medical department
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Under the medical supervision of Dr. Joyce Habbouch, the I.C.U. has a trained and well experienced team to handle the most severe and critical medical cases.

The main medical cases handled by this service are:

  • Respiratory distress or acute dyspnea requiring respiratory assistance with mechanical ventilation
  • Acute asthma attack, COPD
  • Pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic instability
  • Hypoxia and hypercapnia
  • Shock requiring treatment
  • Hypo or hyperglycemia which is complicated by mental alteration, hemodynamic instability, respiratory failure and severe acidosis
  • Myxedema with hemodynamic instability
  • Severe pancreatitis
  • Severe hemorrhage with hypotension
  • Epileptic crisis
  • Cranial trauma with or without intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage with or without hematoma under, sus or extra-dural requiring neurological monitoring
  • Renal failure
  • State of metabolic, anoxic or toxic coma
  • Meningitis with impairment of consciousness
  • Brain death
  • Hypokalemia or hyperkalemia with arrhythmia
  • Hypo or hypernatremia with an impairment of consciousness
  • Drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Severe intoxication
  • Placement of a central venous catheter