Road accidents, fire break-outs, cardiac arrests, etc are certain situations where the victim / patient may need a time-sensitive, intensive, immediate care before his/her chances of survival go bleak. In a hospital or clinical setting, a dedicated department that takes care of such time-critical scenarios is referred to as the Emergency Department or Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine is sometimes also called accident medicine by virtue of the nature of the patients they attend to. This medical specialty particularly deals with the care and cure of injuries and / or illnesses warranting urgent medical attention. Emergency practitioners are trained to deal with unscheduled conditions, and patients not differentiated by age or sex. As the first touch point to receiving a comprehensive damage recovery procedure, emergency doctors are responsible for Stage 1 resuscitation, stabilization, initial investigations, interventions, to effectively diagnose and treat abnormalities / injuries at least until the patient is stable to be transferred to an organ-specific department or is ready to be discharged. There are a number of places where the expertise and work of an emergency physician might come into play:
An emergency division may work with a range of sub-specialties, some being:
The broad domain of emergency medicine primarily involves both surgical and internal medical conditions. Modern hospitals may involve a setting where emergency physicians would treat a large volume of patients either through admission to hospital or release, decisions to be taken basis the current condition and the treatment regime being followed. They are also critical to providing temporary healthcare services to patients when it’s off hours for other doctors or in hospitals where specific departments may or may not be available / functional. While the majority of the cases going inside the emergency department will involve patients with low-acuity conditions like exacerbations of chronic disease and / or minor inuries, however a part of the volume will also comprise of illnesses and minor injuries. Therefore it’s imperative for an emergency physician to be well versed with each and every domain of healthcare especially the ones corresponding to the most common of emergency cases:
While it’s not important for them to be masters of all trades but a basic, cream knowledge of the specialties is equally required:
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Aster Hospitals combines technology and unmatched medical expertise to provide emergency care with the utmost efficiency. A full-fledged facility with state-of-the-art clinical support, the team of trained and experienced doctors, paramedics and nurses have the experience and the temperament to extend immediate medical care to critically ill or injured patients. The treatment area itself is designed in a way so as to ensure maximum comfort for the patients and to protect the privacy of patients and their families. The Emergency Care Unit also supports a 24-hour pharmacy to ensure the availability of medicines at all times. At Aster Hospitals we believe that patients and their families should have access to high quality healthcare at a center that they trust.
A name rooted in trust and world-class healthcare services, Aster Hospitals aim to treat each patient with equal care and attention. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts of a diverse team of highly skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure capable of end to end disease detection and cure. The Emergency Medicine department at Aster Hospitals is a well equipped and skilled team of doctors and practitioners who rely on their experience and exhaustive research to finally arrive at a treatment regime and ensure that each patient gets undivided attention and a thoughtfully prepared checklist of therapies, methods, and medications. Aster Hospital’s Emergency Medicine (or Accident Medicine) services have been tailored to cater to the widest range of abnormalities and pain though a patient-first, innovation at heart approach. Present in 9 countries and spreading rapidly, Aster Hospitals commitment to a healthier, happier world lives and breathes in the services they provide and in the way they provide it. A fast growing chain of hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare is known for pioneering advanced healthcare in multiple spheres. Never content to rest on its laurels, Aster DM Healthcare is constantly seeking opportunities to set new yardsticks with advanced developments. With many more innovative and ambitious initiatives, Aster DM Healthcare has radically catalyzed the healthcare revolution across the Middle East, India and the Far East.