Emergency Medicine

The Accidents & Emergency department at Aster Hospital is fully equipped to handle medical emergencies and trauma situations with the best physicians on-call. The medical care facility has an ambulance service for transporting patients suffering from life-threatening traumas or emergencies. Considered as one of the best emergency facilities in India, we have trauma experts, emergency room (ER) physicians, critical care specialists, nurses and paramedics who are adept at taking care of any trauma that comes through. Fitted with cutting-edge technology, the experts are fully capable of diagnosing and managing all emergency and trauma situations, such as poisoning and drug overdose, cardiac arrest, head trauma, fractures, and anaphylactic shock. They're also trained in disaster management. Our Emergency service is available 24/7, with secure and rapid ambulance services.

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We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.

Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Trauma Care

No other administration, division at Aster MIMS Kottakkal is as personally and heavily involved to take care of injury and harmed patients as the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Independently and together with the Trauma Service, Emergency Department doctors, residents, nurses, and other medical services providers yearly administer to around thousands of harmed and complex injury patients inside the physical space of the emergency division at Aster MIMS Kottakkal.

There is a nearby working connection between the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Surgery's Division of Trauma and Critical Care. Together we convey the most noteworthy nature of care to the sections range of patients from minor cuts and sprains to major multi-system injury.

Our patient contacts can be separated into four classes like trauma responses, trauma alerts, trauma consults and injured patients.

EMERGENCY BED SIDE ULTRASOUND

The Division is occupied with an extensive variety of services and activities 4-week ED-based ultrasound rotation. Personnel have autonomous to perform EMBU to be utilized as a part of clinical decision-making, and when it esteems clinically suitable. We have medical students showing modules in bedside sonography for every time of medical school. We have been successful in acquiring grants for single- and multi-site research. Since the Department of Emergency Medicine has been a pioneer in recognizing and advancing the utilization of bedside ultrasound both procedurally and diagnostically, we have educating with the divisions of Surgery and Medicine, and give training to the fellowship programs in Critical Care, Nephrology and Trauma. Past and progressing ventures incorporate associations with critical care specialists, cardiologists, family medicine, pulmonologists, gynecologists and anesthesiologists.

Emergency Procedures

Emergency Department doctors give day and night on-line medical direction to every individual who seeks emergency medical services in any part of the world. The residents of Emergency medicine take an interest in on-site medical coverage for city-supported unique occasions consistently, including distance runs and mass get-togethers. Through rescue vehicle ride-alongs, hands-on fireground training, and lectures, the inhabitants have shown signs of improvement valuation for the abilities of, and difficulties confronting, prehospital medical suppliers and their firefighting partners.

Diagnostics for Emergency Medicines

Imaging Tests
-CT SCAN
-MRI SCAN
-X-RAY
Electrocardiogram
Arterial Blood Gases
Lumbar Puncture
Ultrasound

Emergency OT

Dedicated emergency operating theatre with state-of-the-art facilities perform life saving surgeries

Emergency Radiology

The sub-specialty of Radiology in the emergency department handles the diagnosis of acutely ill or traumatic patients. Multiple imaging modalities like MRI, multi-detector CT, ultrasound and X-ray are made available to ensure timely diagnosis and management of patients from head to toe.

Emergency Laboratory

The division of emergency laboratory is made available at the department with an intention of providing laboratory services that are crucial for the effective management of critically ill patients. Tests and results are given in no time with optimal accuracy so as to ensure best care to the patient.

Emergency Pharmacy

The Emergency Pharmacy follows strict protocols backed by well-trained pharmacists with emergency preparedness and a good command over medication management standards, ensuring efficient, safe and effective medication use.

Clinical Support

3 Cath labs including FFR, IFR, IVUS, OCT and Rotablation
Advanced 3D and 4D ECHO machines
Holter Monitoring

NABH Accredited

This the first NABH accredited Emergency Department in the state of Karnataka and the 5th in the country.
A full spectrum of patients presents in Emergency Medicine Department, from neonates to the elderly with major and minor trauma, psychiatric problems and minor illness to true medical emergencies.
The medical and nursing staffs work closely together to take care of patients, other members of the team include the clerical staff, orderlies, and security staff; they also have important roles in the department.

Staffing

The Emergency Department at ACMI works around the clock, providing services in emergency medicine with physicians who are certified and specialized in emergency medicine.

Paediatric ER

In case of a Paediatric emergency, a child should to be given specialised, dedicated and prompt medical care with love and patience, in a warm and comforting environment. This helps minimise the fear and stress caused by the emergency and enable quicker recovery. The special Paediatric Emergency Room at the Emergency Department has been designed keeping this in mind and has a child-centric and welcoming ambience. With state-of-the-art clinical facilities and a team of Doctors and Nurses specially trained in Paediatric emergency medicine to attend to all emergencies 24/7, the Paediatric ER at Aster Medcity is among the best in India.

Radiology Services

The Emergency Department has an adjoining Radiology Suite equipped with MRI, Ultrasound, CT Scan and X-ray machine to save on time taken for moving patients to other units/departments for critical diagnostic procedures and fast-tracking the start of treatment.

Emergency Acute Care Unit (EACU)

The Emergency Department has a separate Emergency Acute Care Unit to monitor and treat very critically ill or injured adult patients. A 5-bed unit managed by a team of trained Emergency medicine professionals; the EACU is built adjacent to the ED to facilitate easier treatment.

Triage Area

The Emergency Department has a Triage Area, where an ACLS/ATLS/PALS Trained Nurse, follows a specialised Triage system and triages patients on the basis of how critical the illness or injury is. Triage or the first point of public contact with the Emergency Department, is done according to the Australasian Triage System, wherein patients are triaged into 5 categories. Triaging ensures that the most critically ill patient gets medical attention on priority, without delay.

Infectious Disease Screening Area

The Infectious Disease Screening Area at the Emergency Department is a special area for monitoring and treating patients with communicable disease. A quarantined area, this facility ensures that the infection does not spread to the other patients in the Emergency Department. If the patient requires to be admitted and given treatment, a Negative Suction Isolation room has been set up in which they will be taken care of, without exposure or danger of infection to others.

Discussion Room

For the convenience of families/bystanders of patients, there is a “Discussion Room” at the Emergency Department where Doctors, Nurses and Guest Relation Staff will provide updates on the current status and plan
of care of patients. The Guest Relation Officer will attend to all queries from the side of the family/ bystander regarding the condition of the patient and will also, on request, arrange meetings for them with the concerned Doctors.

Decontamination Room

The Emergency Department at Aster Medcity has introduced the concept of “Decontamination Room”. This is a special room for decontaminating patients who come in for medical help due to poison exposure. Having a specialised facility for decontamination will be helpful to the Staff and Bystanders, as it will prevent them from exposure to the poison.

Pharmacy

The Emergency Department will have a dedicated Pharmacy that operates 24x7. Made for the convenience of the patient’s family/ bystanders, they do not require to move out of the ED or take the trouble of finding medicines for the patient at a time when every moment counts.

Ambulance Service

The Ambulance Service offered by the Emergency Department at Aster Medcity is one of the most sophisticated in the country. These Ambulances are moving ICUs, fully equipped with all Intensive Care facilities like Ventilator, advanced cardiac care devices, trauma kit, and even facilities for neonatal transport and care. These Ambulances are integrated with an in-house central monitoring system that helps the Paramedics to consult the Doctor and get consent to start the necessary treatment. There is also a GPS system in all Ambulances that tracks its location and directs to where it needs to go to. Specialising in both inter-hospital and pre-hospital car, the team of trained Doctors and Paramedics on board ensure a medically safe journey of the Patient.

Faqs

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How does the ED Works

The department is divided into a number of different areas with different functions. This includes but not limited to: Triage, Waiting Area, Fast track, Resuscitation unit with priority Red zone, Advanced Resuscitation zone, Paediatric Resuscitation zone, and Clinical Decision Unit, etc.

Dr. Venugopal P.P

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Dr. Venugopal P.P
Senior Consultant
MEM -Masters in Emergency Medicine, MNAMS, DNB in Anesthesiology, DA, MBBS
Speciality
Emergency Medicine
Experience
28 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Hindi, Malayalam, Chinese
Overview

Dr.Venugopal .PP, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine is one of the top Doctors in Emergency Care in the region, with more than 14 years of experience to his credit. Trained in all international life-support certifications from the finest institutions in the world, he is also Faculty for many Post Graduate Fellowship Program & Post graduate Masters Program in Emergency Medicine.

Awards and recognitions
  • Site Director, 3-year Post Graduate “Masters program in Emergency Medicine” under GWU, USA
  • Executive Director, Angels International Foundation and Trust
  • Served as National Faculty, Masters program in EM GWU, USA
  • Chief of Emergency Medicine, MIMS Calicut
  • Deputy Director MIMS Academy Calicut
  • Faculty for Advanced Trauma life Support program under American College of Surgeons
  • Academic Council Member – Society for Emergency Medicine India
  • Member – Research Foundation, MIMS
  • Examiner – Post graduate Fellowship Program & Post graduate Masters Program in Emergency Medicine G.W.U – USA
  • Member –Institutional Ethics Committee ,MIMS , Calicut
  • RTC coordinator – American Heart Association since 2007
  • Chief Coordinator – Code Blue team MIMS since 2005

Dr. Johnson K Varghese

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Dr. Johnson K Varghese
Consultant
MRCEM, CCT in Emergency Medicine, MBBS
Speciality
Emergency Medicine
Experience
4 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil
Overview

An Emergency Physician with more than 3 years of experience, Dr. Johnson K Varghese is an expert in management of Cardiac, Gynaecology / Obstetric, Oncology emergencies, Polytrauma and Sepsis. Trained at some of the finest medical institutes in the United Kingdom and India, his areas of special interest is management of Paediatric emergencies.

Awards and recognitions

Trained in:

  • Emergency Ultrasound investigation to perform E-FAST
  • Placement of central venous catheters and perform nerve blocks
  • Venipuncture, Central Line Insertion, Chest Tube Drain Insertion, Surgical Airways, Bacterial Culture Techniques, Endotracheal Intubation Transvenous and Transcutaneous Pacing
  • Certified BLS, ACLS trainer


Worked as:

  • Consultant / Chief – Emergency Services, Muthoot Healthcare, Kozhencerry
  • Resident – Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • CMO - Sanjeevani Multispeciality Hospital, Chengannur
  • CMO – St. John’s Hospital, Rajakkad

Dr. Geethu Sanal Kumar

Dr
Dr. Geethu Sanal Kumar
Specialist
Masters Of Emergency Medicine, MBBS
Speciality
Emergency Medicine
Experience
1 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Malayalam, Hindi
Overview

An Emergency Physician trained to handle medical emergencies in patients of all ages, Dr. Geethu Sanal Kumar can perform all basic emergency diagnostic and invasive procedures. Her areas of special interest include trauma care and paediatric emergencies.

Awards and recognitions
  • International-standards training to provide timely, evidence-based and quick treatment during emergencies.
  • Trained in high-volume emergency and mass disaster management.

Dr. Ravi Ranjan Rakesh

Dr
Dr. Ravi Ranjan Rakesh
Specialist
MEM, MBBS
Speciality
Emergency Medicine
Experience
1 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Overview

An Emergency Physician trained in trauma management, resuscitation and critical care, Dr. Ravi Ranjan Rakesh has experience in handling adult/paediatric emergencies, performing procedures including ultra-sound guided study and providing palliative care.

Awards and recognitions
  • Best thesis award: MEM batch 2015-2018

How does the ED Works

How does the ED Works

The department is divided into a number of different areas with different functions. This includes but not limited to: Triage, Waiting Area, Fast track, Resuscitation unit with priority Red zone, Advanced Resuscitation zone, Paediatric Resuscitation zone, and Clinical Decision Unit, etc.

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Dr. Shailesh Shetty S

Dr
Dr. Shailesh Shetty S
Consultant - Emergency Medicine
MBBS, MD (A&CCM), MEM, DEM, PGDMLE, PGDMCH
Speciality
Emergency Medicine
Experience
22 Years
Hospital
Aster CMI Bangalore
Overview

Dr. Shailesh Shetty S, Emergency Medicine Consultant at the Aster CMI Hospital and has a rich experience of 22 years in managing emergencies. Most of his experience is from a well-established Emergency Department in the Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital.

Dr. Shailesh has been certified with numerous life support courses which include, BLS (Basic Life Support) & ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Instructor, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor), Advanced HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) Life Support Instructor, BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support) Advanced Instructor, ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) & CTLS (Comprehensive Trauma Life Support) provider, ISTOLS (Indian Society of Toxicology Life Support) provider, NALS provider (Neonatal Advanced Life Support), WINFOCUS (The World Interactive Network Focused On Critical UltraSound) Ultrasound in Emergency, Bronchoscopy, Ventilator Basics, Wound care and Suturing and many more.

He was In-charge of the Emergency Department at Sagar Apollo Hospital from 2002-2004, a Shift Team Leader, teaching coordinator & Deputy QMR (Quality Medical Representative) for the ED at Bahrain Defence Force Hospital for more than 6 years.

He has experience in teaching nursing students at Redfern Memorial Hospital, Hassan & Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore. He has been part of the MD-EM PG teaching programme at Ramaiah Medical College & Hospitals and Emergency Medicine Faculty of the International Medical School. He has also been faculty of EMOCALS, (Emergency Obstetric Care and Life Support). He was the member of the Organizing Committee of the Critical Conference at Bangalore in 2015 and Emergency Medicine Conference ‘EMCON’ & “NAPEM”in 2018. He was Faculty for the Simulation Workshop at the Criticare Conference in Bangalore and for the International Critical care conference at Sathya Sai Institute of Health Sciences.

Dr. Shailesh Shetty was also the course co-ordinator of an indigenously designed emergency course by Ramaiah Medical College for the Government of Karnataka under the KHSDRP (Karnataka Health System Development and Research Project) for the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lab technicians. He was the Clinical Supervisor-Training of Heart Rescue India, a project by Ramaiah Medical College and University of Chicago.

He has been actively involved in the various state-level Disaster Management Mock drills including the Bangalore International Airport limited [BIAL] for the Emergency response preparedness at the airport.

In addition, Dr. Shailesh Shetty holds a Diploma in Medical law from the prestigious National Law School of India University. He was the first in Air Evacuation and transport of patient on ventilator supported by Manipal & Deccan Air Ambulance in 2004 and also Air Evacuation Team member of the medical team for Formula 1 at Kingdom of Bahrain in 2009.

Awards and recognitions
  • Bronze Medal in MD
  • AHA Instructor for BLS, ACLS, PALS
  • AHA Provider for NALS,
  • ISTOLS Provider
  • ATLS provider
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine [FACEE-PEM]


Membership

  • Life Member Of Society For Emergency Medicine In India [SEMI]


Papers Published

  • Review on Weaning, NJEM (National Journal of Emergency Medicine)

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