Emergency and Trauma Emergency and Trauma

Emergency and Trauma

A multi-disciplinary department that manages and treats life-threatening accidents and complex emergency cases, the Department of Emergency Medicine at Meitra Hospital is backed by an integrated group of super specialists and staff ensuring coordinated emergency and acute trauma care round the clock. Our skilled and efficient team of highly trained physicians, surgeons, and emergency and trauma care technicians provide immediate care to both adult and pediatric patients alike. 

Providing a critical link to the healthcare of the community, the Department is equipped with an ED observation unit for the evaluation and treatment of emergency and trauma patients with conditions that require extended assessments supported by advanced imaging services such as X-Ray, MRI, CT, and Ultrasound, from the next-door radiology department. 

Upon arrival, patients are triaged into those requiring immediate care, intermediate care, or minor care. Sorting outpatients based on the severity of the disease allows for an appropriate level of care with minimal wait time. To avoid cross-infection of COVID and other contagious diseases, the patients are triaged in separate areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are BLS and ACLS?

Both BLS and ACLS are life-saving techniques. BLS which stands for Basic Life Support refers to medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries for emergency cardiovascular events until they can be given full medical care by advanced life support providers. ACLS is Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is directed toward health professionals in the emergency management of cardiac conditions. 

What are trauma injuries?

A trauma patient is a person who has suffered a physical injury that may be minor, serious, life-threatening, or potentially life-threatening. Trauma injuries are usually categorized as blunt or penetrating wounds.

What is triage?

The definition of triage is a medical process where patients are sorted according to their need for care and the likely benefit that care will provide to determine what order in which to treat them. When patients from a large disaster are evaluated based on their medical needs, this is an example of triage.