The Unit of Anesthesiology, IRCH, AIIMS, operates one six-bedded Oncology Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for critically ill adult as well as pediatric cancer patients. Although the ICU is small in structure, it caters to the postoperative surgical oncology patients, the chemo-toxicities in medical oncology patients and deteriorating post-radiation patients. Besides the critical care in ICU, the team also provides advanced care to patients in high dependency units of medical oncology and radiation oncology wards. The wholesome experience provides an educational experience for the anesthesiologists interested in critical care in cancer patients. Equipment reflecting our commitment to the critical care includes echocardiography, video bronchoscopy, portable ultrasound and the like.
The Unit of Anesthesiology, IRCH, AIIMS, is committed to providing excellence in patient care for cancer pain patients in all age groups. The team members evolve invaluable insight and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer pain from a variety of perspectives. The team works in close association with intervention radiologists, psychiatrists, non-government organizations’ home care and hospice support for effective pain relief and timely palliation. Special focus is on interventional pain management as well as interventional palliation. The goal is to provide active and aggressive care without losing insight into the psycho-socio-spiritual aspects of the pain management and palliation.