The Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has been in charge of running the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) on Outram Campus since May 1995.
The MICU has 8 individual rooms, each equipped with computerized physiological monitoring systems. A variety of sophisticated ventilatory techniques are available including non-invasive ventilation (NIV), airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) and high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). Another unique feature of this ICU not found elsewhere in this country is the Body Cooling Unit, which is used for patients with heat related disorders.
A new expansion facility MICU (2) that features state-of-the-art facilities and high end technology to better take care of critically ill patients, has just begun formal operations in the last quarter of 2019.
The MICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of intensivists, residents, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists.
The Medical Intermediate Care Area (MICA) is also staffed by intensivists who take care of critically ill patients who do not yet need invasive mechanical ventilation. The premise comprising 10 beds, complements MICU in providing intermediate step-down care for patients with critical illnesses.
In 2017, our unit established the first dedicated Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV ECMO) Team in the country. This team is led by medical intensivists and manages patients with severe lung failue who need VV ECMO. These intensivists have a special interest in ECMO, and have been trained in this field in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Korea.
We have a retrieval team that is capable of initiating extracorporeal life support in referring hospitals and transporting these patients to SGH.
Adj Asst Prof Sewa Duu Wen
Assoc Prof Loo Chian Min
Asst Prof Phua Ghee Chee
Adj Assoc Prof Tan Keng Leong
Asst Prof Devanand Anantham
Adj Asst Prof Ong Thun How
Adj Asst Prof Melvin Tay Chee Kiang
Adj Asst Prof Adrian Chan
Dr Ken Lee Cheah Hooi
Dr Esther Tan Qiao Li
Dr Carrie Leong Kah Lai
Dr Ken Goh Junyang
Dr Chai Huizhong
Dr Ken Goh Junyang
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