Inaugural of Expanded Emergency Department at TIH, Korangi

expanded EMR inauguration

The Indus Hospital, Koranig Campus’ expanded Emergency Department (ED) was inaugurated on March 21, 2018 by Mr. Yunus Hashim Bengali, Chairman Board, Indus Health Network.

Over the last decade TIH has grown exponentially. Improvement of services and facilities and increase in the number of patients led to the need to expand the Emergency Department too.

In 2008, the department started its services with 11 beds. The expanded department now has 5-bed resuscitation bay; 6-bed major assessment and treatment area; 6-bed short stay area; 5-bed rapid assessment and treatment area; radiology, pharmacy, dressing/plaster and phlebotomy services; and a teaching room.

With a strength of emergency care trained 30 doctors for adults, 11 pediatricians and 110 nurses, the department offers round-the-clock emergency care. All life-threatening emergencies are managed following the Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Obstetrics Advanced Life Support guidelines. Basic trauma management is provided in accordance with Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines for both adults and children.

Patients requiring intensive monitoring are retained in ED till admission or referral out of hospital. Patient with low acuity levels are managed and discharged from the Rapid Assessment and Treatment Area. An in-house pharmacy ensures rapid drug dispensing for the patients and a dedicated Dressing Room manages dressing of minor injuries, suturing, splinting and burn management services. Patients and their attendants are counselled regarding their current management and proposed line of treatment and take-home advice.

Currently, 600 – 650 patients daily visit the emergency department and after this expansion the department would be able to accommodate more patients.