Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit at the MMUH, Dublin is an 17-bedded Unit with 5 isolation cubicles. The Intensive Care Unit cares for all patients using the latest technology and is a tertiary referral centre, providing advanced therapies and supporting a wide range of specialties:
- Cardio thoracic surgery (National Speciality)
- Heart & Lung transplantation (National Speciality)
- Spinal Injuries (National Speciality)
- General Hepato-Biliary Surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gynaecology / post natal emergencies
- Major general surgery
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Plastic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Emergency medicine
- Extra Corporeal Life Support (ECLS)
- Advanced Invasive Ventilation Support including High Frequency Oscillation
- Advanced Non-Invasive Ventilatory support
- Nitric Oxide Therapy
- Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring
- Continuous Cardiac Output Monitoring
- Inotropic Support
- Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
- Extra-Corporeal Life Support (ECLS)
- Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD & BIVAD)
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies
- Intra-Ventricular Monitoring
Transport of the critically ill patient is supported through the Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Service (MICAS). This service is accessed by Critical Care Units across the Republic of Ireland and is staffed on a rotational basis by four of the Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals (DATHs).
The Mater Extracorporeal Life Support programme was established in 2009 to provide advanced physiological support for adult patients with severe potentially reversible acute heart and / or lung failure that has failed to respond to optimal conventional thearpy. A comprehensive education and accreditation process is in place for nursing and medical staff to care for this patient population.
For further information please see our ECMO/ECLS section.
IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio (ICIP):
The ICIP is an electronically integrated patient care application, which has recently been introduced in the clinical environment within ICU and HDU.