Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is a vital speciality to nation. This speciality will certainly reduce the mortality by providing early and appropriate life saving interventions to all critically ill patients.

Medical emergencies are increasing at an exponential rate every day. Every Indian hospital encounters an increasing number of acute cases in the form of Trauma, Medical, Surgical, Gynaecological and Paediatric emergencies and hence there is a need for adequate resources which include a well-equipped and sophisticated emergency room with agile doctors, paramedics and staff nurse versatile in dealing with all sorts of emergencies. A patient landing up in emergency room requires lot of procedures to be done so as to stabilize him and most of these procedures can be performed by an emergency physician. Emergency Physicians are one of the optimum personnel in stabilizing such patients until the super specialist becomes available.

Ambulance Services

We run state-of-the-art ambulance which has an inbuilt ICU service with a transport ventilator, multi para monitoring, emergency drugs, oxygen facility and necessary equipment. It is been managed by ACLS providers / trained paramedics. Efficient pre-hospital care can be delivered by trained paramedics who stabilize the patients by doing timely interventions before and as they transport the patients to the hospital. The emergency residents play an invaluable role in saving precious lives.

Triage

The triage is an area where the patients are seggregated based on the severity of the emergency and thereafter directed to appropriate areas of care. A triage is staffed by a resident in the emergency medicine along with a paramedic and a staff nurse who are trained adequately.

Special Services

We have in-house residents in all the departments - Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medicine, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Urology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Vascular Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Gastroenterology - Medical and Surgical covered by consultants who stay in the vicinity  of the hospitals.

Facilities

Our emergency room comprises separate resuscitation bays which are prioritized and each emergency room has a decontamination room - for managing poison cases. We also have an isolation room - to limit the spread of contagious diseases, an emergency ward and emergency OT’s. The emergency is managed by specialists in emergency medicine (who have completed MD in emergency) along with trained residents in emergency with a back up by critical care physicians which include all services from adult to paediatrics.

Emergency / ICU services

The ER is a state-of-art and unique in Health City, Bangalore with 30 bedded which is managed by MD (Emergency Medicine) physicians who are capable of managing all kinds of emergency from adult to paediatrics also we have the Secretary for Society for Emergency Medicine, India who happens to be the convener of academic programs across the country.

The intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 100 bed well-equipped centre which meets the world standard catering to our country needs which is managed by 24/7 intensivists trained in ICU with DM / Fellowship degrees in critical care management who are capable to manage critically ill patients.

The services and equipment include - a well-equipped ER/ICU with ventilators, defibrillators, resuscitation cots, ABG facility, emergency kits, haemodialysis, ECMO, MARS. The academic programs include DNB, Fellowship in Critical Care and Masters in Emergency Medicine (MEM).

Critical Care

Emergency care does not begin and end in the emergency room, as emergencies may arise anywhere and everywhere. Hence the need for coverage from pre-hospital care till the patient’s transfer to definitive care is the ICU. The 24/ 7 critical care area is managed by consultants who have completed DM / Fellowship in Critical Care.