“Face the severest diseases and injuries with simple global standard treatments.”
In the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital, we receive and treat patients with severest diseases and injuries (tertiary emergency care). Emergency ambulatory patients are admitted to the Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center (20 beds) through the Emergency Room. Inpatients with acute deterioration are admitted to the ICU (intensive care unit, 6 beds). After intensive treatments during the acute phase (up to 14 days), patients who need further treatments are transferred to the HCU (high care unit).
Our hospital is solely certified as the “Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center” in Hiroshima Prefecture. The Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center provides highly advanced medical service to patients with various kinds of fatal diseases and injuries, especially severe burn injuries, acute intoxications, and amputated fingers and limbs,” which are difficult to be treated in other hospitals. The annual number of patients admitted to our Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center and ICU exceeds 1,500. We treat patients with super acute and acute phases of extrinsic disorders including severe trauma due to traffic accidents or disasters, acute intoxications, and systemic burn injuries, as well as intrinsic disorders including acute respiratory failure, sepsis, stroke, and acute myocardial infarction. We are also engaged in a highly advanced treatment of hydrogen gas inhalation for promoting the recovery of brain dysfunction in successfully resuscitated patients. Our center is also a leading facility of VV-ECMO (venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) for patients with fatal respiratory failure that cannot be adequately managed with usual mechanical ventilation.
We are trying to achieve the earliest recovery of patients by providing simple and low-burden cares based on the evidence-based global standards.