Hospital management of trauma patients


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Presentation for scouts and other volunteers who witness a mass casualty in the hospital. About the role of scouts and volunteers in the hospital. It describes different parts of hospital and what we can do there even when we are not medical person

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Hospital management of trauma patients

  1. 1. Hospital Management of Trauma Patients For General Public and Scouts Fakhir Raza Imamia Medics International
  2. 2. What is a Hospital• Hospital is a place where integrated care is provided to patients suffering from ailments which can not be managed out side.
  3. 3. Departments of a Hospital• Emergency room• Radiology• Laboratory and blood bank• Operation Theatre• Intensive Care Unit• Medical and Surgical Ward• Pharmacy• Accounts and other management and maintenance departments
  4. 4. Types of Hospital• There are three different types of Hospital• Primary care• Secondary Care• Tertiary care
  5. 5. What hospital to choose in case of trauma• We should choose a hospital where high level care can be provided – Experience in dealing with trauma – All the facilities and experts are available
  6. 6. Where to go in a hospital in case of Trauma• We should take the patient to Emergency room in case of Trauma• We should understand the basic structure of Emergency room
  7. 7. Emergency Room• There are further departments in emergency room.
  8. 8. Triage• This is the first place where patient is received.• Doctor decide wheather the patient need admission or not• If admission is needed then in which part of hospital• The Life saving care is provided in this part
  9. 9. Emergency Theatre• C.O.T or emergency theatre is a place where those patients who require life saving procedures proceed.• These patients should be salvageable. This mean should be able to survive after procedure
  10. 10. Emergency Radiology and Lab• This could be the main X Ray department or a separate one in the ER• Many patients require CT scan and X rays
  11. 11. Time require• Time required in Triage minutes to hours• A CT scan typically require around half hour to one hour• Blood grouping and cross matching IF BLOOD IS AVAILABLE IN LAB is 1 to 2 hours• If patient require operation it can be delayed for upto 24 hours to stabilize the patient. But typically around 4 to 6 hours
  12. 12. What is our responsibility• Our Responsibility is to Bring the patient to higher level of care.• Follow the policy of seniors.• Direct the Ambulance service to take patient to right place• Do not harm the patient before he reaches the hospital.• Do not delay in shifting patient to hospital
  13. 13. What to do when patient is in the ER• Control the mob• Give correct information to attendents• Collect data and make lists• Protect doctors and staff• Protect the hospital property• Look for the suspicious people and bags in the vicinity of ER as a second blast can be near ER
  14. 14. What to do when patient is in the ER• Inform the family of victims• Wait for the doctor to know about the condition of patient
  15. 15. What to expect• You may be requested to bring different injections, dressings, etc• You may be asked to arrange blood for your patient• You may be requested to bring your patient to some other hospital• Do you have any choice but to follow the advice of the doctors
  16. 16. At Blood Bank• There may be a lot of people• The blood group required may not be available and you may be requested to bring blood from outside• blood donation may take from 7 minutes to two hours• Blood require grouping, cross matching and Screening for different diseases
  17. 17. Near Operation Theatre• This is not possible to go inside the operation theatre• You should wait for the doctor before you know about the patient• This is the most critical part of the hospital• The operation may take from one hour to 12 hours
  18. 18. ICU or Intensive care unit• You will not be allowed to enter into the intensive care unit or ICU freely• You may be allowed for few minutes at specific times
  19. 19. If the victim dies• What to do if the trauma victim dies – Give body to the family immediately – Let the family decide where they want to take the body – Control the mob – Protect doctors, staff and hospital equipment
  20. 20. Questions
  21. 21. Thank you and Iltemas e Dua