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Rashid Hospital expands emergency, trauma services

DUBAI, December 26, 2017

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has provided the latest smart systems and expanded the Emergency and Trauma Center at Rashid Hospital, making it the biggest Emergency Department in the country.
 
One of the latest developments made by the authority’s IT department is the Salama Project, which has linked the DHA electronic medical records system with the ambulances of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Service.
 
Dr Victor Butros, consultant and head of Emergency Department said that by linking Salama with the ambulances, paramedics will be able to notify the emergency department with the patient’s condition before they arrive to the hospital.
 
He added that this information will be displayed on a screen allowing doctors and nurses to prepare accordingly to meet the patient’s treatment needs prior to their arrival. This will allow for optimal treatment of patients who arrive to the hospital in critical condition.
 
The DHA has also expanded earlier last year Rashid Hospital’s trauma centre to include two floors with a capacity 159 beds.
 
Sixty-six beds have been added to the second floor, which will be designated for intensive care specialty, including internal medicine, neurosurgery and general surgery. This is an increase of 50 per cent in intensive care beds.
 
The third floor on the other hand, will have 93 beds used for general surgery, specialized surgeries and fractures to name a few.
 
The expansion of Rashid Hospital’s trauma center will better help cater to the 500-600 daily cases the center receives.
 
New Medical specializations
New medical specializations have also been added as part of the expansion, they include hand , liver and spine surgery, bone fractures and bariatric surgery. These specializations are part of the third floor expansions related to general surgery.
 
High-quality technology has been added to the smart beds, that track the status of the patient in bed to avoid cases of falling out of the bed. This  technology also ensures maintaining the status of the head (30 degrees) for stroke patients. It also ensures an inline stabilization for patients with spinal injuries.  - TradeArabia News Service



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