Department of Emergency, Acute Care Medicine and Trauma
We have a specialized team for emergency medicine, acute care medicine, critical care, and trauma care. We are amongst the best hospitals for emergency care in Bangalore, providing you with the best treatment with excellent medical facilities. We guarantee to provide you with high-level service at our emergency care unit. Our emergency care unit has the best doctors present for you 24*7 to provide you with the best care at a crucial moment. We make sure that all the emergency cases are handled with the utmost care and make sure that the best facilities are provided to them.
At the trauma care centre, we have easy access to some of the best trauma surgeons who are capable of doing crucial surgeries. We also have trauma specialists who are on standby for any medical emergency. We have trained our doctors for every medical emergency at any moment.
Acute care services are also provided to our patients. This involves emergency treatment given to patients who are in need of critical care. These patients might be suffering from illness, injuries, or recovering from major surgery. Acute care is short-term, and the patients are discharged as soon as they are stable. Acute care may be an intensive treatment, but they are only for a short duration.
Medical emergencies often require immediate action, and being among one of the best hospitals for critical care in Bangalore, we want to give the best facilities for all the treatment. We provide all the requirements such as energy, ventilation, medical gases, refrigeration systems, information, communications, and technologies (ICT systems).
Many chose us because we are one of the best hospitals for an emergency in Bangalore, as you will experience the best care and treatment here. All our technological advancements are solely dedicated to emergency medicine, critical care, trauma care, and acute care medicine. It is the combined effort of training and patience that makes our emergency department, trauma care department, and acute care department class-apart, and that is why we are placed amongst some of the best hospitals for critical care in Bangalore. We will help you in going through all the options and assist you in making healthy and fully informed decisions. Protocol driven systems ensure results every single time, and our hospital has a scientifically developed protocol-driven emergency system that has many features such as:
- Ambulances that are well equipped and driven by trained drivers and accompanied assistants.
- An effective communication system between the central control room, ambulances, and the emergency facilities in the hospitals
- Standardized emergency rooms in hospitals that are a part of the network
- Common functional and medical protocols across the system
- Training of trauma doctors and other assistants who are required for pre-hospital and in-hospital care
Bringing you back to good health is our priority, and taking care and giving the best medical assistance at a critical moment is our duty. To our patients, we owe our dedication and loyalty.
Our diagnostic capabilities are unrivalled
Our emergency medicine, trauma care, and acute care medicine department provide the best medical assistance a patient need. With a specialized team of doctors and experts, we make sure that you are provided with everything you need from accurate diagnosis to adequate treatment. Our topmost priority will always be to take care of our patients, and we do it with full responsibility. The top five primary medical diagnoses for patients receiving acute care are:
- Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs)
- Respiratory diseases
- Head injuries
- Central nervous system (CNS) diseases
Being one of the best hospitals for an emergency in Bangalore, our emergency department will help you in all the emergency cases such as:
- Heart attack or severe chest pain
- Loss of consciousness
- Bleeding that does not stop
- Severe or unusual abdominal pain
- Stroke, sudden paralysis or slurred speech
- Medically necessary detoxification
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Changes in vision
- Confusion or changes in mental status
- Any sudden or severe pain
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhoea
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Suicidal feelings
- Difficulty speaking
As you arrive, you will be checked and taken to the emergency room as soon as possible. And as you get there, a physician will determine the necessary exams that you will be needed. And once the tests are done and the results are evaluated, you will be told about all the best course of treatments which you might need. Emergency cases might sometimes not be as critical as it may seem to be. So, once the check-up is done, the treatment will go as the doctor suggests.
Trauma surgeries are emergency cases that need to be treated immediately. The 15-point test helps in assessing the injury quickly by the doctor or any medical personnel. It helps in checking the person's ability to open their eyes or speak.
We treat patients with the most critical conditions. There are a few tests that are done for Trauma patients.
Computerized tomography test (CT) - this test is done to scan for the suspected traumatic brain injury. A CT scan uses a series of X Rays to give out a detailed view of the brain through which we can see for bleeding (haemorrhage), blood clots (hematomas), and brain tissue swelling.
It's done for the detection of fractures, foreign bodies, hemithorax, etc.
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma- this test is done for the detection of pneumothorax and hemithorax.
Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL)
It’s a diagnostic test used for the detection of bleeding or circus perforation of abdominal trauma.
Lab tests are done but are not just limited to
- Basic chemistries
- Prothrombin time
- Blood glucose
This is done when the patient is completely stable. A thorough physical examination is done. Additional diagnostic tests are tailored to the previously done ones. The main goal of the secondary survey is to minimize the risk of missing injuries.
These are a delayed re-examination of the patients. These are done usually done after 24 hours of the admission of the patients. This is down to detect the injuries which were missed in the previous examinations.
Emergency surgeries are a very critical situation, and that is why we are there to provide you with the best doctors and treatments who are well experienced in all cases. Some of the emergencies that may require surgeries are:
- Invasive types of resuscitation and surgery for certain causes of acute respiratory failure
- Severe trauma to the head, chest, abdomen, or extremities
- Severe burns
- Cardiac events, such as heart attacks, cardiac shock, and cardiac arrhythmia
- Neurological conditions/brain conditions
- Abdominal emergencies such as perforated ulcer, appendicitis, cholecystitis (gallbladder infection), or bowel blockage
The patient must be treated immediately. It involves the stabilization of the patient by a patient management team, preparing the patient for surgery, and post-operative and recovery procedures. Once the physical assessment is done, and the patient is stable, diagnostic tests will be ordered. These tests include CTs, X-Rays, MRI scans, and EKGs to help doctors determine what is wrong, how serious the problem is, and what is the best treatment possible. At our hospital, we will give only the best emergency medicine as well as acute care medicine to our patients, along with care from well-trained doctors and specialists for this specialty.
Critical care or Intensive Care Units (ICU) help people in life-threatening injuries and illnesses. It might treat problems such as accidents, complications from surgery, infections, and severe breathing problems. It requires constant and close attention by a team of specially-trained assistants. Monitors, IV tubes, feeding tubes, breathing machines, etc., are common in ICU. They help the person live, but sometimes they might increase the risk of infection. Some common reasons a person is admitted to an ICU includes:
- A serious accident such as a road accident, a fall, a severe head injury, or severe burns.
- A heart attack or a stroke
- A serious infection such as sepsis or severe pneumonia
- Any major surgery that may be planned or an emergency measure because of any complications
The Department for emergency medicine, acute care medicine, critical care, at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals Bangalore has some of the best sets of doctors, surgeons, and specialists who are experienced and pioneers in their respective fields well trained to handle trauma, critical care and medical emergencies. We are one of the best hospitals for emergency medicine, acute care medicine, critical care in Bangalore and make sure that our patients have a satisfactory journey of treatment here especially in critical moments of accidents, trauma and injury. We assure you that you will be in great hands and will have the best possible treatment given the situation.
Dr Srimushnam Narasimachar
MBBS, MCEM (Post Graduation in Emergency Medicine)
Consultant - Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Dr A M Kuttappa
MBBS, MD (Anesthesiology), F.R.C.A,
MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology), FRCA (UK)
MBBS, DA, DNB (Anaesthesiology)
We are with you in your journey to better health
A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.