Full-time services of Intensivist, Dietician, Speech Therapist & Neuro Physiotherapy departments
The twenty-four hours services of Intensivist, Dietitian, Speech Therapist as well as the services of a well functioned Neuro Physiotherapy department are the features of our hospital. By providing these services, we provide optimal care for you, especially patients who need special care in the neuro trauma management unit as well as in the stroke management unit.
Services of an Intensivist
An Intensivist or critical care physician is a specially trained physician who is accepted by the medical board to give special care to severely ill patients who are in a critical condition. An intensivist is a doctor who finishes a residency as well as board certification program in a specialty field that includes internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics and pulmonary medicine. A few years long fellowship and certification in intensive/critical care medicine is an additional requirement.
The duty and responsibilities of an intensivist doctor is not similar to that of a specialist. When a specialist focuses on a single organ and related system, an intensivist provides a comprehensive care for ICU patients and fulfill the duties of the primary consultant for the patients in the intensive care unit. The intensivist is the team leader of all the caregivers in the ICU and primary decision-making person regarding the treatment and medication of a patient in the ICU along with the respective specialists.
According to certain studies done related to the effectiveness of the appointment of an intensivist, certain outcomes are documented. Some of them are:
- Notable improvement in the patient outcome
- Increased rates of survival of patients who were in critical condition.
- Reduction in complication due to the efficient monitoring and proper evaluation.
- Shorter stay for patients in the ICU
- More safety of medication because of the vigilant care offered by the intensivist.
Services of a dietitian
Dietitian is a nutrition specialist who can provide a working nutrition counseling to you and can help you to form a personalized plan for nutrition. Many patients seeking treatments from different departments from the hospital seek their services to improve their health and manage special conditions and life style diseases.
A registered dietitian should have a postgraduate degree in a proper course in nutrition science and should be registered as a dietitian or dietitian nutritionist. The help of a dietitian can be useful in the following areas:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Heart diseases
- Food intolerance
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Kidney disease
- Over weight
- Weight management
- Tube feeding
- After surgery care, and many more.
You need an appointment to meet the dietitian and should do that in advance. After an initial assessment, the dietitian may provide a temporary plan that can be polished and finalized after a few visits. Your eating habits and food preferences will be considered and included in the plan if they are beneficial. If you follow the diet plan diligently, in no time you can achieve your goal also.
Services of a speech therapist
A speech therapist can offer various services in medical care. Other than providing guidance and care for people with hearing and speaking impairments, they can provide special care to stoke patients. In fact, the role of speech therapist in stroke management is vey crucial.
The survivors of stroke are often suffer brain injuries that demands special care and rehabilitation. Neuro-disability can affect the speaking capacity of the patients and a speech therapist is essential to give proper care and guidance to them.
The role of a speech therapist in a stroke management unit includes:
- Primary assessment to determine the capacity to swallow and speak after an attack of stroke.
- Provide training to concerned caregivers to do the screening process effectively.
- To provide progressive rehabilitation by acting as a member of the interdisciplinary stroke management team.
- Give guidance to family members and caregivers to help in the communication difficulties of the patient.
Services of Neuro-physiotherapy
Neuro-physiotherapy is required when a person suffers damages to the central nervous system that comprises his/her brain and spinal cord. In that situation, the person is not able to communicate or feel. He or she can only make uncoordinated movement that will be weak. The muscle movements will be floppy and the muscles may spasm frequently and the patient will have tremors.
A person who are trained in neuro-physiotherapy can help the patient to make improvement from this condition and help them to do proper exercises and physiotherapy to regain body coordination and function.
Neuro-physiotherapy may require when a patient is suffered with a
- Had injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease, etc.
All of these services are optimal in health care and a best hospital is always equipped to provide all of these in maximum efficiency.