Motive intensive care unit © medical clinic with focus on infectiology and pneumology/Charité

Intensive Care Unit 144i

The Medical Clinic with a focus on infectious diseases and pneumology of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has an interdisciplinary internal intensive care unit at the Campus Charité Mitte (CCM) with Station 144i, which specializes in infectious diseases and lung diseases.

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The Team

Motive Station © medical clinic with focus on infectiology and pneumology/Charité

  • physicians
  • nurses and health workers
  • physiotherapists
  • respiratory therapists
  • speech therapists

The doctors and nursing staff of the station work closely together in three shifts to ensure 24-hour medical care and 24-hour nursing.

Treatment spectrum

Motive Station © medical clinic with focus on infectiology and pneumology/Charité

  • Acute lung failure ("ARDS")
  • Respiratory patients with life-threatening diseases
  • Respiratory weaning ("Weaning")
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • pneumonia
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • Lung, kidney or liver failure
  • Lung transplant preparation (in cooperation with the DHZB)
  • shock conditions
  • Severe infectious diseases
  • Sepsis with multiorgan failure

Service spectrum

Motive Station © medical clinic with focus on infectiology and pneumology/Charité

  • Therapy of severe infectious diseases
  • sepsis treatment
  • Differentiated ventilation therapy
  • Extracorporeal lung replacement methods
  • Ventilation weaning (Weaning)

Information for relatives

The stay of your relative in our intensive care unit is certainly associated with great worries. In the intensive care unit, it is necessary for your relative to be connected to many devices and devices of medical technology in order to monitor and optimally treat him around the clock. Numerous questions will go through your mind.

We strive to provide you with comprehensive information and do not leave you alone with your worries. Please understand that for organisational and data protection reasons we concentrate on one or two contact persons from the family environment. If you would like to inform yourself about the state of health of your relative in a consultation with a doctor, please contact the carer to arrange a time.

We do everything we can to ensure that your relatives are in good hands with us and that you can always leave our intensive care unit with a confident feeling.

Information for visitors

  • Visiting hours: In order to allow you as much time as possible with your relatives, we do not set strict visiting hours, but we would like to ask you to be considerate of other patients, to keep the night's rest from 8 p.m. and to coordinate your visits with the nursing staff as far as possible. Experience has shown that between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. is the best time for visits and doctor's consultations.  However, waiting times may occur due to organizational measures (rounds, personal hygiene, examinations, etc.) or unforeseen events.
  • Bring along: We ask for your understanding that the bringing of cut flowers and potted plants is not permitted in intensive care units for hygienic reasons. Instead, please bring your relative's personal hygiene products with you. Our experience has shown that many patients feel more comfortable with them, even if of course all the necessary care utensils are available on the ward. Music, photos and other personal items can also be brought along as they contribute to the well-being of the patient. 
  • Protection: Visitors are generally not required to wear protective clothing. However, if this is necessary for certain reasons, we will inform you in good time and explain how to put them on. If you have a cold, please have the responsible nurse give you a face mask to protect your relative from additional infections. And please disinfect your hands before and after your visit.
  • Contacting fears: Despite the many monitoring devices, please do not be afraid to touch your loved one, this is good for him. Tell him something about his personal environment. Through your voice and attention, your loved one feels that you are with him.