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Emergency & Trauma

Emergency & Trauma

The accident and emergency department is the gateway to our hospital. At SSNMC, we have a well-established emergency department catering to patient needs round-the-clock, with infrastructure that is unparalleled. This coupled with our modern clinical approach you get the best care that you rightfully deserve.

Our emergency department complex is a 20-bedded state-of-the-art facility with a dedicated triage area, decontamination bay, patient lobby, minor procedure rooms and dedicated operation theatre. Paediatric emergency has been developed as a subspecialty with a dedicated zone meeting the extra demands of paediatric emergency needs. The department is manned by well-trained emergency medicine consultants, specialists and nursing staff. Evidence-based medicine is practiced as the basis of treatment and care in this facility, along with incorporating the latest developments in medicine.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

  • 24/7 well-equipped and staffed ambulance services with a dedicated ambulance hotline
  • Availability of consultant teams round-the-clock with dedicated trauma team, stroke team, cardiac team, and paediatric emergency team
  • Clean and safe environment providing wholesome care and meeting patient’s emergency needs
  • Emergency-initiated quicker diagnostic and radiological investigations with provisional reports
  • Manchester Triage System based triage facility with time-bound process and intervention
  • Facilities and provisions kept ready for major incident, mass trauma and disaster management
  • Dedicated patient care coordinators working with you to address all your needs
  • Regular training programs and community driven welfare programmes conducted by the department
  • Initiation of admission procedure and inter-departmental collaboration for optimum patient care
  • Polite and professional staff adding to the experience of holistic patient care

OUR PRINCIPLES

  • Integrity

    We are committed, trustworthy, reliable and act conscientiously, consistently, and in accordance with our values.

  • Evidence-based Decision Making

    We effectively retrieve, evaluate, integrate, weigh and apply knowledge to patient care and system design decision making in the context of patient and social/cultural values.

  • Accountability

    We accept responsibility for our actions, follow through on our commitments, and measure up to your expectations.

  • Advocacy

    We speak up for patient and population interests, pushing for effective change from providers and policy makers.

  • Collaboration

    We engage in inter-disciplinary problem solving through dialogue, mutual respect, cooperative assertiveness and integrated action.

  • Initiative

    We have the power to energetically begin a plan, or change what isn't working in ourselves, our department or our system, and see it through.

  • Critical Thinking

    We systematically and continually assess out thinking for clarity, accuracy, bias, precision, logic and relevance.

  • Professionalism

    We are committed to the health and well-being of individuals and society through ethical practice, respect, collegiality and high personal standards of behaviour.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • 24/7 ambulance services
  • Patient retrieval
  • Minor procedures
  • Resuscitation and stabilisation
  • Life support
  • Outpatient therapeutic services
  • Accident and emergency services
  • Emergencies due to any disorder

TREATMENTS FOR

  • Falls in elderly
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Accidents on the road, at home or at the workplace
  • Severe allergic reactions from insect bites, food or medications
  • Fractures
  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Stroke
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Burns
  • Severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose or swallowing poison
  • Shooting or stabbing
  • Fever, cough, respiratory infection
  • Any other sudden illness that needs medical help

TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES

  • Advanced emergency airway management in adults
  • Basic airway management in adults
  • Capnography
  • Mechanical ventilation in ER
  • NIV in ER
  • Rapid sequence intubation in adults
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) in adults and paediatrics
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) in adults and paediatrics
  • Emergent surgical cricothyrotomy (cricothyroidotomy)
  • Infiltration of local anaesthetics/nerve blocks
  • Procedural sedation in adults
  • Arterial blood gases
  • Emergency pericardiocentesis
  • Central venous access
  • Peripheral venous access in adults
  • Temporary cardiac pacing
  • Venous blood gases and other alternatives to arterial blood gases
  • Closure of minor skin wounds
  • Closure of skin wounds
  • Minor wound repair
  • Incision and drainage for skin abscess
  • Assessment and management of scalp lacerations
  • Minor wound preparation and irrigation
  • Shoulder dislocation and reduction
  • Splinting of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Diagnostic thoracentesis
  • Placement and management of thoracostomy tubes