Almas Hospital

Critical Care Medicine

"We're there when you need us"

The intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a specialized unit of the hospital where patients with life-threatening conditions are closely monitored and managed by a multidisciplinary team with the help of advanced technology systems. They are kept under round-the-clock observation by trained personnel who can provide immediate resuscitation in case of any emergency. The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Almas Hospital is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for monitoring cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and endocrine functions. Separate ICU care units are available for providing intensive care to both adult and pediatric patients. The department is manned by highly qualified doctors, nurses, technicians, and support staff who work collaboratively to provide the best possible care for critically ill patients.

"Patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries are cared for at the Department of Critical Care Medicine.”

Almas Hospital is one of the best hospitals for critical care in Kottakkal, Malappuram. It offers a wide range of treatments and services in this field of medicine. With a dedicated team of doctors and nurses, this department is equipped with the most advanced technologies which are used to provide the best care for patients. The department has dedicated staff to provide 24 hours services. We have round the clock availability of highly trained intensivists and paramedical staff and the best doctors in critical care in Kottakkal, Malappuram. The department is backed up by other diagnostic and therapeutic teams such as radiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, and nephrologists. The department has a multidisciplinary intensive care unit, which provides highly specialized medical care for patients who are critically ill or injured. These patients may be suffering from severe trauma, sepsis, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, stroke, or other conditions that require constant monitoring. The Department also offers special services for patients who require surgery as part of their treatment plan.

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Salient Features of The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Almas Hospital Kottakkal, Malappuram

Almas Hospital Kottakkal, Malappuram is one of the best hospitals for critical care in the Kerala region. The department is run by a full-fledged team comprising highly skilled and dedicated doctors and nurses. It is well equipped with modern critical care units with high-end technology that is backed by the best infrastructure, modern diagnostic facilities, efficient nursing staff, and expert clinical management.
Some of the salient features of this department include:

  • First of a kind in Malappuram District
  • State of Art closed multi-disciplinary ICU (can we make a keyword out of this?
  • 8 Bedded MDICU equipped with the most modern life care devices and dedicated pressure-regulated isolation rooms.
  • Intensivists facility Available 24x7
  • BLS, ACLS trained nurses with a patient staff ratio of 1:1 for mechanically ventilated patients and 2:1 for other patients
  • Dedicated respiratory therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietitian
  • Dialysis technicians

Services and Facilities

The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Almas Hospital, Kottakkal, Malappuram is one of the best closed multi-disciplinary ICU in North Kerala. In its present state, it has got a total of around 8 beds for central monitoring and invasive & non-invasive ventilation. It is equipped with a team of dedicated and highly skilled Critical Care Specialists, Intensivists, and Nursing staff who provides 24 hours care to critically ill patients.
We take pride as one of the only facilities in the Kerala region with a full-fledged medical team for:

  • Toxicology and snake bite
  • Infectious disease
  • Sepsis
  • Tropical diseases
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Polytrauma
  • Burns
  • ARDS
  • Renal and liver failure
  • Post-operative monitoring
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies

Treatment and Procedures

Our patient-focused treatment and procedures include:

  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Percutaneous and surgical tracheostomy
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Difficult airway management
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Prone ventilation
  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Therapeutic hypothermia (TTM)
  • Critical care ultrasound
  • USG guided invasive IV access
  • Intra-arterial BP monitoring
  • Cardiac output monitoring
  • ln-house ABG monitoring
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)
  • Bedside EEG
  • Lumbar puncture and CSF analysis
  • Bone marrow study
  • Toxicology screening
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Intercostal drainage
  • Bedside upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Ultrasound guided paracentesis thoracocentesis and pericardiocentesis
  • Renal replant Therapy (IHD, SLED)
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Multimodal analgesia including patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tropical disease Clinic
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition

Special Clinics

Almas offers the first Center in Malappuram for Toxicology snake bite and Obstetric emergencies. We have a dedicated clinic for tropical infections including:

  • Dengue
  • Malaria
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rickettsial fever

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Q. What is the critical care unit?

A critical care unit, also called an intensive care unit (ICU), is a special area of a hospital that provides the highest level of care for patients who are severely ill or injured. Patients are cared for by specially trained doctors and nurses who work with other healthcare providers to monitor a patient's condition and provide life support.

Q. What is a critical care specialist?

A critical care specialist also called an intensivist, is a doctor who specializes in treating patients who are being treated in the ICU. Intensivists have advanced training in caring for critically ill people. They usually spend most of their time working in the ICU, rather than seeing patients in a clinic or office setting.

Q. Who needs critical care?

Patients who require intensive observation, intervention, and treatment by specially trained staff need to be admitted to the ICU. Common illnesses or injuries that require critical care include:

  • Heart attacks and other forms of heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Severe infections
  • Changes in the level of consciousness due to conditions such as head trauma, meningitis, encephalitis, seizures, and coma
  • Lung failure or respiratory distress syndrome
  • Kidney failure necessitating dialysis
  • Multiple organ failure
Our Doctors

Our Distinguished Team of Caring Physicians

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Dr. Nihmathulla Madampatt

Senior Consultant Intensivist
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Dr. Shahid Pullat

Junior Consultant Emergency Medicine & Intensivist

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