Bangkok Pattaya Hospital ‘s Mobile Coronary Care Unit (Mobile CCU) is an intensive care unit on wheels that transports cardiac and critical care patients. This special-equipped ambulance is outfitted with the same state-of-the art monitoring systems, equipment and life-saving pharmaceuticals used in the hospitals’ intensive care units.
When it comes to your heart, nothing is more important than ensuring you are in the best hands possible. Bangkok Hospital provides comprehensive cardiac services. Diagnostic services include echocardiograms, stress tests, electrophysiology studies and a device clinic for the ongoing evaluation of pacemakers. Cardiac interventional procedures such as the insertion of a stent or a pacemaker are performed in our cardiac cath labs. Bangkok Hospital also offers surgical interventions that include valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery.
The most critical factor in the treatment of an impending heart attack is getting help…fast! If you are suffering from centralized chest discomfort or suspect that you are suffering a heart attack, do not hesitate to seek help. The Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at Bangkok Hospital is designed to ensure each patient receives appropriate rest, relaxation and as little stress as possible. The CCU is staffed with the very best physicians and nurses available, who are compassionate professionals with specialized training in caring for your heart.
“Mobile CCU is the best solution”
Once a patient is aboard the Mobile CCU ambulance, he or she receives the same level of care as he or she were just admitted to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital .
During transport, the Mobile CCU uses an advanced communications system to maintain direct, en-route contact with hospital and physicians. This technology provides cardiac and acute stroke patients access to vital resources not available in a traditional ambulance.
Time is a critical factor for people who are experiencing chest pain. Early diagnosis and treatment of chest pain caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart not only saves lives- it can also prevent permanent injury to the heart. The initial emphasis on patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction was to reduce the time to thrombolytic treatment and save heart muscle as well as the life of the person. In attempting to do this patients with all types of chest pain had to be separated utilizing a comprehensive triage management scheme. This required a multidisciplinary approach utilizing the latest in technology to accomplish this.
The Mobile CCU Team
A team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals accompanies each patient during transport aboard the Mobile CCU. This healthcare team includes a paramedic/emergency medical technician and a registered nurse, with extensive cardiovascular/critical care training, who work closely with te units medical director to assure the highest level of care.
Mobile CCU provides
- special equipment to reduce cardiac pumping load in state of shock, heart failure, severe anginal (chest) pain, and refractory ventricular arrhythmias.
- high energy electrical conversion of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. monitoring heart rate, rhythms, respiration, oxygen saturation in the blood, systemic and intravascular blood pressure.
- electrical stimulation when cardiac arrest, or severe bradycardia (slow heart rate).
- respiratory support via use of respirator when insufficient respiration or respiratory failure.
- echocardiography to examine heart muscle function and heart valves. precise and accurate intravascular access.
- specialized physician, and well-trained medical personnel in coronary emergency care and transportation.
Beside this, Mobile CCU also provide special service, CDMA network system, to facilitate emergency situation. CDMA links to hospital’s patient record, database system, and consultation. While in Mobile CCU, the cardiologist at hospital side can arrange for immediate interventional coronary procedure, such as coronary angiography, cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery if indicated.