Introduction and Background InformationEmergency medicine department is the first fully-fledged emergency department in the Northern zone. The department was inaugurated in December 2016 and operates 24 hours a day. It receives undifferentiated patients from the Northern zone and beyond. Evidence based medicine and standardized emergency care is provided to patients regardless of their race, tribes or ability to pay. The department is equipped by three Emergency specialists and 10+ groomed Emergency doctors.
Doctors work hand in hand with an amazing team of emergency nurses who work tirelessly to provide the best care to save lives. The department has a single unit called Outpatient Department which attends to walk in stable patients who are seen by doctors using number system. However, children, pregnant women and elderly are a priority.
- Resuscitation of the critically ill (airway, breathing, circulation management).
- 24 hours cardiac monitoring.
- 24 hours available ECG services.
- 24 hours ambulance services.
- Provision of emergency Ultrasound.
- Defibrillation of the cardiac arrythmias.
- Pacing of unstable slow heart rates.
- Available nebulization services.
- Managing trauma patients-splinting, bleeding control, suturing, reducing fractures/dislocations, placing a chest tube.
- Available 24 hours consultation from other specialties.
- Research to improve care to the patients we attend.
- Teaching staff, students and interns on the basics of Emergency medicine.