Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences
Govt. Recognized Heath Sector Skill Council (HSSC) Accredited institute

TISS Certified-Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services (PGDEMS) Course

Introduction and Course Objectives

The main goal of the Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services Course is to produce highly efficient medical resource with the necessary knowledge, skill and attitude to manage in an effective manner, a wide range of clinical problems in Emergencies. Special emphasis are placed on the relatively common emergencies & train them for clinical skills, required to manage them at utmost importance.

As a result of training in this course, the medical professional should become competent in life saving emergency interventions during Pre Hospital and in Emergency care efficiently& promptly to save the critically ill patient within the golden hour that is most required.

In order to be considered a competent emergency medical resource, he must possess humanistic qualities, attitudes and behaviour necessary for the development of appropriate patient-healthcare professional relationship.

On successful completion of the course the participant will have highly demanding skills and competencies to work in the field of Pre hospital Emergency and Accident and Emergency Departments of Hospitals. The skills acquired during the course equip them to assess and manage medical and trauma emergencies at the pre-hospital and emergency department level. The versatile nature of training also makes a candidate of choice for employment in ‘A&E’ room of a hospital, EMS systems, and On-site clinics of the factories and off shore installations.

The course lays foundation for diverse kinds of skills and competencies relevant for the specific job-role. The course is designed as per standards set by industry.

This course will also teach him in working in and as a team, handle extremely stressful conditions and sharpen his decision-making capabilities.

The broad objectives of the course would be to create ready-to-be-employed workforce:

  • A thorough knowledge of clinical manifestations and principles of management of a large variety of medical and trauma related emergencies.
  • Skill and competence to choose for proper management of the patient.
  • Skill and competence in emergency interventions like defibrillation.
  • Skill and competence to function effectively in varied clinical settings, namely Pre Hospital, emergency/critical care, ambulatory care settings.
  • Skill and competence to take sound decisions regarding hospitalization, or timely referral to other hospitals for various care and recognizing his limitations in knowledge and skills in these areas.
  • Proficiency in selecting correct drug combinations for different clinical problems with thorough knowledge of their pharmacological effects, side-effects, interactions with the other drugs when then use it in the pre hospital settings.
  • Skill and competence to work cohesively in Resuscitation team along with Emergency Physicians & the Nursing staff personnel and maintain discipline and healthy interaction with the colleagues.
  • Skill and competence to communicate clearly and consciously, and teach other junior EMT’s & nurses, the practical clinical skills required for the practice of Emergency medicine.
  • Demonstrate setting of an ambulance for dealing with emergency situations
  • Practice infection control measures
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour, personal qualities and characteristics of a Emergency Personnel
  • Demonstrate good communication, communicate accurately and appropriately
Eligibility Criteria

MBBS / BAMS / BHMS / BUMS / BDS/B.Sc. (Nursing)

Course Duration: One Year Full Time

Academic Year: July to June and Jan to Dec

Admission Procedure

Photocopies of following self attested documents to be submitted along with duly filled application form

  • Graduation Marksheets
  • Passing Certificate
  • Govt. issued Identity Card: Aaadhar Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Passport
  • Passport Size Photograph 3 Copies
  • Cast Certificate (if Applicable)
Method of Teaching

A combination of vocational theory inputs along with relevant practical exposure that would commensurate with the guidelines provided for, in the Facilitator’s guide. Lectures supported by appropriate audiovisuals and videos. Skills to be conducted in simulated environment on manikins and usage of medical equipment. In the hospital bedside observation and learning of patient handling techniques and managing emergencies.

To complete this course successfully, minimum attendance required is 75%

Course Syllabus

Module-1 – Preparatory

Theory

  • Induction & Orientation
  • Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
  • Biomedical Waste management
  • Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Cardio-Vascular System Anatomy & Physiology
  • Respiratory System Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nervous System Anatomy & Physiology
  • Genito-Urinary System Anatomy & Physiology
  • Muskuloskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
  • General Principles of Pathophysiology
  • ACID-Base Physiology & Shock
  • Lifting & Moving Patient
  • General Pharmacology
Practical
  • Nervous System Anatomy & Physiology
  • General Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Acid – Base Physiology & Shock
  • Lifting & Moving Patient
  • General Pharmacology
Module-2 Patient Assessment & Trauma

 Theory

  • Patient Assessment- Scene Size up
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Primary Assessment
  • History Taking
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Airway
  • Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Burns
  • Face And Neck Trauma
  • Face And Neck Trauma
  • Head & Spine Injury
  • Chest Injuries
  • Abdominal and GU. Trauma
  • Bleeding & Shock
  • Orthopedic/Extremities Trauma
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Obstetrics +Pediatric Emergencies

Practical

  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Primary Assessment
  • History Taking
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Airway
  • Airway – Transport Ventilators
  • Trauma Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Chest Injuries
  • Orthopaedic/Extremities Trauma
  • Log Roll/ Helmet Removal
Module-3 Medical Emergencies

Theory

  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Diseases of Eye/Ear/Nose/Throat
  • Acute Abdomen
  • Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies
  • Gynaecologic Emergencies
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Hematologic Emergencies
  • Immunologic Emergencies
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatric Emergencies

 Practicals

  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies

Method-4 OperationsTheory

  • Ambulance Operations
  • Mass casualty Management introduction
  • Incident Command System
  • Communication
  • Triage
  • Mega Code
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support
  • Special Situations

 Practicals

  • Mass casualty Management introduction
  • Incident Command System
  • Communication
  • Triage
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support
  • Mega Code
Module- 5 Hospital Rotations
  • Hospital OJT (On Job Training)
  • Emergency Department
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Rooms

Certifying AuthorityTATA Institute of Social Sciences-School of Vocational Education (A deemed University established under UGC Act. 1956)