Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at National Cheng Kung University Hospital is a multidisciplinary care unit specialized for critically ill patients who require surgery or are recovering from surgery. Our team delivers coordinated care for patients with potentially life-threatening surgical diseases. Onsite 24 hours a day, our team consists of critical care physicians, surgeons, nursing practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists and many other disciplines. The collaborative, multidisciplinary team of health professionals cares for approximately 2,000 surgical patients annually. Our cares focus mainly on, but not limited to, patients undergoing elective and emergency complex surgeries, including general surgery, thoracic and esophageal surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, trauma surgery, and a full range of organ transplantation. Recently, team resource management and artificial intelligence-based medical care have gradually become our standards in daily care. The Department of Surgery, together with SICU, at National Cheng Kung University Hospital has been one of the best surgical service programs in Taiwan.