Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, Peking University People's Hospital
The Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM) of Peking University People’s Hospital is the 1st integrated department of CCM in China.
The Dept. of CCM was integrated in 2009 and composed of 3 Units: Surgical, Medical and Cardiovascular, which also could be named as sub-ICU, such as Emergency (EICU), Respiratory (RICU), Transplant (TICU) as well as Neurological ICU (NICU). The Dept. of CCM treats all of adult critical ill patients from intra and extra-hospital.
In 2010, we were certified to be one of the 1st batches of “The National Clinical Center for CCM (tentative)”. We are also the major Dept. of the Center of CCM of Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC), which constituted 22 affiliated and teaching hospitals in Beijing and other province.
As one of national leading CCM department, we received more than 2,600 patients nationwide and more than 100 fellows and visitors(both doctors and nurses) each year.
Director: Prof. AN Youzhong
In early 1980s, Prof. HUANG Cuiting and Prof. DU Ruyu, both the former presidents of People’s Hospital determined to establish Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in hospital. The first intensive care unit of our hospital was surgical ICU (SICU) established in 1989, then followed by Cardiac surgical ICU (CSICU), Respiratory ICU (RICU), Emergency ICU (EICU) as well as liver transplant ICU (TICU) etc…from 1994 to 2004.
In early 2009, the hospital decided to integrate all these units mentioned above to be the current Department of Critical Care Medicine. As a general department of CCM, we keep all of the sub-units but unify all of our staff as a specialty entity.
Prof. AN Youzhong has been the first chairman of the Dept. of CCM since 2009. Prof. AN is now the vice-president of the sub-society of CCM of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, the standing member of sub-society of CCM of Chinese Medical Association(CMA), he is also the vice-president of sub societies of both the Enteral-Parenteral Nutritional Therapy and the CCM of Beijing Medical Association(BMA). As the founder, he is the Chairman of the CCM center of Peking University Health Science Center.
Now we have 24 doctors, including 4 professors, 3 associate professors and 7 attending doctors. Under the leadership of Prof. AN Youzhong, most of our doctors are professional experts and are recognized nationally for their reputations; most of them also have important positions in different societies.
We have 102 nurses, including 1 supervisor nurse practitioners and 7 nurse practitioners. Our nurses are under the leadership of chief head nurse, Ms. WU Xiaoying, who is the member of Critical Care branch of Beijing Nursing Association.
During the period of SARS in 2003, Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 and Yushu Earthquake in 2010, all of our medical and nursing staff showed great courage and their professional dedication in caring the critically ill patients and saving a lot of patients’ lives. Working as a critical care practitioner is full of challenge, but all of our doctors and nurses never regret and are always proud of being an intensivist or a critical care nurse.
As an integrated CCM department, at present we have 41 intensive care beds equipt with multi-parameters Monitor, sophisticated Ventilator, infusion-pumping system, bedside Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), Fiberoptic Bronchoscope, Electrocardiogram, Hemodynamic monitoring tools (PA catheters, PiCCO system, Ultrasoun,etc), defibrillator, Bispectral Index(BIS) and ECMO, etc.
More important is all above equipments and techniques are skillfully used by our well trained staff. With all these advanced equipments we can do better in making diagnosis and providing treatment for patients.
A nationally leading ICU Center
Each year more than 2600 critically ill patients were treated in our unit, the motality rate is about 8% ~ 10%, with a average APACHE-II Score of 14~18. In the past 20 years, with endless hardworking we gained a great deal of experience in treating critically ill patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, especially for severe Sepsis, multiple trauma, severe malnutrition, organ transplantaion, Severe Acute Pancreatitis(SAP),Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome(ARDS), COPD, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation(DIC), Acute Coronary Syndrome(ACS), and Acute Renal Failure(ARF), etc. We are skilled to perform gastrointestinal function monitoring, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, sedation and analgesia for the critically ill patients.
Teaching and academic
Our department also take the responsibility to teaching the undergraduate/graduate medical students, rotating residents as well as a lot of visiting trainee doctors by various training forms including case analysis, clinical teaching rounds and special lectures etc.
Our training aims to show our young colleagues how to treat the critical ill patients as an human being with disease, through our teaching, making the students familiar with the relevant protocals and common procedure. What`s more important , to treat the patient with humanistic concern.
In addition, as the founder and chairman department of the Center of CCM of PUHSC, we have organized Peking University Critical Care Medicine Forum(PUCCMF) for eight years. Now the PUCCMF has become one of the most important academic conference in the CCM field and play an role in the development of critical care medicine in China.
Dept. of Critical Care Medicine
Peking University People's Hospital
#11, Xizhimen Nandajie