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What is Emergency Medicine - Dr S V Mahadevan from Stanford Connects

What is Emergency Medicine - Dr S V Mahadevan from Stanford Connects
20-Nov-2014
Editors Desk


In the event of emergencies, Americans are quick to dial 911 and an efficient, dependable system goes into motion. In developing countries, this concept of emergency care doesn't exist.
Professor S.V. Mahadevan shares important early interventions that can be made in the chain of survival and some of his ongoing work to improve emergency care in Nepal, India and Cambodia.

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STANFORD CONNECTS, Stanford University, California USA
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(If the video does not load, click here What is Emergency Medicine and How is it Important - Stanford Connects)

New Institutes Start MD-Emergency Medicine

New Institutes Start MD-Emergency Medicine
20-Oct-2014
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The Postgraduate Education Committee of the Medical Council of India approved starting the 3 year MD-Emergency Medicine postgraduate training at six new medical colleges this year. The new colleges are listed below:

- Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 2 seats
- JSS Medical College, Mysore - 2 seats
- DY Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 2 seats
- MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore - 2 seats
- Government Medical College, Surat - 2 seat
- JJM Medical College, Davangere - 3 seats


With these new seats, the total number of MD (EM) seats in India is now 50.

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Related - MD Emergency Medicine (MCI Recognised)

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MD-Emergency Medicine Derecognized in Bangalore

MD-Emergency Medicine Derecognized in Bangalore
20-Oct-2014
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In a recent meeting of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Committee derecognized the MD-Emergency Medicine for 1 seat at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore. Vydehi Institute has 2 seats for MD(EM). The decision not to recognize was taken after the Committee reviewed the Assessment Report (June, 2014) on the standard of examination and other teaching facilities for Recognition of MD (Emergency Medicine) qualification at Vydehi Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore granted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. The Committee pointed out that several faculty members had postgraduate qualification in Medicine, Anesthesia and Orthopedics without any special training or experience in Emergency Medicine. In addition, there were other deficiencies which were pointed out in the report.
Reference - Meeting Minutes 9.9.2014 (Ref - Page 80, Point 183)
MCI Minutes of Meeting dated 9th Sep 2014


The Postgraduate Education Committee had also reviewed the Assessment Report (May 2014) for St. Johns Medical College Bangalore and pointed out that overall data documentation, compilation & classification as per need of the emergency department was not carried out properly. The data regarding OPD, IPD, Blood bank & Mortality, etc. were not provided. Also, all the staff had General Medicine qualifications and there were no staff from Anesthesia, Orthopedics and Surgery. St. Johns Medical College has 1 seat for MD(EM) which stands derecognized.
Reference - Meeting Minutes 26.8.2014 (Ref - Page 32, Point 76)
MCI Minutes of Meeting dated 26th Aug 2014


The derecognized institutes are normally expected to correct their deficiencies and reapply to the Medical Council of India for recognition.
The Committee has also, in various meetings this year, rejected the applications for starting MD(EM) at new colleges listed below:

- Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka
- Vasantrao Pawar Medical College & Research Centre, Nashik, Maharashtra
- Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
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Ebola Virus Disease - Resources

Ebola Virus Disease - Resources
19-Oct-2014
Editors Desk
ALERT !

Do you work in an emergency department ?
Then there is a 100 percent chance that you will receive patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease.
YOU NEED TO PREPARE YOUR DEPARTMENT RIGHT NOW!

Here are some resources for your staff and you to follow.
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National Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India

Global Alert and Response, World Health Organization

Healthcare Resources for Suspected Ebola Cases, American College of Emergency Physicians
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(If the video does not load, click here This is the messy truth about Ebola. - CNN)

Emergency Call - Road Traffic Accidents

Emergency Call - Road Traffic Accidents
23-Aug-2014

Road accidents hardly get the attention they deserve. They evoke some interest only when the annual NCRB data is released or when a high-profile person is the victim. Rural development minister Gopinanth Munde died in a road accident in Delhi on June 3 this year. The debates that the case generated have fizzled out. Even the members of Parliament seem to have forgotten their colleagues death.

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