Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

PRK Hospital is geographically situated to provide immediate response for all accidents and emergency care with a highly equipped team and support staff, Which will ensure a rapid assessment in keeping with global principles of triage and leads to efficient management of critical patients. We support a number of cases including:

  1. Trauma
  2. Medical
  3. Surgical
  4. Gynecological
  5. Pediatric emergencies

All critical clinical services including CT, Ultrasound, MRI, X-Ray, Blood Bank, Laboratories, and Emergency Transportation are located in close proximity. The Department is supported by the entire range of super specialty services including trauma teams, cardiac units, and reconstructive and rehabilitative groups with highly skilled technicians and nurses to ensure the shortest turn-around-time for diagnosis and treatment planning for trauma patients, in those crucial moments of patients.

PRK’s Emergency is supported by a fleet of well-equipped Advanced Cardiac Life Support services.

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    Ambulances for transport of patients

    We run state-of-the-art ambulances, which have an inbuilt ICU service with a transport ventilator, multipara monitoring, emergency drugs, oxygen facility, and necessary equipment. It is being managed by ACLS providers / trained paramedics.

    Triage

    The triage is an area where the patients are segregated based on the severity of the emergency and thereafter directed to appropriate areas of care. A triage is staffed by a resident in the emergency medicine along with a paramedic and a staff nurse who has trained adequately.

    ICU Care

    The highly advanced Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is well-equipped and is managed by 24/7 intensivists trained in ICU who are capable to manage critically ill patients. The services and equipment include – a well-equipped ER/ICU with ventilators, defibrillators, resuscitation cots, ABG facility, emergency kits, hemodialysis, ECMO, and MARS.

    Our Doctors

    Dr. Sindhu Kalwa

    MBBS, DEM, MRCEM

    Dr. Bhuvaneswari

    Emergency Medicine

    MBBS, DEM, MRCEM (UK)

    Dr. Mounica P

    Emergency Medicine

    MBBS, DEM, (MRCEM)

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The CDU is an area of the ED where you will continue to be evaluated, may have tests done, and will be treated for your condition. Your care is continuing while you are in the CDU and there will be a healthcare team (including an Attending Physician) responsible for your care at all times.

    When it comes to stroke, think F.A.S.T!

    F – Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

    A – Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

    S – Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?

    T – Time: If you see any of these sings, call 911 immediately.

    Note the time that the symptoms first appear. Do not drive yourself to the hospital; call an ambulance so medical personnel can begin life-saving treatment on the way to the emergency room.

    Minutes matter. Stroke treatments work best only if the stroke is recognized and diagnosed within the first 3 hours of the first symptoms.

    Chest pain can be a sign of a heart attack. Call ambulance or you  take them to the closest emergency hospital if chest pain lasts longer than 5 minutes or does not go away when you rest or take medication.

    Other symptoms of a heart attack to look for are:

    1. Sweating
    2. Shortness of breath
    3. Rapid or irregular heartbeat
    4. Nausea or vomiting
    5. Pain in back, upper abdomen, arm or shoulder

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