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Emergency Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore is very well equipped to provide comprehensive emergency services to patients. The Department has qualified Consultant Emergency Physicians and doctors to handle any kind of emergency round the clock. The dedicated Resuscitation Room has all the necessary equipment to stabilize patients. Minor procedures can be performed in the Resuscitation Room or in the Emergency Room beds if necessary. Ventilator support is available for adult and pediatric patients.
The Emergency Room (ER) is equipped and the doctors are well trained to handle disaster or mass casualties, including Polytrauma with the help of standardized protocols and procedures. A multidisciplinary trauma team is available specially to handle such cases. Fully equipped ACLS Ambulances with ventilator support are available round the clock.
The emergency department also provides therapeutic services like blood transfusions, nebulization and antibiotic infusions on an outpatient basis. The department will offer various fellowship training to young doctors in the field of emergency medicine.

Services Offered

Chest pains should be examined and evaluated in detail particularly if the patient has a history of the other medical conditions such as diabetes or coronary heart disease. In the India, heart disease, which may result in emergency cardiac situations, is the leading cause of death, with more than a half a million people dying each year from heart complications.
Although it’s better to err on the safe side by visiting the ER, many chest pain cases result from temporary discomfort associated with gastrointestinal flare-ups.

While headaches usually don’t require emergency attention, patients often find themselves in enough pain to show up at ERs. Cases include chronic migraines, which may require further testing with referred neurologists. Although rarely, headaches can be signs of more serious illness such as Meningitis, Cerebral Hemorrhage or a Brain Tumor, according to emergency department statistics.
The thing with headaches is they can coincide with patients feeling sick to their stomachs and vomiting, which can cause them to suspect having a more serious condition.

ERs around the world aren’t spared from bizarre cases in which patients end up with foreign objects such as coins inside their bodies. The outlook for the patient depends on the object and whether it can be removed or passed According to one medical source, small objects passing through the upper intestinal tract have a 90 percent chance of moving through, while those larger than 2 centimeters (about 0.78inches) in diameter have a smaller chance.
In some cases, patients may also come in with a food items or foreign objects stuck in their esophagus.
And it’s not unheard of for drug additcs or drug smugglers to try to hide objects in their body cavities. Objects can also be intentionally inserted into the body for sexual stimulation and can get stuck.

Abdominal pain is an increasingly common symptom extending beyond normal indigestion. Abdominal pain can result from a slew of health complications including food poisoning, kidney stones, or more serious medical conditions or illnesses.
Abdominal pain was once one of the leading reasons for people visiting emergency rooms. Before attempting to treat patients with abdominal pain, doctors will try to find out if the pain stems from a health problem directly related to the digestive system or if it’s a sign of problems in other areas of the body. Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy in a young reproductive female is a dire Obstetric Surgical Emergency.
Poisoning is likely to contribute to abdominal pain cases as well. Bacterial and viral infections can also give rise to abdominal pain.
People should seek emergency treatment if they’re experiencing continual nausea or uncontrolled vomiting. It could be medical emergency like Sepsis, Cholecystitis, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, etc.

The pattern of injury, evaluation and treatment will vary with the mechanism of the injury. Blunt trauma causes injury via a shock effect delivering high energy over the effected area.
Wounds are often not straight and unbroken skin may hide significant injury. Penetrating trauma follows the course of the injurious device. Any body organ, including bone, lung and brain, can be injured and bleed. Bleeding may not be readily apparent in internal organs such as the liver, kidney and spleen. The only apparent signs may come with blood loss. Bleeding from a bodily orifice, such as the rectum, nose, or ears may signal internal bleeding, but cannot be relied upon.

Sprains and broken bones can happen to anyone, regardless of health or age. Sprains occur when ligaments attached to joints in the body are pushed to their limit or outright torn. Sometimes they happen alongside broken bones and can be caused by twisting an area of the body during movement or physical activity.
Broken bones, on the other hand, are more likely to require emergency care, especially if they pose risks to other systems in the body. For instance, a broken rib caused by a car wreck has the potential to puncture vital organs in the chest, whereas a broken toe might not pose such a risk and is a case more suitable for urgent care.
If you’re experiencing consistent pain after receiving treatment for sprains or broken bones, it might be a good idea to receive urgent or emergency care to figure out why the area isn’t healing properly.

Infections as regular as the common cold can send people to the ER. Upper Respiratory Infections caused by viruses, including those responsible for the common cold and flu, are fairly widespread among emergency rooms.
Like most illnesses, Upper Respiratory Infections may call for emergency care if symptoms are severe enough in a patient. For example, someone with the flu who is experiencing frequent vomiting might consider emergency management in the ER. Other symptoms such as fainting, continual diarrhea, changes in vision, and chest or abdominal pressure are also encountered in the ER.

Exacerbation of Asthma associated with extreme difficulty in breathing is one of the commonest reason why people come to Emergency Room.
Patients with shortness of breath and wheezing in addition to a cough may be having an asthma attack. Coughs that are accompanied by blood or bloody, frothy or thick mucus are not normal and could be signs of a medical emergency, such as Pulmonary Edema or Lung Cancer. Furthermore, coughs with severe chest pain could be a symptom of a Pulmonary Embolism, Tuberculosis or Congestive Heart Failure.

In fact, most cuts are unintentional and result from an accident with a knife or glass. Overall, the need for emergency care depends on the depth of the cut, whether it hit bone, the amount of bleeding, and whether there is any debris in the wound.
Contusions, Bruises and Head Trauma are also up there in common reasons to visit the Emergency Room. Cuts, broken bones, contusions and trauma injuries sustained in nonfatal motor vehicle crashes are increasing day by day.

Back pain is an increasingly common case in the Emergency Room. Even though some instances of back pain involve gradual soreness, an accident or faulty movement might push someone to strain a back muscle or even harm one of the many bones comprising the spinal column.
In the majority of instances, a condition called Spondylitis, or the degeneration of cervical or lumbar discs, commonly contributes to patients pain. On the other hand, such pain may signify another health problem such as Kidney Stones, Arthritis or a Herniated Disc. This is why back pain in older individuals is worth investigating if it’s not already chronic.

Skin’s role defending our bodies is compromised when there’s a opening in the skin. Pus-filled abscesses and other skin infections can create abnormal reactions in the body that are both painful and bring on other symptoms. Skin infections also open up the body to microbes normally blocked by skin itself or the immune system. Fortunately, Emergency Room doctors can drain abscesses and investigate skin problems, prescribing medications to battle infection and pain. Some infections that move rapidly or are resistant to antibiotics require speedy treatment, while others may not.

Our Consultants

Emergency Department
(A Unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital)

  Tel: 080-40871521 Extn.1522