Organisation and Role of Critical Care Units: Obstetric HDU/ICU

  • Alpesh Gandhi


Women are not dying because of a disease we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving’. This was declared by the then President, FIGO Dr. Muhammad Fathullah during the World Congress in 1997 at Copenhagen.


Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Admission Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Invasive Monitoring Obstetric Patient 
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Further Reading

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    WHO multicountry survey on maternal and newborn health 2010–2012. The Lancet. 2013:381(9879):1747–1755.Google Scholar
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    ICU planning and designing in India – guidelines 2010, Guidelines Committee. (ISCCM).Google Scholar
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    Preeti S, Shailesh J. Study on Role of High Dependency Unit (HDU) in critical care Obstetrics: A practical approach.Google Scholar
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    Lancet, May-2013 ICU planning and designing in India – guidelines 2010, Guidelines Committee (ISCCM).Google Scholar
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    Obstetric patients requiring high-dependency unit admission in a tertiary referral centre. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2013;3(1):31–35.Google Scholar
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    Ryan M, Hamilton V, Bowen M, McKenna P. The role of a high-dependency unit in a regional obstetric hospital. Anaesthesia. 2000;55:1155–1158. (Volume 55, Issue 12, Article first published online: 7 JUL 2008).Google Scholar

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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arihant Women’s Hospital, High Risk Pregnancy Specialist and Hospital Management ExpertAhmedabadIndia

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