Emergency Care & Trauma Care - Ara Damansara Medical Centre
An emergency and trauma unit is of paramount importance to hospitals, and here at Ara Damansara Medical Centre (ADMC), our objective is to save lives and ensure the safety of our community. ADMC’s emergency and trauma care department serves the purpose of treating patients who are in critical condition and in dire need of medical attention. We make certain that the care we provide for each patient is accommodating, attentive and ethical.
Having a skilled and well-rehearsed emergency care team on hand enables effective response coordination and efficiency, while ensuring the appropriate medical procedures are initiated. Action proficiency, procedure familiarity and mobilisation are crucial elements in maximising favourable treatment outcomes. Our emergency and trauma care unit at ADMC exceed the competency level of the standard emergency care team.
Our emergency and trauma unit runs around the clock - 24-hour emergency care service.
Dedicated and skilled medical practitioners on-site to attend to your needs – ADMC’s experienced emergency and trauma unit has undergone years of training to handle any medical mishaps.
Safety and sanitation is a crucial priority at ADMC, our emergency and trauma care rooms are frequently sanitised and maintained to be in prime condition.
Our medical practitioners are always prepared for all types of medical emergencies, pandemics, and evacuations.
ADMC’s list of emergency and trauma care services
Cardiac Arrest – In case of an emergency of cardiac arrest, our extensively-trained cardiology specialists are equipped with equipment such as defibrillators to ensure blood and oxygen is circulated throughout the body. Our medical practitioners will diligently watch over and nurse the patient back to health.
Traumatic Injury – Examples of traumatic injuries include motor-vehicle accidents, critical falls, fractures, broken bones, and any injury involving systemic shock. Based on a primary survey and mechanism of injury, our on-site emergency physicians will first ensure the patient is not experiencing further risks such as loss of blood and hypotension. Analgesia will be administered to help with intolerable pain as tests and inspections are carried out to determine the nature and damage of the injury. The patient will then be treated according to the diagnostic results and will be attended to by our medical practitioners around the clock during the recovery period.
Snake Bite – At ADMC, our emergency medical practitioners are competent and well-formed in antitoxins. After a quick cross-examination with the patient, a monospecific antivenin/antivenom will be injected into the arm for it to act rapidly. Antibiotics are prescribed to treat or prevent infections while pain killers will help reduce the pain. Our on-site nurses will monitor the patient’s blood pressure and overall health while ensuring the patient is comfortable and in no pain.
Other Services – Includes treating respiratory diseases, heart attacks, cardiovascular diseases, severe bleeding, burns, paediatric emergencies, poisoning, fits, loss of consciousness, mental illnesses, unexpected childbirth, pregnancy complications etc.
First Aid Basics
A vital part of first aid is recognition of the condition, common signs and symptoms, that will help in narrowing down to possible conditions associated with a certain part of the body.
Always keep calm in an emergency, added stress and panic will only make the situation much worse. The most important thing you can have on you during an emergency is your mobile device to call for immediate help, be it for yourself or for someone else in emergency care need.
If you are diagnosed with a pre-existing condition, it is best to have a form of self-medication on you at all times in case of an emergency. An EpiPen can be of aid if you are suffering from an allergic reaction while an inhaler can prevent you from having a full-blown asthma attack. Having information of your blood type or pre-existing condition can speed up the process of diagnosis and with time being of the essence, it can save your life.
When in doubt of an injury or condition being emergency-worthy, contact 999 immediately and explain the symptoms to the operator to help them determine the severity of the medical condition. Remain on the line with the emergency operator and help the person in need with basic care until help arrives. Here are two situations where basic first aid can serve its purpose:
CPR restores blood circulation and breathing to someone who is unresponsive. With some proper training, anyone can perform this intensive procedure on a person in need of it.
- Responding To A Snakebite
It is important to initially identify if the snake is venomous. If the snake is identified as venomous, remove your shoelace, and tie it above where the bite was inflicted; this reduces blood flow and prevents the venom from quickly spreading throughout the body. Try and maintain a calm manner to help reduce blood flow as help arrives.
Emergency Care Saves Lives
Timely care at the scene of an accident or illness and immediate transport to an emergency and trauma unit saves the lives of those in critical or terminal condition. To find out more about ADMC’s Emergency & Trauma Care Unit, give us a call at +60378399210.