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EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT (EMD)

 

A: INTRODUCTION:

The emergency medicine department (EMD) at MNH-Mloganzila acts as the interface between the hospital and the population that it serves. It is the receiving department for all emergency referrals and cases at Muhimbili National Hospital-Mloganzila campus. The department was opened in September 2017. It is among the very few full capacity EMDs in Tanzania having emergency physicians available in the department for 24-hours every day including weekends and holidays. The Emergency Medicine Department (EMD) is equipped with advanced life support machines and Point-Of-Care investigations that help to provide specialized and quality emergency interventions to all patients, adult and pediatric presenting to MNH-Mloganzila campus with undifferentiated medical, surgical and trauma illnesses at different levels of acuity. The Department also coordinates the Ambulance Unit, which is used to transfer patients between MNH main campus and Mloganzila campus when such need arises, but also some dedicated services upon request of patients/ relatives. The EMD in collaboration with other stakeholders serves as the commanding and tertiary receiving center for mass causality incidents around Dar es salaam and Tanzania at large.

 

B: AIM

Emergence Medicine Department (EMD provides services for acutely ill patients with potential life-threatening conditions and the aim is to stabilize and manage them for a maximum of 24 hours before referral to an inpatient ward, intensive care unit, outpatient clinic or medical evacuation if possible for further diagnostic and treatment.

C: EMD STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES: