The Emergency Department for children at Lotus Children’s Hospital is conveniently located away from outpatient services, with a separate direct access from the exterior. Any emergency transport vehicle ( ambulance ) can directly reach this department through a designated area ( Ambulance Parking Area ) Emergency stretchers and incubators for newborn babies on standby are immediately pressed into service to retrieve sick newborns and children with minimum delay by our staff.
Patients are wheeled rapidly into the large custom designed Emergency Room with state – o f – the – art life saving equipment. Triaging and rapid professional evaluation follows. Standardized protocols of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics & Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine adapted and customized from the American Heart Association’s Advanced Pediatric Life Support Course, are utilized to manage sick children in our Emergency Room.
Despite being a very busy Emergency Room, the sickest child is prioritized to receive prompt care in the shortest possible time by a rapid triaging system.
Evaluation Process of Sick Children
Step 1 : Rapid General Assessment using the Pediatric Triangle
Step 2 : Primary Assessment using the Pentagon
Resuscitation and Stabilization of vital organ function ( Brain, Heart, Kidneys, etc ) and advanced airway & vascular access management with life support
Step 3 : Secondary Assessment and Definitive Care
Step 4 : Transfer to the Pediatric / Newborn Intensive Care Unit
The Emergency Code Blue Call System : Whenever a very critically ill child is brought to the Emergency Room with imminent threat to life, a Code Blue is announced through a dedicated telephone line through the public address system. The response is instant and within seconds, the Code Blue Team consisting of a Senior Children’s Intensive Care Specialist along with a Senior ICU nurse and ancillary staff reach the child. Rapid stabilization follows to save the child and then following diagnostics testing, treatment is guided with the use of advanced technology and clinical expertise.
Scope and Range of Children’s ( Pediatric ) Emergency Services:
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