Department of Anaesthesiology (O.T)
History of the Department:-
The world history of anesthesia dates back to 16th October 1846 with a successful demonstration of ether anesthesia by William T.G Mortion in the Massachusetts general hospital ,Boston U.S.A .
The first administration of ether anesthesia in India under the supervision of Dr.O’ Saughnessy, the surgeon in the medical college hospital, Calcutta on 22nd march 1847.
The department of anesthesiology of TOMCH & RC Started in 2013 and has been seeing the development in this field from the day one. The department has grown from fully equipped 3 operation theaters to 9 operation theaters, 18 bedded post operative recovery rooms, and 15 bedded surgical, medical and cardiac intensive units. The scope of anesthesia for minor, major, supramajor, minimal accesses and high risk surgeries include the specialties like General Surgery, ENT, Urology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics & gynecology paediatrics and Ophthalmology. Apart from the clinical activities, the department of anesthesia has shown keen interest in academic activities by starting B.sc anesthesia technology and B.sc operation theater technology courses in 2016. The enthusiasm is extended to starting M D anesthesiology courses in 2020.
The academic and administrative activities of the department of anesthesia are carried out efficiently/effectively under the auspieces of the Professor and Head of the Department along with a team of professors, associate professors, assistant professors, senior residents, junior residents and Interns in anesthesiology. The Nursing staff, technical staff and Biomedical engineers help maintaining the Operation theatres, Intensive case units and the Manifolds of medical gas distribution system.
The department established a Museum of anesthesia dedicated to the subject with historical photographs, depicted impartant events, historical charts, and with collection of invaluable pieces of equipments.
Work towards pain free for all at TOMCH & RC
Commitment and perseverance to achieve our mission and vision.
Details of Heads of the Department:-
|Sl.No||Name of HOD||FROM||TO|
|1||Dr.Saraswathi devi||02/01/2015||Till date|
extension number: 143
We have computer with internet facility with access to various online journals.
CME Programmes and Activities:-
The faculty of the department of anesthesiology regularly participate in the Regional, National, International, state conferences and IMA Scientific meets in anesthesiology by delivering Lectures , participating in Panel discussions and presiding over scientific sessions. The department is involved in conducting clinical classes, evaluation of the students by internal assessments and actively participating with other departments in conducting guest lectures, workshops, clinico-pathological meetings and integrated teaching programmes.
Conducts Regular basic life support classes for Students, Nurses, Technician Auto drivers and general public.
Awards and Achievements
Professor Dr. P Saraswathi Devi
1. International Recognition:
a) International Cancer Research Education Technology Transfer (ICRETT) Award instituted by International Union against Cancer Care (UICC) – Awarded for successfully carrying out research on “Subcutaneous Hydromorphone Polymer Implant and its implication for Cancer Pain Treatment in Developing Countries” in 1996 at John’s Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, USA.
b) Bursary Award, founded by dame Cecily Saunders Of World Hospice Movement was granted to attend a Multi-professional course at St.Christopher’s Hospice , London U.K. in 2003 in recognition of work done in ‘Palliative Care’ in India.
2. National Recognition:
Past President of IAPC (Indian Association of Palliative Care) for two consecutive year 2002-2004.
4. SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS PROFESSION
Initiated and Instrumental in the Amendment of NDPS Rules in Karnataka ;Worked with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of Karnataka & WHO Collaborating centre, Wisconsin, USA, to Simplify and Ammend Narcotic and Psychotropic Substance Rules (NDPS Act )to Make Oral Opioids (Oral Morphine ) easily available for cancer patients suffering with excruciating pain.
Care in India.
6. Life time achievements:
“Life Time achievement Award” for the contribution in the field of Anaesthesia by Indian society of anesthesiologists, Metro branch, Bangalore on 16th October 2018.
7. Any other Relevant
The faculty are activity involved in conducting “Jeeva Raksha” ECLS course (Emergency Case and Life Support) Lanched by Rajiv Gandhi university. This course has been conducted periodically at TOMCH & RC to train students, staff Paramedical staff public.