Emergency Medicine

About the Speciality

The Emergency Medicine Department at JNU Hospital’s main objective is to provide care to patients who are suffering from illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention.

Through the ACLS, BLS and ATLS Certified doctors and supporting staff who specialize in managing medical emergencies, the department is equipped for initiating resuscitation, stabilization, and performing the initial investigations and interventions necessary to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in the acute phase.

Well-equipped advanced life support ambulances with essential life-support systems are provided by the hospital. This facility at the best trauma care facility hospital is operational 24x7 and is managed by experienced doctors and nurses. Well-defined protocols and international standards are followed by the hospital to provide the best medical care to the patients in case of emergencies.

Diagnostic and Clinical Services

The Emergency Medicine Department at JNU Hospital is well equipped to deal 24x7 with any kind of medical and surgical emergencies with its various services.

  • Critical care team Resuscitation of a patient
  • Anesthesiology Management of a difficult airway
  • Orthopedic Surgery Primary management of fracture and limb trauma
  • Cardiology Management of acute cardiac events
  • Neurology Management of acute stroke and other acute Neurological condition
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Providing care to a pregnant patient with vaginal bleeding
  • Psychiatry Controlling a patient with mania and other acute psychiatric condition
  • Neurosurgery Management of head injury
  • General and Thoracic Surgery Management of acute Thoracic and abdominal trauma
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Conduction a suture on a complex laceration and facial injury
  • Burn Surgery Management of acute burns
  • Radiology Conducting and interpreting x-rays and Ultrasound , CT Scan
  • Other Laboratory services are provided 24x7

 

HOD Message

 “Welcome to the newly-established academic Department of Emergency Medicine at JNU Hospital. As the inaugural HOD, I am proud to lead our new department in achieving its mission of delivering outstanding emergency care for our patients through excellence in clinical care, education, research, and innovation. The Department is proud to be the home to bright and energetic faculty and residents. Our faculty members provide academic and clinical expertise in the areas of hospital care, toxicology, resuscitation, simulation, ultrasound, and medical education.”

Dr. Suresh Saigal

Emergency Medicine

What we treat

At Division of Emergency Medicine of JNU, we invest our efforts, time, and expertise to detect and treat various types of Ailments.

Shock is a critical condition brought on by the sudden drop in blood flow through the body. Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes. When a person is in shock, his or her organs aren't getting enough blood or oxygen. If untreated, this can lead to permanent organ damage or even death.

Symptoms

  • Cool, clammy skin
  • Pale or ashen skin
  • Bluish tinge to lips or fingernails (or gray in the case of dark complexions)
  • Rapid pulse
  • Rapid breathing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Changes in mental status or behavior, such as anxiousness or agitation
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A heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. A heart attack is a medical emergency. A lack of blood to the heart may seriously damage the heart muscle and can be life threatening.

Symptoms

  • Chest pain – the chest can feel like it's being pressed or squeezed by a heavy object, and pain can radiate from the chest to the jaw, neck, arms and back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling weak or lightheaded, or both
  • An overwhelming feeling of anxiety
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Poisoning is injury or death due to swallowing, inhaling, touching or injecting various drugs, chemicals, venoms or gases. Many substances such as drugs and carbon monoxide are poisonous only in higher concentrations or dosages. And others such as cleaners are dangerous only if ingested. Children are particularly sensitive to even small amounts of certain drugs and chemicals.

Symptoms - Poisoning signs and symptoms can mimic other conditions, such as seizure, alcohol intoxication, stroke and insulin reaction. Signs and symptoms of poisoning may include:

  • Burns or redness around the mouth and lips
  • Breath that smells like chemicals, such as gasoline or paint thinner
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion or other altered mental status
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Procedures

CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that's useful in many emergencies, such as heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

Defibrillator

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

Ventilators

Ventilators are used in cases of respiratory failure. Mechanical ventilators are machines that act as bellows to move air in and out of your lungs.

Consult with experienced Doctors

JNU is home to some of the most eminent doctors in the world, most of whom are pioneers in their respective arenas and are renowned for developing innovative and revolutionary procedures
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