Various Types of Intensive Care Units at American Hospital

The Intensive Care Unit is a specialized, critical care unit that offers 24-hour intensive services to patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses. Patients are placed in the ICU when they need close observation and advanced medical treatments. For instance, critical conditions such as respiratory failure, cardiac emergencies, severe infections, and post-surgical complications or diagnoses of neurological crises are common reasons for ICU admission.

Various Types of Intensive Care Units at American Hospital:

American Hospital Dubai boasts specialized intensive care units dedicated to cardiac care, surgical interventions, medical/oncological needs, ECMO support, neonatal, and pediatric care, including comprehensive and advanced critical care services under one roof. These include: .

Cardiac ICU

Cardiac ICU, or CCU, is a particular department in our hospital dedicated to treating severe heart cases. 24-hour nursing staff as well as cardiac monitoring tools will provide special care and close medical monitoring to patients in the CCU.

Surgical ICU

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) provides critical care treatment for unstable, seriously or potentially ill patients in perioperative situations and who have life-threatening disorders while needing intensive support through continuous monitoring and potential emergency interventions.

Medical/Oncology ICU

A Medical/Oncology Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is dedicated to patients with critical medical conditions related to cancer. You will find a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals in this unit who are constantly looking after these patients.

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

The NICU is an intensive care baby unit in the hospital, available 24/7 for critical babies or premature babies. It also counts on very special healthcare providers who have had specific training and tools to provide you with the best possible care for your baby.


ECMO is a treatment for people with life-threatening heart and lung failure. The specialists use the machine to replace some of the functions of a patient's lungs, heart, or both at once. Some patients can be discharged from ECMO after less than 24 hours, while others must remain on it for more than 30 days.

Pediatric ICU (PICU)

In the PICU, children receive intensive nursing support and watch their heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure attentively. The PICU also allows health staff to provide therapies that may not be available in other hospital areas.

Intensive care is for patients who require advanced respiratory support, those who require support for two or more organ systems, patients who have chronic impairment, and those who require support for an acute reversible failure of anothe

A team of ICU professionals will continuously monitor patients in an ICU and connect them to equipment using a variety of tubes, wires, and connections. There will typically be one nurse for every one or two patients.  

Strict medical regulations govern patient care in the ICU, focusing on ongoing monitoring and particular therapies to manage serious health issues. To provide the best possible patient outcomes, healthcare workers are bound to follow infection control procedures and work together as a team. 

ECMO serves as an essential support system, temporarily substituting heart and lung functions and allowing the body to repair after acute respiratory or cardiac failure, hence enhancing the patient's chances of recovery. 

The Surgical ICU specializes in immediate post-operative care, providing continuous monitoring, pain management, and prompt treatments to promote a comfortable recovery while reducing problems and maximizing surgical results. 

The Oncology ICU specializes in providing complete assistance and monitoring to cancer patients struggling with complicated medical concerns, treatment side effects, and severe circumstances, assuring a tailored and effective approach to their care. 

The Cardiac ICU focuses on critical care for patients with serious heart diseases, including modern monitoring and therapies targeted at cardiac health to improve recovery and outcomes