Information for your stay

Critical care unit

HUCI strategy at the Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe

ICU with "H". Learn about our humanized approach in critical care units with Section Head Nurse, Jimena Villegas.

Our rooms

We invite you to get to know the rooms of our Critical Care Unit through this 360-degree video. Move your computer mouse by clicking on the screen to interactively explore the entire space.

Testimonials from our HUCI family
Testimonials from our HUCI family
Mario Ruiz and his wife, Teresita Álvarez, tell us about their experience after 53 days in the ICU.
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Testimonials from our HUCI family
Araceli Gutiérrez, a patient in the Intensive Care Unit, and her caregiver, Dora Salazar, tell us about their experience during their hospital stay.
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Testimonials from our HUCI family
Leidy Magali Chica, mother of Susana Chica, tells us about her experience in adult critical care units from our humanized care.
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Frequent questions

Click on each question to see a video related to the topic.

  • What is the difference between an intensive care unit and a special care unit?
  • Why should my family member be in isolation?
  • What does it mean for my family member to be in an ICU?
  • What should I bring my family member when he/she is in the ICU?
  • Why is my family member swollen?
  • Why is my family member immobilized?
  • How long will my family member be asleep and intubated?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many teams in an ICU?

Each of the medical devices found in the Critical Care Unit, allow the stabilization and recovery of your family member. Sometimes it is normal that when you see them, both you and the patient feel a little fear, so we want to explain in general terms what they are and what they are for.

Keep in mind that the alarms generated by these devices are to be expected and are not always related to emergency situations, since many of them are programmed by the healthcare team and they are the ones who interpret them.

Remember that the handling of medical equipment is exclusive to health personnel!

Click on the following videos to learn how it works:

Temporary pacemaker

mechanical fan

Infusion pumps

dialysis machine

Frequent procedures

Here we present educational content that can clarify your doubts about the frequent procedures in our Critical Care Unit. By clicking on the videos you will learn what each one of them consists of.

  • Intubation
  • Nasogastric tube
  • Bladder catheter
  • Tracheostomy
  • Chest tube
  • Humanized ICU Early Mobilization

Take care of the caregiver

We want this to be a space for caregivers, where together we can create moments to share during the hospital stay.

Browse through our content to learn about the program and discover information of interest to you:

Care for the Caregiver Program

Caregiver syndrome

It is characterized by the presence of stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, apathy, loss of appetite, headache, or abuse of harmful substances. Identify it and know how to prevent it.

Patient and family education and information process

Our interdisciplinary team

In our Hospital, we provide interdisciplinary care, which means that our patients and their families will be accompanied daily by professionals from different areas involved in their care in the intensive care unit.

These professionals are:

  • Nursing staff
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Speech therapist
  • Psychologist

Here is some useful content related to these areas of support:

  • Psychological first aid
  • How to involve children and adolescents in the ICU?
  • Communicating bad news
  • Health Loss - Emotional Impact in the ICU
  • Bereavement
  • What is delirium and how to prevent it?
  • Infection prevention
  • Preventing falls
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Assisted active patient
  • Active bed patient
  • Active chair patient
  • Passive patient