Begum Hamdard University Hospital are the most advanced intensive care units in the country. We provide comprehensive and continuous care for critically ill patients. These units are designed with state-of-the-art technology that helps to closely monitor patients’ progress.
Intensive care units (ICUs) are areas of the hospital where extremely ill patients receive specialized care. The term ‘specialized care’ is used as these patients require constant monitoring and extra care such as advanced life support, portable machines to test and monitor progress, etc.
At Naimat Begum Hamdard University Hospital our intensive care services provide focused care of the highest international standards to patients requiring constant and close monitoring, and high level of interventions. Our staff looks into the status of every patient’s progress to ensure that they receive the best possible treatment. We have highly trained staff in Critical Care Management to provide exceptional care to patients.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab)
A cardiac catheterization lab, also known as a “cardiac cath lab,” is a specialized area in the hospital where doctors perform minimally invasive tests and advanced cardiac procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. The cardiac cath lab is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology used to view the arteries and check how well blood is flowing to and from the heart. This provides the care team with information to help diagnose and treat blockages and other problems in the arteries often without patients needing to undergo surgery.
The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab) at Naimat Begum Hamdard University Hospital provides 24-hour coverage by an expert team of board-certified interventional cardiologists, nurses, and radiology technicians who have special training in a variety of invasive diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures.
The cardiac catheterization procedure itself involves threading a long, thin tube, called a catheter, through an artery or vein in the leg or arm and into the heart. Sometimes a cardiac catheterization is performed due to an emergency such as a heart attack in progress. Other times, a cardiac catheterization, also known as an angiogram, is performed as a diagnostic tool to check for blockages if your physician suspects you may have coronary artery disease.
Operation theatres at Naimat Begum Hamdard University Hospital is leading private hospitals with state-of-the-art, fully equipped, international standard theatres having separate zone concept, divided in sterile zone (restricted zone), semi restricted zone and non-restricted zone.
Naimat Begum Hamdard University Hospital has:
*21 fully equipped international standardized theatres for all types of major surgeries operational round the clock.
*Fully equipped recovery beds with complete ventilator care monitoring for postoperative patients.
*Adequate bedded holding area for pre and post-operative patients.
The Blood Bank aims to provide safe blood and its components to those in need. The delivered blood undergoes a process meeting international quality standards throughout blood collection, screening, storage, cross-matching and transfusion, using the technologically advanced equipment.
Why should you donate blood?
Donating blood has benefits for your emotional and physical health such as:
*Maintains healthy heart and liver
*Stimulates blood cell production
*Reduced risk of hemochromatosis
*Make a difference in your community by helping others
*Develop a sense of commitment to and connection with your fellow-beings
Additionally, Blood Bank also provides a free general check up and a blood diagnostic report to each donor, ensuring health and safety of those you help, as well as yours.