Department of Anaesthesia
The Department provides protocolled anaesthesia and ICU services to General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Cardio-thoracic surgery, Neuro-surgery, Plastic-surgery, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, GI surgery, Onco-surgery, Trauma centre & all other surgical sub specialties. It also provides anesthesia services to IVF, Interventional radiology, MRI, CT scan, ECT, acute and chronic pain services, resuscitation and obstetric analgesia services. Recently cadaveric organ transplant surgeries have also been started in which anaesthesiologists play a pivotal role.
Over the years, along with the development of Medical Sciences, the Department has set up its own high standards in patient care, education and research. Operation theatres are equipped with state of the art anaesthesia machines/ work stations, facilities for invasive blood pressure and CVP monitoring, BIS monitoring and coagulation monitoring and rapid fluid infuser for major surgery and ultrasonography for regional anesthesia blocks and for vascular access.
Medical Intensive Care Unit (Room No. 125) at First floor of main SMS hospital building, adjoining operation theatre area is equipped with modern ventilators, multiparameter monitors, ultrasonography, ABG machine and automatic external cardiac message machine (Autopulse). The ICU caters services to medical patients.
Pain Clinic: Patients suffering from Acute and Chronic pain are referred in this Clinic for treatment. This Clinic is situated at Dhanwantri OPD block in Room no. 26 (First Fl.) daily between 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM, except holidays . In the pain clinic, facilities for various modalities of pain therapy viz., radio-frequency ablation, neurolytic block, TENS, Acupuncture, Acupulsor, Laser etc. are available. Image guided interventional pain management procedures are carried out in the dedicated operation theatre.
The post anesthesia recovery room (PACU) is recovery rooms are situated in each respective operation theatres and equipped with multi-parameter monitors, anaesthesia machine and defibrillator machine for emergency requirement.
Pre-Anaesthesia Check-up (PAC) Clinics are also situated in each respective operation theatres. Patients scheduled for surgical/investigative procedures are screened in the respective PAC Clinic daily, a day prior to surgery.
Postgraduate course (MD) is of three years duration and includes a thesis. Diploma course in anesthesia is of two year duration. Apart from M.D. & D.A. courses one certificate course is also started recently for Medical officers of state services. All postgraduate students are rotated in all surgical specialties, Intensive Care and Pain clinics. Thesis submission is mandatory for partial fulfilment for the final MD examination. Post graduate teaching consists of seminars, journal clubs, case discussion, tutorials and Guest lectures (5 days a week), All Residents & Faculty take part in the didactic teaching activities regularly under the faculty moderation. This is in addition to daily teaching activity based on the cases conducted in the operation theatres & Intensive Care Unit.
The Department has Mannequins for teaching and hands on training of anesthesia, vascular access, central neuraxial blockade, peripheral nerve blockade and emergency scenarios including CPR. The Mannequins are also used for teaching and assessing Non-Technical Skills (NTS).
The tenure of Senior Residency is of three-year duration, during which, Residents are rotated in all subspecialties and Intensive Care Unit for imparting excellent training in this specialty.
Department has conducted various National, Zonal & State level conferences, workshops and Continuous Medical Education programmes.