K.G. Hospital & Post Graduate Medical Institute, Coimbatore, has been a Pioneer in the practice of Emergency Medicine and Accident Management in the whole country. It has 36 years of experience in Critical Care Medicine, including managing Strokes, Heart Attack victims, Poisoning, Acute Renal Failure, Acute Liver Failure, Snake Bites, Burns, Attempted Hanging , Gun Shot Wounds and Road Traffic Accidents.
The Institute has extensive experience in managing Disasters, viz. managing many victims of accidents at the same time. It also had the opportunity to save hundred of lives during the ‘Coimbatore Bomb Blast Scenario’
Level 4 – Trauma & Emergency Centre
- 40 beds are available exclusively for managing emergency situations, including Brain Injury Ward, Coronary Care Ward, Critical Care Ward for treating multi system disease patients, multi organ failure and poly-trauma victims (patients having head injury, chest injury, abdomen injury and limb injury, all at the same time).
- The Blood Center has minimum 600 units of blood, blood components and plasma. It functions 24 x 7
- 24-hour X-Ray, Lab, Ultrasound Centre, CT Scan Centre, MRI Centre, Diagnostic Laboratories & Cathlab that is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year.
- Specialized services of General Surgeons, Neuro Surgeons, Thoracic Surgeons, Ortho Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists, Plastic Surgeons, ENT Surgeons, Paediatric Surgeons, Intensivists, Radiologists, Ultrasonologists, CT,MRI are available to deal with any type of emergency situations within a short notice of time.
- Availability of fully-equipped 9 operation theatres, which are functional with effective staff.
- Twelve Ambulances, 9 within the Hospital & 3 located outside the Hospital.
- Service of 200 well-qualified Graduate & Diploma Nurses are available for support.
- First Class Communication facility, including 30 lines in, 2219191 series.
Pre- Hospital Care
- Stabilizing the vital signs at the site of occurrence of the emergency, is mandatory for excellent outcome.
- The first hour after the occurrence of an Emergency, Accident or Trauma is the golden hour, when every minute matters to save the life of the patient.
- In the sixty Platinum Minutes, every second counts; delay in diagnosing and stabilizing the patient results in more brain or myocardial damage.
- Patients require good standard of treatment in the First Hour (Golden Hour).
Patients can always telephone the Doctors to get help at times of crisis.
If the patients or their family members feel that further diagnostic and sophisticated work up and Multi Speciality Management is required, it is advisable to shift the patient to a Specialty Centre like KG Hospital.
The shifting of a very seriously ill patient in a critical condition or patient with respiratory failure, multi organ failure or acute myocardial infarction needs to be transported in a ‘Mobile ICU’
Requirements of an Emergency Medical Transport Ambulance
The ambulance must be a good standard and sturdy large vehicle, which should not topple and create risk for the ambulance personnel or the patient inside. If the ambulance itself gets involved in an accident, nothing should happen to the patient inside the ambulance.
The ambulance shall be air-conditioned to avoid the road dust polluting the interior of the vehicle.
The ambulance should have the following:
- Uninterrupted power supply.
- Cardiac monitor & defibrillator
- Pulse oxymeter to check the oxygen level
- Ventilator (respirator) to be used in patients with respiratory failure
- Pacemaker if the patient has a heart block.
- Ambu box containing 350 types of medicines
- Proper medical and para medical personnel to resuscitate the patient at the site of the accident or at the primary health center or smaller hospitals to stabilize the patient.
- Suction apparatus
- Non-invasive BP apparatus
- A Doctor with experience in Intensive Care Unit
- Doctor should be able to assess the condition of the patient not only at the starting point, but throughout the journey and communicate with the base Hospital till he reaches the Base Hospital.
- Doctor should be able to organize specialist consultation in the base hospital immediately and continue the resuscitation to make the patient live.
KG Hospital is the Pioneer in setting up and managing good Quality Oriented Emergency Medical transport.
It has transported 22, 000 patients from the following Towns:-
Annaikatti, Anthyur, Bangalore, Conoor, Erode, Palghat, Satyamangalam, Gopi, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Dharapuram, Salem, Edapadi, Karur, Trichy, Thanjavur, Palani, Pudukottai, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Sivakasi, Tirupur, Namakkal, Mettupalayam, Trivandrum, Cochin, Perunthalmanna, Calicut, Tiruchengode, Trichur.
Type of Patients Transported
- Multi system organ failure on a ventilator.
- Septic shock
- Cardiogenic shock patients for emergency angio & rescue angioplasty
- Renal failure with pulmonary odema
- Status asthamaticus
- Status epilepticus
- Polytrauma with severe head injury
- Patients with post-partum complications
- Patients with post-operative complications
KG Emergency Transport Team Includes
- 4 Full Time Consultants
- 5 Senior Paramedics
- 30 Paramedic Students
- 6 Specialist Doctors
Uniqueness of KG’s Responders
- First Hospital in India which started well equipped ambulance services.
- First Hospital in India to initiate pre-hospital thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction.
- First hospital in the country to initiate pre-hospital temporary pace maker facilities.
- First Hospital in the country to transfer “Brain Dead Patient” for transplantation on road.
- First Hospital to initiate Nation-wide Mock Disaster Exercise in medical conference.
- KG Hospital’s Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance
- Safe “Medical Transportation” for patients.