The Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Singapore) is the representative body for intensive care medicine professionals in Singapore. Its objectives are to advance the knowledge and practice of intensive care medicine in Singapore. It hopes to achieve this by improving and providing education in intensive care medicine and by encouraging and supporting research activities in this area.Read More
Intensive care involves the close and constant attention to patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses and these may include severe accidents with injuries to many organs, severe infections, complicated surgeries, poisonings or massive heart attacks.
Intensive care usually takes place in a specialized department of the hospital called the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients in the ICU usually require medications and equipment to support normal bodily functions as the patients recover from the illness or injury. These patients may be connected to equipment that monitors vital functions such as blood pressure, heart rate and the amount of oxygen in the blood. They may also be connected to life-sustaining equipments such as ventilators or dialysis machines.Read More