Department of Emergency Medicine
About Emergency Medicine
Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and most high-end paraphernalia, The Department of Emergency Medicine at SLG Hospitals is ever so prepared to deal with all kinds of medical and surgical emergencies in accordance with medical ethics and international protocol.
We are recognized as one of the very few emergency centers with facilities for decontamination of patients prior to treating chemical and fire injuries or poisoning. Dedicated emergency rooms handle medical, trauma and surgical emergencies.
We also have a sophisticated isolation room with negative pressure, for treating air-borne communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, swine-flu and MRSA.
Conditions Treated & Services Offered
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
The medical specialty of Emergency Medicine mainly focuses on the diagnosis and management of injury or sudden illness. It is a specialty in which time is critical. Supported by a unique set of knowledge and skills, the practice of Emergency Medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care among multiple specialty departments, and treating patients of all age-groups, requiring urgent medical, surgical, or psychiatric care.
Team of Emergency Medicine specialists often works together with various other specialty experts, including physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and psychiatric nurses. The team is lead and supervised by specially trained emergency physician consultants, whose job is to ensure that the patients arriving with the need of urgent care may receive the highest possible standards of medical attention and treatment.
Experts in Emergency Medicine have special skills to carry out diagnosis and tackle acute medical disorders and injuries, with motive to ensure recovery for the patients from their traumatic condition. They appraise and treat a wide range of illnesses, including a lot of potentially life or limb threatening conditions, including heart attacks, strokes, fractures, asthma attacks, injuries resulting from car crashes, pregnancy related emergencies and overdoses.
The goal of Emergency Medicine is to address urgent medical conditions. Some of the situations may demand immediate surgical intervention to save the life, or manage a particular symptom. Thus, if and when the need arises, a specialist remains with no choice but to perform an emergency surgery to stabilize the patient’s condition.
Department of Emergency Medicine at SLG Hospitals undertakes planning, management, and medical direction for community emergency medical response, medical control, and disaster preparedness.
We have a robust and comprehensive infrastructure to efficiently deal with any emergency situation at any point of time.
INFRASTRUCTURE: A 25-bed emergency room | State-of-the-art technology | Unmatched medical expertise | Triage | Resuscitation room | Medical and surgical emergency beds | Point of care testing | Radiology support for fast-tracking diagnosis | 24-hour support of blood bank, laboratory and pharmacy | Sophisticated cardiac and trauma life support ambulances | Specially trained, dedicated emergency support team | Experienced emergency room specialists.
- Outfitted with a Level 1 tertiary comprehensive trauma care centre equipped to deal with every type of urgent life threatening condition
- Operates in accordance with the International guidelines prescribed by ATLS
- Has state-of-the-art resuscitation equipment and portable X ray and ultrasound machines along with point of care testing
- The trauma team comprises of emergency physicians, intensivists, orthopaedician, neuro surgeons, CTVS surgeons, anaesthesiologist, and plastic surgeons who are available at all times in the event of a critical trauma case
- Heart attacks and heart conditions
- Stroke and neurologic conditions
- Traumatic injuries and wounds
- Burns and environmental injuries and exposures
- Toxicological and poisoning emergencies
- Respiratory diseases, such as asthma and COPD
- Broken bones and hand injuries
- Infections — systemic and superficial
- Psychiatric emergency initial assessment
- Initial assessment of women’s emergencies
- Paediatric emergency conditions