EDUCATION PLUS

Training in emergency care

Crucial: First aid being provided to an accident victim

Crucial: First aid being provided to an accident victim  

SWETHA M.N.

PG programme is for two years

The Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), one of the global leaders in emergency services, offers a two-year full-time residential Post-Graduate Programme in Emergency Care. This programme is the first of its kind in the country.

EMRI has partnered with the Stanford School of Medicine, U.S., to bring in value addition in prevention and management of individual emergencies through competency development. Stanford will provide assistance, guidance and the necessary teaching faculty to develop and conduct this two-year programme. It will also impart hands-on training to individuals who seek certification as advanced emergency medical technicians, instructors and programmers.

Established in Hyderabad in April 2005, EMRI is a not-for-profit organisation founded by B. Ramalinga Raju, Founder Chairman, Satyam Computers. Pioneering the emergency services in public- private partnership mode, EMRI is the only organised, professional emergency service provider in the country today. State-of-the-art infrastructureand technology have contributed to providing world class services under one roof.

S.V Mahadevan, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine/Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine, said, “In India, most of the undergraduates in science only look forward to becoming a doctor or a nurse. This course helps in familiarising Indians to the job of a paramedic. Instead of rushing patients to hospital, students are trained to provide emergency first aid on the spot.”

This post-graduation programme covers clinical knowledge and trains students to develop leadership and communication skills. Laboratory training helps students to develop psychomotor skills and apply concepts to clinical decision-making. The centre maintains an array of training mannequins, models and equipment specifically for the practice of the psychomotor skills of patient care.

Clinical and field training provide an opportunity to develop and apply knowledge and skills to the treatment of emergency patients. As students are instructed in the practice of emergency medicine, they participate in various supervised clinical experiences. These experiences are designed to refine the skills involved in patient care. During clinical and field training, students have an opportunity to rotate through some of the nation’s most respected hospitals and emergency medical services.



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