SC has three regions with maximum capacity of adult ICU beds

SC has three regions with maximum capacity of adult ICU beds
SC has three regions with maximum capacity of adult ICU beds
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Santa Catarina begins April with maximum capacity in adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in three regions: Grande Oeste, Vale do Itajaí and Foz do Rio Itajaí. The information is from the bed panel of the State Department of Health (SES), this Monday (1st).

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In total, capacity in the State is 94.65%. In the South, adult ICU beds are 74.63% occupied. In Greater Florianópolis, capacity is 97.12%. In the Midwest and Serra, 97.74% of adult beds are occupied. In the North and Northeast Planalto, it is 97.01%.

SES reported that the State still has 110 ICU beds available this Monday, 47 adults, 33 neonatal and 30 pediatric. Last year, 150 vacancies were opened in ICUs, 41 of which were pediatric beds, 53 neonatal beds and 52 adult beds. The goal is to reach 170.

“The beds are distributed in different regions, guaranteeing broad access to health services”, states the ministry, in a note.

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“The hospitalized patients have different pathologies, in addition, they come mainly from the urgency and emergency department, traumatology and cardiology”, he mentions.

Of the 20 ICU beds that still need to be opened in the State, 10 are adults and another 10 are neonatal. SES has not yet given a deadline for this to happen.

Bed regulation

Santa Catarina’s public hospital system works as a network, that is, when there is no vacancy in a hospital, other beds are sought via Regulation, in other hospitals, first in the same region, and then outside it.

“Large hospitals served by the SUS are reference centers for highly complex procedures and offer open access to all medical specialties. Consequently, it is common for Intensive Care Units to have an occupancy rate generally exceeding 80% in these hospitals. The units have the installed capacity to operate in this model”, concludes the SES note.

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