::Departments : Clinical : Department of Anaesthesiology
The Dept of Anaesthesiology is one of the largest post-graduate teaching department of this college.  There are adequate number of  professor, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Senior Residents attached with this department as per MCI norms.  Post-graduate training ( M.D- Anaesthesiology) had started from the year 2009. 2 seats were allotted for the first batch and they passed out from this institute in 2012. On the subsequent years, 4 seats are allotted per year. Medical Council of India has recognized the P.G course(R.N.262(22)2012/MED dated 10.10.2012 )

          The para-medical training ( Anaesthesia Technicians) is also given in this department. 18 candidates are given training per year and are placed in various reputed hospitals after their training.

          LSAS training: Every year 4 medical officers from the Primary Health Centres or Govt Hospitals are given training for Life Saving Anaesthetic Skills under the Central Govt Scheme.
                                     
 
III. OUT-PATIENT PARTICULARS
            Dept of Anaesthesiology is having its own pre-anaesthetic assessment clinic in the out-patient block.  All the patients, posted for surgery are examined and screened by an Assistant Professor, 2 post-graduates and a CRRI.
 
 
IV. OPERATION THEATRES
There are 6 well equipped operation theatres with twin tables for the elective surgeries posted under various specialities like General surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family welfare, E.N.T, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology, Plastic surgery and Paediatric surgery. Apart from that, there is an exclusive emergency operation theatre for the emergency surgeries which function 24 hours a day. All the theatres are well equipped with state of art equipments.

NUMBER OF MAJOR SURGERIES DONE IN THE PAST 2 YEARS 
Following are the type of Anaesthesia for the surgeries done in various theatres for the past 2 years.

V. ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
            This department is having a well stocked Departmental Library apart from the College central library, a museum and a LCD projector fitted conference hall for its exclusive use. Regular theory classes, P.G symposia, Journal club meetings and case discussion are done and all the Post-graduates are encouraged to take part in the discussion.
 Every year World Anaesthesia Day is celebrated in the department by conducting P.G Quiz, Essay competition and guest Lectures.
 In the year 2011, an industrial visit to the Oxygen distillation and bottling plant was made to Madurai by all the Post-graduate to learn about the method of gas bottling and safety measures adopted in it.
The following scientific papers are published in the e-journal, run by The Tamilnadu M.G.R.Medical University, Chennai.

 
PAPER PRESENTATION IN THE CONFERENCE:
            In the year 2011, a scientific paper titled “Attenuation of injection pain of Propofol with intravenous Diclofenac sodium” was presented in the Tamilnadu State Anaestheisa conference held at Erode by our Post-graduate student Dr.Subhash kumar.
VI. C.M.E CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT
 We regularly conduct C.M.E and workshops for the post-graduates and CRRI which help them to upgrade their knowledge.
S.NO NAME OF THE C.M.E DETAILS BENEFICIARIES
1 ENTHIRAN-2011 C.M.E and workshop on Anaesthesia machines Anaesthesia Post-graduates and Practising Anaesthesiologists
2 B.L.S Workshop Training on the basic Life Support with mannequins CRRI
3 TRISACON 2013 Difficult airway workshop  
4 CME on biostatistics Introduction to Biostatistics  10 credit points for PGs and faculties
 
VII. CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY OUR FACULTIES
             Our staffs regularly attend all the National, Zonal and State Anaesthesiology conferences and upgrade their knowledge periodically. The following staff members have given lectures in the conferences/workshops as mentioned against their names.
S.NO FACULTY DETAILS OF LECTURE
1 Professor 1.Pro-con session on Low flow anaesthesia in ENTHIRAN-2011
2.BLS overview – BLS workshop-2012
2 Associate Professor Airway Gadgets in BLS workshop-2012
3 Associate Professor 1.Low flow Anaesthesia in State Anaesthesia Conference- 2011
2.Basic Physics for Anaesthesiologists in South Zone Anaesthesia Conference –Coimbatore 2012
3.Multi modal Post-operative Analgesia – C.M.E –Thirunelveli-2012
4. Anaesthesia Accidents –C.M.E by  I.S.A. Theni-2012
4 Assistant Professor 1.Troubleshooting in mechanical ventilation – SWASAM-2012
2.Arrythmias and Defibrillation – BLS workshop-2012
5 Assistant Professor 1.Weaning from Ventilation – SWASAM-2012
2.Anaesthesia for patients on anti-psychiatric drugs – State Anaesthesia conference – ERODE2011
3. Facts about breathing and ventilation – BLS workshop-2012
6 Assistant Professor Resuscitation of Circulation in CPR – BLS workshop-2012
 

RESEARCH PROJECT PAST AND PRESENT:

I. Research papers  presented at South Zonal Anaesthesia conference at Trivandrum-Aug 2015

    1. by Dr.D.Hemamalini - Topic: Effect of  anaesthetist's experience in the incidence of PDPH-an analysis in LSCS patient.

    2.by Dr.R.Ayshvarya - Role of pre-procedural ultrasound imaging of lumbar spine in predicting the ease of performance of spinal anaesthesia

    3. by Dr.Elavarasan - Evaluation of the addition of clonidine to 0.75% Ropivacaine in peribulbar block for phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

    4. Dr.Dhivakar -Evaluation of patient satisfaction following anaesthesia

    5. Dr.Chitralekha - Comparitive study of Tramadol and Dexmeditomidine for the treatment of post spinal shivering

II. Research papers presented in the State Anaesthesia conference at Yerkaud -2015

    1. by Dr.J.Ramya - A survey on the adequacy of post-operative analgesia in post-LSCS patients - Got best paper award.

    2. by Dr. Priyadarshini - Evaluation of the effect  dexmeditomidine in abolishing the awareness in caesarean patients.

III. Research papers to be presented in the State anaesthesia conference to be held at Courtallam on 3 rd sep 2016- On going research projects
 

 
 
 Staff:
Professor - 1
Associate Professor - 4
Assistant Professor -  6
Senior Resident - 4
Junior Resident - 6

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