International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 2, February 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


New Emergency treatment Unit for Base Hospital, Elpitiya: A better approach to save the golden hour
      Amadoru S.D.S.
Abstract: Emergency Treatment Unit which is the entry point for patients to the hospital, is responsible for initial accident and emergency care for patients. The need of prompt action in emergency care was explained by Dr. Cowley of Maryland University as the “Golden hour in emergency medicine”, as patient’s survival or death may decide on how the patient is cared within the first hour of onset of the emergency. A & E policy in Sri Lanka defines the optimum level of care in each level of health care institutions. The article describes the strategies and ways and means of establishing a new ETU at Base Hospital, Elpitiya, Sri Lanka to address the basic objectives of accident and emergency care. With the establishment of the new ETU, number of minor surgical procedures and thrombolysis of acute MI patients at ETU were markedly improved indicating reduction of door to needle time.

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Amadoru S.D.S. (2021); New Emergency treatment Unit for Base Hospital, Elpitiya: A better approach to save the golden hour; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 11(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.02.2021.p11061
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