Even though an organized emergency medical care blossomed in the late 20th century, it has advanced profoundly since its specialty recognition in 1979, a speciality which is a field of practice based on the knowledge & skills required for the prevention, diagnosis & management, of the acute & urgent aspects of illness & injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical & behavioural disorders, where time is a critical factor.
Emergency physicians have increasingly become the expert acute diagnosticians, managing emergencies ranging from Cardiac Arrest, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Road Traffic Accidents, Polytrauma, Poisoning, burns; the golden period of treatment of which ranges from few seconds to a few minutes.
In India, it took a longer period to recognize the field of Emergency Medicine as an independent medical specialty and finally recognized by the Medical Council of India on July 21, 2009. This department was created in all Medical Colleges and in Govt Medical Colleges of Tamil Nadu, by G.O. 425, dated: 22.10.2020.
Improving the outcomes of acutely ill and injured patients through high quality care, and to provide good training that transforms health care workers who can confidently and independently managing medical and surgical emergencies.
Our department consists of Emergency Room (ER) for admission and immediate resuscitation, Red Zone (RZ) for managing patients with unstable vitals, Yellow Zone (YZ) for patients with relatively stable vitals and Green Zone (GZ) for patients who require observation.
The Department is run by one Professor & HOD, one Associate Professor, one Assistant Professor, and 10 Senior Residents / Junior Residents acting as Emergency Medical Officer -1 looking after ER and Emergency Medical Officer -2 managing RZ, YZ and GZ.
3 Post graduates sanctioned by National medical Council from academic year 2022-23
Monthly Average Patient Handling:
OP : 8000
IP : 3700 (STEMI: 120, SCRIPT: 3, Burns: 3, Toxicology: 400 & Trauma: 870)