Comprehensive Trauma Care
What is Emergency trauma care?
This involves the provision of appropriate care at a medical establishment to road crash , Domestic incident & Industrial accident victims with major and minor injuries.
Minor injury: Injuries are treated by the patients themselves, a general practitioner or the accident and emergency department. Correct treatment of injuries such as head and neck trauma and adequate follow up care is important to limit pain and prevent adverse consequences, where the role of well equipped Trauma centre play the vital role.
Trauma is an emotional shock producing a lasting harmful effect, because of unpleasant experience from wound or injury. Road Traffic Accident is one of the common causes of trauma. Apart from road traffic accidents and other accidents, trauma is also caused by heart attacks (myocardial infarction), poisoning, burns, snakebites, etc. Death due to these causes can be avoided by providing immediate medical attention. In practice most death cases are prevented in the first hour of the accident, which is also known as the “GOLDEN HOUR” in the medical parlance. Prevention of death is possible by providing careful handling of the victim at the accident spot, providing first aid treatment, transporting the patient to the nearest hospital and providing proper medical treatment.
Ashwini Trauma Centre & Hospital is a multi-disciplinary super specialty having 100 bed hospital with modern medical facilities and state-of-the-art medical equipments. ATC has extensive medical expertise, facilities and infra structure to treat all kinds of trauma patients and is recognized as one
of the best Trauma care centers in the Twin City of Orissa.
The trauma staff is supported by a medical team made up of:
- Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Trauma Surgeons
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Cardiac Surgeons
- Specialized Nurses
As a teaching hospital, ATC’s physicians, residents, nurses and students work together to provide the best patient outcome. Additionally, ATC offers community prevention activities to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries. These include safe driving programs, violence prevention programs, fall prevention programs and injury/safety awareness.
- Traumatic injuries, including automobile, bicycle and motorcycle accidents
- Penetrating traumas
- Injuries caused by accidents and falls, including industrial and residential accidents and elderly falls
- Injuries resulting from assault
Ashwini has organized an expert trauma care team consisting of very senior medical consultants in the departments like Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Neuro surgery ,General surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery and rehabilitation and physical medicine. They are assisted by trained paramedical staff like nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.
The Trauma care center is primarily intended to provide first aid to the accident and emergency victims. All the trauma care centers have been provided with 24-hour ambulance services with mobile telephone
communication facilities. The ambulance facility can be utilised from ATC at a very short notice by contacting the emergency control room facility. The Hospital offers free transportation of road accident victims from the accident spot to any hospital of their choice up to 20 KM radius from the
The quality of medical services provided in the emergency room is of paramount importance and often have a direct bearing on the morbidity and mortality of a patient. We also keep track of several important quality indicators, to ensure that the care process is smooth and efficient every time. To name a few quality indicators that are monitored:
- Door to Initial Assessment time within 10 minutes.
- Door to ECG time within 10 minutes.
- Door to CT time within 25 minutes.
- Door to Needle time (Non – Hemorrhagic Stroke) within 60 minutes.
- Door to Cathlab (Primary Angioplasty) time within 90 minutes.
In our Emergency Medicine Department, one can be assured of receiving globally benchmarked medical assistance. Our long years of experience have taught us the value of every second. So, ‘we take care of every second and the minutes will take care of itself’ is a driven benchmark.
The Emergency Medicine Department has a standardized clinical system with implementation of Clinical Pathways, Center Of Excellence For Core Emergency Cases, Clinical Codes (First of its kind) System such as CODE STROKE, CODE CARDIAC and CODE TRAUMA with dedicated in-house numbers to ease the mechanism and provide proper outcomes to the Patients', Quality Assurance Program And Safety Codes Application System. Apart from the medical services, a touch of humanity, concern for the patient’s family and minimal procedural protocols are applied with our motto, “PATIENT FIRST” and the concept is imbibed.