Critical Care Medicine

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The Department of Critical Care Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, research and education.  CCM is managing a surgical and organ           transplant unit, a medical and oncology unit, and a COVID-19 unit, with a total bed capacity of 67 beds, and supervising the quality of care in the chronic respiratory failure unit with an additional bed capacity of 9 beds. The annual admission is above 4000 patients. These critical care units are staffed with highly trained inter-disciplinary teams of physicians with 24/7 critical care in-hospital consultant coverage, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and additional allied health specialists including social workers, dieticians, physiotherapists, and occupational therapy personnel. Our units are up to date, with advanced monitoring capabilities and life-support technologies. CCM is managing the Rapid Response Team to support and rescue patients at-risk of critical illness and adverse outcomes when acutely deteriorated at the medical and surgical wards anywhere in KFSH&RC-Riyadh.

Scope of Service

Critical Care Medicine provides quality care to severely ill patients and working to optimize resource utilization and increase the ability to manage patient needing life support in KFSH&RC – Riyadh, along with the ability to accept referrals from local and national hospitals, and other hospitals from the gulf areas. Also, CCM has an advanced Home Mechanical Ventilation Program that covers a wide geographical area of Riyadh city and its suburbs., managed by a specialized respiratory therapist with the help of Home Health Care. CCM in collaboration with the Health Outreach Services Department are working with MOH hospitals in the whole Kingdom to reach their optimal patient care and decrease the gap between rural areas and major cities in the Kingdom thru the Tele-ICU Program. CCM is aspiring to establish a concept of ICU without wall by integrating the state-of-the art technology of Tele-ICU.

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