Emergency Medicine

Overview of Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is a dynamic medical specialty dedicated to providing timely and comprehensive care to patients experiencing acute medical conditions or injuries. It operates within the context of emergency departments (EDs) in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, serving as the frontline for urgent medical care. Emergency physicians, specialised nurses, and other healthcare professionals work collaboratively in these settings to stabilize patients and initiate appropriate treatment interventions.
Key Components of Emergency Medicine:
  • Emergency Department (ED) Triage: Upon arrival at the ED, patients are rapidly assessed through a process known as triage. This helps prioritise care based on the severity of their condition, ensuring that those with life-threatening emergencies receive immediate attention.
  • Rapid Evaluation and Diagnosis: Emergency physicians are trained to quickly evaluate and diagnose a wide range of medical conditions, often with limited information and under high-pressure circumstances. Advanced diagnostic tools, such as imaging studies and laboratory tests, are frequently utilised to aid in diagnosis.
  • Stabilisation and Treatment: Once a diagnosis is made, emergency physicians focus on stabilising the patient’s condition and preventing further deterioration. This may involve administering medications, performing procedures (e.g., intubation, wound care), and providing supportive care.
  • Critical Care Management: Emergency physicians are skilled in managing critically ill patients, including those requiring advanced life support interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), mechanical ventilation, and hemodynamic support.
  • Trauma Care: Emergency medicine plays a pivotal role in the initial assessment and management of trauma patients, ranging from minor injuries to life-threatening trauma. This includes following established trauma protocols and coordinating with surgical specialists as needed.
  • Management of Medical Emergencies: Emergency physicians are proficient in managing a wide array of medical emergencies, including cardiac arrest, stroke, respiratory failure, sepsis, and diabetic crises, among others. Prompt recognition and intervention are crucial in optimising patient outcomes.
  • Coordination of Care: Emergency physicians collaborate with other healthcare providers, including specialists, primary care physicians, and allied health professionals, to ensure seamless continuity of care for patients both within and beyond the ED setting.
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response: Emergency medicine encompasses disaster preparedness and response, involving the planning, coordination, and execution of medical care during mass casualty incidents, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

Our Consultant

Emergency Physician
Dr Ganasan Chelladurai
M.D (CSMU, Ukraine), Masters in Emergency Medicine (UM)

Medical Officers

Medical Officer
Dr Akhil A/L Mukundrai
Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery, Manipal Academy Of Higher Education (MAHE)
Medical Officer
Dr Kishokanth A/L Subramanian
MD, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Medical Officer
Dr Nor Azah Bt Mohamad Jamil
Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery, Jordan University Of Sciences And Technology (JUST), IRBID
Medical Officer
Dr Nor Yatimah Bt Moin
Medical Officer
Dr Rahael Mathews
Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor of Surgery, Segi University
Medical Officer
Dr Zuzaila Bt Ibrahim
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, IMU