Visitors to Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital of the past would remember the old “Casualty”, a cramped and archaic service facility,which existed since the inception of the Hospital. Transformation into a well-planned, well-constructed department, with trained personnel and state-of-the-art equipment occurred on October 1, 2013. Since then, the obsolete “Casualty” has metamorphosed into an Emergency Medicine Department, which practices contemporary evidence-based emergency medicine, both in training and patient care.
Location:The Emergency Department has a pivotal portal through which, health care-seeking individuals gain access into a medical institution. It is only appropriate that the Emergency Department stands as the face of the institution,thus providing visibility and rapid access.
Triage : Triage is the concept,by which patients are sorted according to the severity of their illness, rather then their time of arrival. Pushpagiri practices a 3-tier triage system which ensures that the right patient procures the right treatment at the right time. Triage is nurse-led and has administered excellent reliability and accuracy, since it is based on our own need-based guidelines and protocols.
Registration : While the patient is being triaged, registration of the patient is carried out in the opposite counter and is by the Public Relations Officer such that new-comers to Pushpagiri are helped in every way possible. Further, the significant proportion of our lower socio-economic strata are facilitated to enroll into State as well as institution-based welfare schemes.
This facility is kept ready for mass casualty incidents, which results in an unexpected inflow of patients following major road accidents, mass gathering casualties, food poisoning etc. The allocation of this space ensures that the routine work load of the department remains unhampered.
Emergency Biochemical laboratory investigations are carried out in the STAT Lab, within the premises of the department, thus significantly reducing turn-around time and expediting clinical decisions.
The Paediatric Emergency Department is housed in the Paediatric Block and provides 24 x 7 service for all children with emergency needs.
This four bedded facility is stationed in the Maternity Block, thus being available for all those who arrive in that area with gynaecological and obstetrics emergencies.