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Emergency & Intensive Care

Aims:

The aim of the 4 years degree programme in Emergency and Intensive Care Technology is to equip the students with relevant professional knowledge, skills, techniques and ethical values to enable them to apply their acquired expertise at the level between the doctors and the patient for efficient health service delivery.

Course Objectives:

Emergency and Intensive Care Technology education and training should enable the student to:

  • Develop accuracy and meticulousness to attain high levels of ethics and technical proficiency.
  • Assess the technical and non technical skills in a standardized and reproducible environment.
  • Strengthen the decision power and exercise appropriate judgment skills, to be applied especially during crisis.
  • Develop good leadership, problem solving and administrative skills.
  • Develop and analyze innovative strategies for effective communication with the patients and the healthcare personnel.
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary team building strategies for effective co ordination between various Allied Health Disciplines.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of professional behavior and legal implications of the work environment
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of his / her role in health care delivery system
  • Establish and maintain continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence

Program Outcomes:

Following competencies will be expected from a student completing 4 years degree course in Emergency and Intensive Care Technology. The student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function, and disease process.
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform safely and accurately all basic and advanced life support procedures in emergency /critical care, trauma and
  • disaster management etc
  • Acquire common sense, attention to detail, prioritizing skills and anticipation of potential problems in the care of the acutely ill or injured patient
  • Deliver efficient and competent care to critically ill infants and children.
  • Gain experience in the analysis of data and management of acute medical and surgical crisis of the patients
  • Understand the total patient care in emergency, including the awareness of support services available and knowing when to activate them.
  • Gain experience in the ethical principles and practical management of end-of-life care
  • Access appropriate consultations wherever required.
  • Maintain asepsis in all such cases requiring an injection or having a contagious disease or operative procedures
  • Establish rapport with the patient and related people to decrease their state of crisis
  • Direct and coordinate the transport of the patient by selecting the best available method(s) in conjunction with medical command authority/protocol.
  • Clearly and concisely deliver educational information to staff in both formal and informal teaching settings.
  • Do independent researches on emergency and critical care technology
  • Be exposed to and gain understanding of administrative issues in critical care services.