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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine started to develop as a separate specialty in India during the last decade. The concept of Emergency Medicine is to give the best and most appropriate treatment to the patients coming to the emergency bay. The idea of golden hour of medical care,  which is the first hour following any illness,  during which there is highest likelihood that a prompt medical treatment can reduce mortality and morbidity has been a slogan for Emergency Medicine Department. Currently golden hour has changed to platinum minutes. Our services are reflected in our motto “Skills that heal hearts that care”. The major step taken up here is to change the year old system of casualty to a Emergency Medicine Department.

The Emergency Medicine Department of MOSC Medical College Hospital,  Kolenchery is the latest addition to this vibrant Medical College Hospital.

Department history:

The department of Emergency Medicine was formed in 2016 under the eminent leadership of Dr. Ajith Venugopalan. MBBS, MD(EM), FACEE, FICM, Head of the Department


Facility available:

The department is spread over 10,000 sq.feet area. With a spacious ambulance bay,  the department caters around 150 patients a day. The patients coming into the department are sorted according the priority of their illness in a well spacious and monitored triage zone into red (priority 1),  yellow (priority 2) and green zones (priority 3). There is also a fast track zone inside the triage zone itself.

The department is capable of handling any case that comes in 24 x 7 also with the help of other specialty and super specialty department functioning in the institution. 

    

The department sees over 50,000 patients an annum. Trained and qualified emergency medicine physicians, nurses and supporting staffs form the strength of our patient care.

“Emergency Medicine on Wheels” is a novel concept to provide quality Emergency care to the community. For accomplishing this, we have our advanced critical care Level D ambulance with world standard facilities and equipments with telecommunication facility which is first of its kind in India. Through this system, with our emergency medical team including the emergency medical technicians, the department is able to extends its support to the community and other hospitals, to provide trauma and medical care to patients at their doorstep and also inter-hospital transport and road side assistance.


Bed capacity of the emergency medicine department: 48

Zone

No: of beds

Triage zone

4

Fast track zone

1

Green zone

8

Pediatric green zone

1

Yellow zone

8

Red zone

4

Neonatal zone

1

Minor OT

2

Procedure room

1

Private room

1

Decontamination room

1

Isolation room

2

Observation ward

14

 

  • Emergency room is fully equipped with hydraulic/adjustable beds, compact and portable patient monitors, defibrillators, infusion pumps, syringe pumps, central oxygen supply, suction apparatus etc.
  • Well trained doctors and nursing staff, who are capable of handling and medical / surgical emergency forms the major strength of the department.
  • Round the clock services of medical social workers / public relation officers are made available for supporting patients and patient bystanders.
  • All urgent investigations like Hemogram, Blood Biochemistry, Urine routine, urea, creatinine, Blood Gas Analysis, ECG, X-ray etc. are available for patient care within the emergency medicine department round the clock.

Faculty

Emergency Physicians

  • Dr. Ajith Venugopalan. MBBS, MD (EM), FACEE, FICM -  Head.
  • Dr. Sreejith R. Nair. MBBS, DNB (EM).
  • Dr. Sara Benny MBBS, MD (EM),
  • Dr. Mervin Christo MBBS, DNB (EM), DNB (EM)

Junior Residents

  • Dr. Jithin J. MBBS
  • Dr. Shilpa Mary Rose. MBBS
  • Dr. Tigi C Varghese. MBBS
  • Dr. Mathew Paul. MBBS
  • Dr. Rebecca Paulose. MBBS

Professors

  • Dr. Mariamma Kuriakose MBBS, MD
  • Dr. G. Sreekumar MBBS, MS, Mch

 

Contact details:

Department of Emergency Medicine
MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery, Ernakulam Dist., Kerala
PRO / MSW on call number: 0484 3056939.

In case of any emergency, anyone could contact: 0484 2885222 / 2885233 / 2886940.