Department of Anaesthesiology at Subharti Medical College is one of the largest departments, which has over the years expanded from a nuclear family to a large joint family. The department was set up in 2001 under the leadership of Dr. (Col.) M. Kapadia. He relinquished the post due to personal reasons in 2005, thereafter Dr. (Mrs.) S. Akhtar, took over and after her retirement in 2007, Dr. Nirankar Dev took the reign of the dept. The department is currently running under the leadership of Prof. (Brig.) V.P. Singh, an alumni of AFMC, a Cardiac Anaesthesiologist and Ph.D. degree awardee in Anaesthesiology.
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. All clinical departments are anchored to this specialty. Residents join this department from various parts of the country. The department follows an integrated approach and standard protocols for patient care, education and research.
Postgraduate course (MD) is of three years duration and includes a thesis. Diploma course (02 Years Duration) is available for this specialty. A total of 14 junior residents are presently pursuing their postgraduate courses at this department. The selection is based on an All-India UP Postgraduate Medical Examination conducted by UP Unaided Medical College Welfare Association, Bareilly.
All Postgraduates are rotated in all surgical specialties, intensive care units and clinics. The department has developed own guidelines at par with international guidelines for anesthetic procedures to be undertaken and the curriculum planning for the junior residents.
Thesis is essential for partial fulfillment for the final examination. All junior residents take part in the didactic teaching activities regularly. The activities are for 5 days a week, which includes seminars, journal clubs, case discussion, tutorials etc. This is in addition to daily teaching activity based on the cases conducted in the operation theatres & Intensive Care Unit. On all Saturdays, there is integrated seminars organized by the college for all PG’s with topics of common interest.
The department runs Pre Anaesthesia Clinic on every day 9 AM – 4 PM in PAC room. Pain Clinic is run every day between 10 AM – 01 PM. In the pain clinic facilities for various modalities of pain therapy viz. regional blocks, neurolytic block with or without ultrasound aid. Ozone therapy under fluoroscopy are available.
Faculty and residents are encouraged to attend, present scientific papers in national and international conferences. Dept. has organized state level CME in April 2011 and another ISA sponsored CME is scheduled this year in October 2013.
Dept. is also responsible to run Critical Care services of 51 beds including Surgical ICU, Resp ICU, Medicine ICU, Cardiac Care ICU etc under a dedicated and full time Anaesthesiologists. Dept. is also managing central sterilization supply dept. (CSSD) and hospital medical gas pipeline supply system including liquid oxygen plant.
Dept. is also running CPR courses / workshop for Doctor / Residents and Non Teaching Staff. A AHA accredited BLS/ ACLS workshop with the help of AHA recognized faculty from Max Health Care Institute was organized by the Dept. on 24th to 26th March 2012 for doctors and residents with overwhelming response.
Dept. has unique CPR Lab at CPR Training Center at the Dept. It is now catering for needs of all doctors / residents / non teaching staff / corporate / community by offering appropriate courses to all categories.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
To provide high standard training to undergraduates, interns and postgraduate students as per prescribed MCI syllabus and its objectives.
To ensure that department produces good specialist with right attitude towards patients and community as a wolole.
To provide training and conduct courses for OT technician of two years duration as per guidelines issued by UP State Medical Faculty, Lucknow.
To train B.Sc. Nursing and other paramedical personnel in necessary theoretical and practical knowledge so as to make then competent in providing skills to handle surgical cases in operation theatre environment or outside OT in critically ill patients.
To ensure that all categories of personnel falling within preview of training in the Dept. of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care becomes confident to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Resident & Doctor.
To provide support services in remote location in CT / MRI Suites, Psychiatry Dept. and Interventional products undertaken in various other dept.
To provide management of Critically Patients in all ICU’s through open type system round the clock.
To provide Pain and Palliative Care services.
ACADEMICS & TRAINING
An intense academics programmes is followed in the Depts by organizing and conducting seminars, symposium, tutorials, case presentation, journal’s club, brain storming sessions on regular basis.
Faculty indulges in didactic lectures, tutorials, problem solving skills training to postgraduate students.
Integrated / inter departmental seminars are held regularly.
A emphasis is given on hands on training in performing various procedures in OTs and ICUs.
Objective structed clinical practical exam (OSCE / OSPE) conducted as main tool for frequent formative assessments of the post graduate students.