Centers & Services

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The ICU is the division which takes in critically ill patients irrespective of their disease areas and which provides treatment with a unified effort by the entire hospital. Since April 2008, Okayama University Hospital has had a total of 22 ICU beds at two sites, providing treatment to more than 1,900 patients each year.

Management System

For treatment in the ICU, anesthesiologists, who have been well trained in ICUs in various institutions, are engaged around the clock as ICU specialists. They play a central role in providing treatment with closely exchange of opinions with doctors in charge of each department and co-medical staff of each organ at all times. Every evening, a case conference is held to exchange diverse opinions. Nursing staff are also satisfactory. A nurse who has deep understanding of ICU management cares for one patient during the day and two patients even during the night to provide meticulous care to patients.

Management Policy

The ICU is open to patients of all clinical departments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We believe our mission is to provide the highest-level of medical care currently available, no matter how intensive the required care might be.

Features of Okayama University Hospital ICU

Okayama University Hospital conducts many operations for critically ill patients, including lung, liver, and kidney transplantation, in cardiac, neuro, esophageal, and liver surgery. We provide treatment and care to enable the patients who account for 90% of ICU patients to spend the postoperative period safely and smoothly and to become independent as soon as possible. We also address emergencies that occur in the hospital and acutely deteriorating patients. It is difficult to predict when an emergency occurs and what the clinical condition is. However, we exercise control based on knowledge and skills, applying our experience at treatment to a wide variety of patients, and supporting patients and medical staff in other departments of Okayama University Hospital.

Advanced Medical Technology

Radiofrequency ablation for thoracic malignant tumors (The department of Radiology)