Emergency Medicine Overview:
The department of emergency medicine at SSIMS& RC came into existence during the academic year 2012-13 to cater the needs of the rural public in and around Davanagere as a Specialty course recognized by the Medical Council of India with an intake capacity of three postgraduates seats(MD) per year.
SSIMS & RC is the only college in the state of Karnataka to get three post graduates MD seats recognized by MCI.
The college established the department to offer education and research in the emergency medicine .The department works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standard of care under the guidelines fixed by NABH.
We treat a full spectrum of medical, surgical, gynecological and paediatric emergencies such as meningitis, AKI, CKD, END STAGE LIVER DISEASE, polytrauma , intestinal obstruction, volvulus, peritonitis, cellulitis with septic shock.
Several cases of poisoning , hanging and snake/scorpion bite are other few variety of medicolegal cases which we encounter on daily basis. From the year of 2015-17 the total number of poisoning cases received is around 684 and number of snake bite cases is 201.
On arrival patients are triaged on the basis of severity into 4 levels and managed in their respective areas.
The department has total 30 beds including 6 beds in resucitation room along with a minor procedure room where all the minor medical, surgical and gynecological procedures are performed with an adequate address to pain management in the form of nerve blocks and procedural analgesia.
The resuscitation room is well equipped with each bed having an electronic monitor, suction machine , two separate crash carts for adults and Peadiatrics , a portable Ultra Sound machine to perform FAST for trauma cases and 2D ECHO for patients with shock or IHD.
The department is achieving high peaks of success and academic excellence under the proud guidance of DR NARENDRA SS PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, two associate professors DR PARVATTHA REDDY Y, DR JYOTHI PRAKASH GB, an assistant professor DR BAKKESH B PARSHAD .There are total 9 postgraduates,21 nursing staffs,4 paramedical staffs, and one department clerk .
In the year of 2017 TOTAL 6 POSTGRADUATES OF THE DEPARTMENT have been successfully awraded as INSTRUCTOR for ACLS AND BLS by prestigious American Heart Association in collaboration with IIEMS KOTTAYAM
Recent years department has grabbed many medals in the MD EXAMS conducted by RGUHS :
- Dr. VIKAS G K (BATCH OF 2012-13): GOLD MEDAL
- Dr. Karthik Reddy C .H (BATCH OF 2013-14): BRONZE MEDAL
- Dr . Ganesh B S (BATCH OF 2014-15): GOLD MEDAL
- Dr. Bharath K (BATCH OF 2014-15): 6TH RANK
- Dr. Uday Kumar (BARCH OF 2014-15): 7TH RANK
As per NABH guidelines the Department provide services like: Scope& Services:
- Tertiary Level Trauma care centre
- Tertiary level Emergency care
- ICU Ambulance Services
- Stroke unit
- BLS and ACLS Training Facilities
- Emergency Ultrasound (Fast/E-fast/Echo)
- Cardiac Enzymes Studies
- Toxicology detection centre in collaboration with department of Forensic Medicine
- procedural sedation
- Gynecological emergencies