Department of anaesthesia and intensive care medicine

 

Anaesthesia means 'insensitivity' (to painful stimuli) and is the umbrella term for all types of anaesthetic which make it possible for operations to be performed painlessly. Before surgery, the anaesthetist discusses all the important information with the patient. He or she selects the appropriate medications and administers them to the patient. During the operation, he or she monitors the patient's cardiac and pulmonary activity and circulation. After surgery, he or she continues to observe the condition of the patient. Skilled anaesthetists are at the service of our patients at Klinik Im Park.

 

Our intensive care experts at Klinik Im Park possess all the important skills required to resuscitate a patient and restore normal organ function. They have in-depth knowledge of the drugs and equipment required to do this, such as ventilators or defibrillators, which treat malfunctions in the muscles of the heart with electric current.

Centres and Institutes

Anaesthesiology and intensive care

Klinik Im Park
Seestrasse 220
8027 Zürich
T +41 44 209 21 11
F +41 44 209 20 11
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Specialities

Anaesthesiology

Anaesthetics is the study of pain relief, use of anaesthesia and resuscitation. The anaesthetist is especially important when it comes to surgery.

 

Before a surgical intervention he goes over all the important points with the patient, e.g. what medicines he regularly takes, or how the patient reacted to any earlier anaesthesia. He then chooses the right medicines for the upcoming operation and administers them to the patient. During the operation he monitors the patient's heart / lung activity and circulation using a variety of equipment. After the intervention he continues to monitor the patient's health and intervenes if any problems arise.

Intensive care medicine

Intensive care is used in situations where vital body functions stop working as a result of a disorder, operation or accident. This can involve the activity of the heart, breathing, or the normal functioning of the liver, kidneys or brain.

 

The specialist in intensive care medicine has at his disposal everything that is needed to resuscitate a patient and restore the normal functions of the organs. He has in-depth knowledge of the drugs and equipment that are required to do this, such as the ventilator, or the defibrillator that uses electric current to correct malfunctions in the muscles of the heart.

 

The specialist in intensive care medicine plays an important role in transplant operations. He establishes the brain death of the donor, and looks after the organ recipient following the operation for as long as is necessary.

Find more information about the specialities of the Privatklinikgruppe Hirslanden here.

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