Our department is assigned to a tertiary emergency center in Chiba city, staffed with emergency and critical care physicians/surgeons, nurses and other specialists and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for critically ill or injured patients. We treat approximately 1,700 patients (>300 critical patients in the Emergency Room) annually for a variety of medical conditions and trauma. The entire staff is committed to providing special care for critically ill patients with the highest quality. We are also actively involved in research in the critical care field leading to the improvement of survival rates in the critically ill. We operate a closed-type general ICU (intensive care unit) which has 22 beds, including 4 beds in the coronary care unit, and 10 beds in a ward separated from the emergency care area (ER). A heliport is located on the top of the east tower, and our staff (shown below) will break out the emergency helicopter service with first aid medical supplies and go immediately to the scene in corporation with the Chiba City Fire Department.
A whole range of critical illnesses as folows: multiple organ failure (MOF), shock, severe sepsis/septic shock, stroke, cardiopulmonary arrest (post cardiac arrest syndrome; PCAS), severe heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), fulminant hepatitis, acute kidney injury (AKI), gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hematologic, oncologic and gynecologic emergencies, multiple trauma, acute drug intoxication, severe acute pancreatitis, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)/hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). We make excellent use of the cutting-edge of artificial organ supports, e.g., acute blood purification (ABP), ventilatory support, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS), artificial liver support (ALS), and so on.
|Associate Professors||Ryuzo Abe||Takaaki Nakada|
|Staff||Tadanaga Shimada||Noriyuki Hattori|