The Emergency Department has a dedicated trauma room with advanced clinical support and facilities for trauma care. Operating in accordance to international guidelines prescribed by ATLS, the trauma room has portable X-Ray and ultrasound machines, and advanced airway devices. In the event of a critical trauma case, the trauma team comprising Emergency Physician, Orthopedic Surgeon, CVTS Surgeon, Gastro Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Anesthetist and Radiologist will take over.
Golden Hour Heart & Brain Casualty
The Golden Hour is the window of opportunity that impacts a patient’s survival and quality of life following a heart attack or brain stroke. Immediate medical attention is given to patients who are brought in with symptoms like pain or discomfort in the chest, profuse sweating, a side of the face drooping, weakness in arm/ inability to fully raise an arm and difficulty to produce speech. The patient, who is attended by a trained medical team, is immediately made to undergo a “chest pain screening algorithm” (a set of investigations to diagnose any possible cardiac problems), after which he or she is shifted to the ward/ ICU accordingly.
The Emergency Department has a Triage Area, where an ACLS/ATLS/PALS Trained Nurse, follows a specialised Triage system and triages patients on the basis of how critical the illness or injury is. Triage or the first point of public contact with the Emergency Department, is done according to the Australasian Triage System, wherein patients are triaged into 5 categories. Triaging ensures that the most critically ill patient gets medical attention on priority, without delay.