With a total of 78 beds, Hospital 9 de Julho's ICU service is divided into five areas to provide more specialized care according to the needs of each patient.
Hospital 9 de Julho is one of the few private institutions to maintain an exclusive ICU, with ten beds, within the Emergency Department, which is located on the 1st floor of Block C. This allows for preferential and quick assistance to patients who enter the Emergency Room with conditions that require hospitalization in an intensive care system.
The other ICU areas are divided by preferential profile. In the ICU of the 2nd floor, which has 25 beds, patients undergoing cardiac treatment are preferably admitted. The ICU on the 3rd floor, which also has 25 beds, generally tends patients, including those undergoing gastroenterological and neurological treatment.
On the 5th floor of Block D, there is a 10-bed ICU, specialized in the treatment of trauma. On the first floor, in turn, there is an ICU with eight beds for patients who need intensive care in the postoperative period.
All of the ICU areas in he the hospital are endowed with the most modern equipment, such as multi-parameter monitors that accurately assess the patient's vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oximetry, etc., the nursing monitors the patients remotely, whilst, for example, checking whether the patients’ position is correct or whether the rails are well placed.
Another differential are the beds with advanced technological resources that facilitate the treatment and recovery of the patient. They have a dynamic air mattress, which allows you to program changes in the patient's position according to medical advice. In addition, they are equipped with a vibration and percussion system, which helps to passively exercise lung functions. As patients recover, the electronic bed system can be activated so that they are helped to get up. The beds are furthermore integrated into a software. With that, the nursing staff monitors the patient from a distance, whilst evaluating, for example, if their position is correct or if the protection rails are well placed. In all beds, the patients have access to amenities such as TV sets and wi-fi signal.