Emergency & Trauma
The emergency and trauma department at SPS Hospitals is equipped to handle all kinds of emergency and trauma cases. We have an emergency ambulance with cardiovascular life support services, well-equipped with life-support systems along with highly qualified doctors and medical professionals available round the clock.
Our priority is to provide care to our patients, right from when they are on their way to reach the hospital to increase their chances of survival. The team of world-class surgeons at SPS Hospitals is skilled in treating high-risk injuries like gunshot wounds, significant burns, or road accidents. If you are searching for an “emergency hospital near me”, SPS Hospitals is your best option.
The Emergency and Trauma Care department is a centre that deals with providing immediate treatment in cases of emergencies like road accidents or any other severe injuries. Providing acute care to injured patients is the main goal of our centre. The emergency care staff is specially trained and prepared to assist patients who require prompt and immediate medical attention.
Facilities at SPS Hospitals
At SPS Hospitals, the scope of facilities available at the Emergency and Trauma Department includes everything – from the transportation of patients in ambulances equipped with life support equipment to rehabilitation services. We have resuscitation beds, high dependency unit beds, paediatric beds, observation beds, bedside monitors, ventilators, OT lights, and infusion and syringe pumps.
Also, our emergency and trauma medical professionals are trained with the skills of different kinds of specialists such as cardiology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, ENT, radiology, and others.
SPS Hospitals offers ambulance services for its emergency patients. Once a patient is brought to or arrives at the emergency department at SPS Hospitals, they are taken to the Triage area where each patient’s condition would be prioritized into three broad categories – Immediately life-threatening, urgent but not life-threatening currently, and less urgent. This is essential so that a patient with an immediately life-threatening emergency is prioritised first and isn’t kept waiting due to a less urgent emergency.
Quickest 24*7 ambulance services and finest treatments are offered for emergencies including Road traffic accidents, Burns, Strokes, Snake bites or other poison, Hand injuries, Fractures, and other orthopaedic conditions, Head and Spinal injuries, Obstetric and Gynaecological emergencies, other medical and surgical emergencies, and Mass casualties.
Procedure Performed at SPS Hospitals
At SPS Hospitals, several procedures may be performed in the Emergency and Trauma department, depending on the patient’s condition. Some of these procedures involve –
- Mechanical Ventilation – Mechanical ventilation is a type of artificial respiration, that helps patients breathe with a ventilator, aka a breathing machine. It is often used when the lungs are not functioning properly or when the patients are too weak to breathe on their own.
- Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) – An arterial blood gas (ABG) test measures the level of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the patient’s blood. These tests can assist medical professionals in interpreting disorders that may be affecting the body’s metabolic processes, respiratory system, or circulatory system during emergencies.
- Central Line Insertion/Placement – It is a method where a small tube (catheter) is placed under your shoulder, anchoring to the skin. It eases the process of blood drawing, giving medication, or hydrating.
- Arterial Line Placement – An arterial line placement or insertion is a procedure wherein a thin tube, i.e. a catheter is inserted into the patient’s artery, most likely in their wrist. This is done when a patient is seriously unwell or injured and their blood pressure needs to be continuously monitored.
- Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis) – Joint aspiration or arthrocentesis may be done to identify the source of painful and swollen joints. The emergency healthcare professional would use a tiny needle to aspirate fluid from the joint in question.
- Cricothroidotomy – The cricothyroid membrane, which is located between the thyroid and cricoid cartilages, is cut during the treatment, and a tracheostomy tube is then inserted to allow for ventilation.
- Transcutaneous Pacing – Pads are applied to the patient’s chest and then connected to a monitor/defibrillator, a heart rate is chosen, and the current (measured in milliamps) is raised until electrical capture and a matching pulse are produced.
- Defibrillation – In this process, a counter shock aka a dose of an electric current is given to the heart by a defibrillator. A significant portion of the heart muscle depolarizes during this phase, eliminating dysrhythmia.
- Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval – Endoscopic foreign body retrieval is the process of removing ingested objects using endoscopic methods from the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
- Laryngoscopy – Laryngoscopy, often known as endoscopy of the larynx, is a procedure used to examine the throat. It is a method used in medicine to get a look at things like the vocal cords and the glottis.
- Thoracostomy – Doctors, paramedics, and nurses typically conduct thoracostomy by inserting a thoracostomy tube (chest tube) through an incision in the chest wall or by using a hemostat and the provider’s finger (finger thoracostomy).
Why choose SPS?
Leading consultants and specialists from the industry are drawn to work with SPS Hospitals because of our reputation for providing excellent treatment and a family-like atmosphere in addition to cutting-edge medical technology and facilities. All of our clinicians are board-certified and have extensive qualifications in their respective specialities. International recognition is also given to several of our consulting physicians. All of our nurses are registered with the Nursing Council and thoroughly qualified.
SPS Hospitals is dedicated to offering high-quality and reasonably priced medical treatment. When it comes to medical outcomes, we consistently surpass industry benchmarks. Our highly qualified medical staff is on call 24 hours a day to check on the health of our patients.
It depends on the patient’s condition. Some of the emergency procedures performed at SPS Hospitals are:
- Invasive types of resuscitation and surgery for acute respiratory failure
- CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
- Surgery for severe trauma to the abdomen, head, extremities or chest
- Treatment for cardiac events such as cardiac shock or heart attacks
- Emergency surgery for ruptured aneurysm
- Abdominal emergencies such as appendicitis, gallbladder infection or perforated ulcer, cholecystitis, and Acute Pancreatitis.
Some of these are also equipped in our emergency ambulances to provide better care from pick up to reaching the hospital.
At SPS Hospitals, some of the diagnostic tests performed in case of emergencies include X-rays, ultrasound, ECG monitoring, urinary catheters, pulse oximetry, and physical examination. In the case of critical care patients, capnography, a blood gas test, coagulogram, blood glucose monitoring, and nerve conduction study may also be done.
The ABCDE principles of triage are –
- A – Airway obstruction to be cleared
- B – Breathing and ventilation; checking for any chest decompression
- C – Circulation with hemorrhagic control
- D – Disabilities or neurological damage
- E – Exposure/environmental control