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Emergency Medicine

Clinical focus
1.  Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan was invited as an examiner for “Masters in Emergency Medicine program in University Malaya, Malaysia held in between 16.05.2012 to 19.05.2012.
2. Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan was an examiner for “ Masters program in Emergency Medicine “ conducted by George Washington at Max Hospital New Delhi on 07.06.2012 & 08.06.2012.
3.  Dr. Shredevi, Dr. Rally Roy, Dr. Jagadeesan, Dr. Karthikeyan attended conference on Advanced Cardiovascular Thereputics (ACT – 2012)
conducted by Madras Medical Mission at HILTON Hotel, Guindy between
 6th to 8th July 2012.
4. National  Trauma Management Course’ NTMC was conducted by Department of Accident & Emergency Medicine & Academy of Traumatology in SRMC on 11th & 12th of August 2012.
•    Over 75 participants had attended the two days workshop.
5. Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan & Dr. Rally Roy attended the USG – Life Support Course conducted on 22nd & 23rd August 2012 by Winforce at Apollo hospitals – Chennai.
6. BLS & ACLS course was conducted by Department of Accident & Emergency in Isabell hospital, Chennai between 1st & 2nd of September 2012.
7.  Prof. T. V. Ramakrishnan was an invited faculty for Comprehensive Trauma workshop conducted by ‘Trauma Anaesthesia & Critical Care Society’ in Bangalore between 13th & 14th  of September 2012.

First Aid and Basic Life support Training conducted for
1. RTO office
2.  SBOA school
3.  Isabel Hospital
4.  Inspire science Expo for school children.

2.  Routine treatments rendered
•    Intubation
•    Central line Cannulation
•    Chest tube insertion
•    Ryle’s tube insertion
•    Foleys catheterization
•    Suprapubic catheterization
•    POP application
•    Closed reduction
•    Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

Specialty treatments:
Special care of treatment for geriatric, pediatric, psychiatric patients.

Any accreditation/ award
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The Department of Emergency Medicine is situated in the ground floor-B wing of the main hospital block. Patients brought to the casualty are triaged and resuscitated by the Emergency team and after the initial stabilization the patient is shifted to the Emergency department ward and then handed over to the concerned department for further care.    

The department of Emergency Medicine is situated in the in the ground floor of the main hospital block with an approx area of 1200 sq feet. Patients awaiting ward/ICU admission will be admitted for observation in the EM ICU and then shifted to the respective wards.

An approximate area of 5966.12 Sq. Feet.

The access to the Emergency Department is to the right of the main entrance of Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre. The entrance has a small ramp to facilitate shifting of patients on wheel chairs and stretchers. The ambulances are stationed in a parking area in front of the Department. The interior of the Emergency Department comprises an area of approximately 3000 sq ft and is divided into 3 patient care areas – Minor Trauma, Major Trauma and Medical Emergencies. The Department is in close proximity to the Radiology Department so that patients requiring imaging investigations are easily shifted. There is an Operation Theatre within the emergency department for emergent surgeries.
There are thirty beds in the emergency department.
There are separate areas for
Decontamination bay
Major and minor trauma bay
Medical emergencies
Pediatric emergencies
Neonatal resuscitation bay
Barrier nursing
Obstetric emergencies
In decontamination room, all the poisoning cases are treated. The area consists of one bed with eye and body shower.
All unstable trauma are treated in major trauma. It consists of eight beds with monitors, oxygen ports, suction and a crash cart. It also has an ultra sound machine, portable x-ray unit and a crash cart.
In minor trauma area, all the stable trauma cases are received and treated. There are six beds with monitors, oxygen ports, suction and a crash cart.
In medical area all medical and general surgical emergencies are treated. There are six beds with monitors, oxygen ports, suction and a crash cart.
There are two beds in the pediatric bay area designated to receive children with facilities like monitors, oxygen ports, suction and a crash cart.
There is a neonatal resuscitation bay with warmer, oxygen hood, suction oxygen port, neonatal resuscitation kit.
There is a separate room for barrier nursing which has one bed.
The Obstetric area includes a bed and a warmer with one bed