A hospital that specializes in urgent care, or the treatment of patients who present without an appointment, either by their own means or by an ambulance, is referred to as an urgent care facility. An emergency care department is also known as an accident and emergency department, an emergency room, an emergency ward, or a casualty department. An emergency department is usually located in a medical facility or hospital. It is important to keep in mind that since patient attendance is largely unplanned, the department has to provide initial treatment for a wide range of illnesses and injuries, some of which are potentially life-threatening in nature. In various countries around the world, emergency departments have developed into a vital point of access for those who have no other means of accessing medical care.
When a life-threatening emergency arises, Manipal Ambulance Response Service provides the most comprehensive 360-degree emergency care at critical times. Manipal Hospitals operates one of the largest ambulance services with over 30 modern ambulances spread across the country.
Certified physicians in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) have access to cutting-edge life-saving equipment which provides real-time information about the condition of patients. An ambulance is used to transport critically ill patients to the nearest emergency facility.
Manipal Hospitals believe that optimal stabilisation of sick and wounded patients during an emergency is essential to preserving lives and restoring smiles to patients' and their families' faces. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore today.
Airway management is critical to the practice of emergency medicine. It is an essential skill when caring for severely injured or ill patients. RSI or rapid sequence intubation is one of the most used means of intubating the trachea for airway management.
A collapsed lung can pose a severe danger to a patient, in addition to pain and distress. A quick and effective emergency procedure known as needle aspiration allows a doctor to remove air from the chest cavity, reducing the pressure on the collapsed lung and allowing it to function normally. In some cases, a more advanced procedure known as Percutaneous…
When patients are seriously ill or wounded, retrieving and transferring them is a risky procedure. To reduce risk, robust safety and clinical governance system need to be in place. Throughout this article, various governance systems are described that provide retrieval services with a higher level of safety and efficiency. As part of this process,…
As the name suggests, minor procedures are a set of procedures carried out with short surgical techniques on the surface of the skin. These techniques are usually performed under local anaesthesia, and with a low risk of complications. In most cases, these procedures can be performed without the need for postoperative resuscitation.
Resuscitation refers to the process of bringing a person back to life. This is done when a person suffers physiological damage like a loss of heartbeat or difficulty breathing. Sometimes resuscitation is referred to as reanimation. It is the responsibility of any competent person to initiate resuscitation when there is a threat to life, limb, or function.
Various treatments are used to maintain your life until your body is able to take over again and allow you to lead a normal life. As the name implies, life support is a term that refers to the restoration of a malfunctioning body function or maintaining it.
In an outpatient program, the patient can choose from a variety of specialised services and programs that are specifically designed to meet their individual needs. Among the services we provide are case management.
Deaths are on the rise, as a result of polytrauma, which is a major cause of death in developing countries, such as India. Though India has made significant advances in science and technology over the past decade, there is still a great deal of work to be done to improve road and traffic conditions in the country.
As soon as a patient becomes critically ill and needs immediate medical attention, the Emergency Department should be the first point of contact. There is a team of qualified emergency physicians and nurses who are trained to deliver emergency care to patients.
When a person is experiencing a psychological emergency, such as a mental health crisis or psychiatric emergency, their behaviour has become so out of control that they become a danger to themselves and to others.
In cases where a patient is unable to breathe due to restricted airways, an emergency procedure known as a tracheostomy is performed to allow the patient to breathe directly from an opening in the throat which is connected to a ventilator. This is a key life-saving emergency procedure that prevents the patient from asphyxiating.
Most hospitals have emergency departments that are open 24 hours a day, but the staffing levels may vary as the number of patients in the emergency department increases. Manipal Hospitals' dedicated ambulance MANIPAL AMBULANCE RESPONSE SERVICE (MARS) provides the best 360-degree pre-hospital care during the golden hour in critical emergencies. Manipal Hospitals has one of the largest fleet of ambulances with 30+ high-tech Ambulances located across the country. Equipped with sophisticated life-saving equipment that monitors and relays live information about the patient's condition to an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) trained emergency response physician. The ambulances take the critically ill patients to the nearest emergency facility. Manipal Hospitals understand the vital role of optimal stabilization of the sick and injured during the GOLDEN HOUR in an emergency and thus ensuring a maximum positive outcome in saving lives and putting smiles back on the patients and their loved ones' faces. Visit our Accident & Emergency Care hospital at Hebbal, Bangalore to know more.
At Manipal Hospitals, the ER is equipped to cater to almost all medical emergencies that can happen. Some of the treatments offered here are - Advanced emergency airway management in adults - Basic airway management in adults - Capnography - Mechanical Ventilation in ER - Non invasive ventilation in ER - Rapid sequence intubation in adults - Tracheal Intubation and RSI - Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in adults - Basic life support (BLS) in adults - Emergent surgical cricothyrotomy (cricothyroidotomy) - Infiltration of local anesthetics - Procedural sedation in adults - Arterial blood gases - Emergency pericardiocentesis - Central venous access - Peripheral venous access in adults - Temporary cardiac pacing - Closure of minor skin wounds with staples - Closure of skin wounds with sutures - Minor wound repair with tissue adhesives (cyanoacrylates) - Incision and drainage for skin abscess - Assessment and management of scalp lacerations - Closure of minor skin wounds with staples - Closure of skin wounds with sutures - Minor wound preparation and irrigation - Minor wound repair with tissue adhesives (cyanoacrylates) - Reduction of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation - Shoulder dislocation and reduction - Splinting of musculoskeletal injuries - Lumbar puncture - Antepartum fetal heart rate assessment - Diagnostic thoracentesis - Placement and management of thoracostomy tubes
Remember the three Ps Preserve life: stop the person from dying. Prevent further injury: stop the person from being further injured. Promote recovery: try to help the person heal. After following the above procedure, one should reach out for professional assistance immediately.
Trauma (physical), an outside force is applied against the body (car accident, fall, gunshot wound, etc.). Trauma of the mind occurs when a person witnesses or is exposed to an event that is emotionally or psychologically distressing.
Treating a patient with a medical emergency is different from treating a stable patient, every minute is crucial in a medical emergency. Stabilization, pain management, and immediate treatment without unnecessary delays are key.
Trauma Emergencies, Cardiac Emergencies, Stroke Emergencies, Pediatric Emergencies
Overseas, clinical pathologists work alongside medical laboratory scientists and technicians to investigate various body fluids in four major clinical areas:
Chemistry in the clinic.
Haematology and hemostasis
Transfusion services are available.
A soak in a solution of soap and water is the most effective way to clean wounds. The wound should be thoroughly rinsed with clean water (tap water is fine) in order to remove any dirt or debris that might have accumulated there. The wound should be examined by a healthcare professional if it is deep, large, or extremely dirty.
During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), chest compressions and rescue breaths are performed on an unresponsive and pulseless individual who has recently collapsed. In the event of cardiac arrest (when the heart stops beating), compressions are performed to maintain blood circulation. In the event of a heart attack, CPR performed promptly and correctly can be life-saving.
When you are injured in an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you do not believe you have been injured. Any damage to your vehicle is likely to have an adverse effect on your body as well. There may be something as minor as a misalignment of the spine or a pulled muscle. However, getting on top of these injuries will allow you to return to your normal routine as soon as possible. Even if you are not feeling pain or discomfort after an accident, you should schedule an evaluation with a physician who specialises in car accidents within a few days of the accident.
Recently, Hollywood has been fascinated with t-bone car accidents, but these are by far the least common, but also the deadliest. Due to the fact that t-bone collisions deliver all the force to parts of the body that are less protected, people are considered lucky to walk away from these accidents. T-bone accidents can result in a variety of injuries. They are thrown from the side and may strike the windows, other items, or other passengers. Typically, this type of crash is associated with traumatic brain injury, dislocations, broken bones, and death. In most cases, those who are closest to the impact area suffer the most.
Whether you are a victim or the first responder, being aware of medical emergencies and how to respond to it can be life-saving. Timely and quality medical assistance is the key to increasing the response and recovery of the patient. In case of an emergency call: 080 2222 1111
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