CRITICAL CARE UNIT
1. HEMODIALYSIS UNIT IN THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
Acute and Chronic Renal Failure needing Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) often accompanies and may occur because of and in conjunction with pulmonary and other medical conditions. In the past, In-patients of the Lung Center of the Philippines requiring RRT had to be conducted to NKTI or other institutions to avail of this procedure. In order to serve its patients better, the Lung Center of the Philippines has allocated two (2) beds in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) to serve our In-patient clientele needing renal replacement therapy.
These beds are reserved for use by Inpatients presently confined in the Lung Center of the Philippines (Intensive Care Unit or General Ward) needing Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT).
The Hemodialysis Unit was inaugurated last January 21, 2019 and is at present fully functional. The unit is Headed by a duly accredited Nephrologist and 2 Certified Renal Nurses (CRN). The unit is open from 8AM to 8PM.
2. EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION IN THE LCP
Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) is the use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to temporarily (days to months) support heart or lung function (partially or totally) during cardiopulmonary failure, leading to organ recovery or replacement. Although ECLS may be performed in both cardio and respiratory failure, LCP – ECMO will mainly involve patients who are in respiratory failure.
Lung Center of the Philippines is the premier institution for lung and other chest diseases, providing quality healthcare through highly competent and compassionate staff for the improvement of the Filipino people’s quality of life.
The Lung Center of the Philippines has recently acquired 3 units of ECMO to addressed the growing demands of more advanced pulmonary cases in the country to serve both Surgical and Medical need.
The LCP – ECMO Team is fully functioning and its Headed by Critical Care Specialist, with Cardio – Thoracic Surgeons, Anesthesiologist and Perfusionist in the team and in recent time, they have already done few cases.