Departments and Centers

Emergency and Critical Care Center

Chairman and Professor Yoshihiko Nakamura M.D.,Ph.D.

Our mission is to provide emergency and intensive care for all kinds of emergency severe diseases such as cardiopulmonary arrest, respiratory failure, stroke, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, trauma, aortic disease, acute intoxication, sepsis, severe metabolic disorder (acute kidney injury, hepatic failure, severe pancreatitis, diabetic ketoacidosis, etc.). Our centers are staffed not only by physicians, but also nurses, clinical engineers, pharmacists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and nursing assistants, and medical staff are available around the clock. Furthermore, in July 2020 we established the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Center to provide specialized care for patients with severe respiratory failure, including severe COVID-19. This center is one of the most important lifesaving centers in Fukuoka prefecture and in the future will contribute to emergency care not only in Fukuoka but also in the whole Kyushu area.

Classification of the transported patients' diseases in our center

(2023/01/01-2023/12/31)

Diseases (only in grave condition) No. of
patients
outcome
discharge decease
1 cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival 133 37 96
2 acute coronary syndrome 9 9 0
3 aortic disease (dissection or aneurysm) 10 8 2
4 cerebrovascular disease 70 54 8
5 trauma( AIS ≧3 or Emergency surgery) 139 129 10
6 burn (assessed by the criteria of Artz *1) 13 11 2
7 acute intoxication 14 14 0
8 gastrointestinal hemorrage 6 4 2
9 sepsis 14 12 2
10 temperature abnormality 8 7 1
11 specific infectious disease(gas gangrene, necrotizing fascitis, tenanus) 9 8 1
12 respiratory failure (ARDS) 27 25 2
13 heart failure 21 17 4
14 hemorrhagic shock 2 1 1
15 disturbance of consciousness 15 14 1
16 liver failure 2 1 1
17 acute kidney injury 3 3 0
18 "Pathologic condition (e.g. crisis of dyshormonism, pancreatitis,etc)" 17 14 3
total 512 372 140

Reference
*1 Artz CP:The treatment of Burns,2nd ed.,WB Saunders,Philadelphia,1969.