Department of Critical Care Medicine


    The department of Critical Care Medicine at SGPGIMS, Lucknow is the first academic department of its kind in the country. The department started in the year 2002 with 3 faculty members and 8 beds. Over the years, it has grown in several aspects. Currently, the staff includes

    Faculty

  1. Prof. A.K. Baronia
  2. Dr. Banani Poddar
  3. Dr. Afzal Azim
  4. Dr. R.K.Singh
  5. Dr.Mohan Gurjar

 

Prof. A.K. Baronia
Professor and Head of the Department                         

Postgraduate qualification

Institute

Post PG additional qualification/experience

In this institute since

MD Anaesthesiology

King George Medical College, Lucknow

1 year at Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, UK, in the field of Intensive Care

1988

Mail: baronia@sgpgi.ac.in and arvindbaronia@hotmail.com

Areas of interest

Heart-Lung Interaction
Bed-side indices and goal setting
Application of systems biology to critical illness
Real-time knowledge-convergence and knowledge-application tools
Critical illness and aging       

 

Dr. Banani Poddar
Additional Professor

Postgraduate qualification

Institute

Post PG additional qualification/experience

In this institute since

MD
Pediatrics

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

1 year at the PICU at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

2003

Mail: bananip@sgpgi.ac.in

Areas of interest

Pediatric critical care
Infection control in the ICU


Dr. Afzal Azim
Professor

Postgraduate qualification

Institute

Post PG additional qualification/experience

In this institute since

MD Anaesthesiology

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

PDCC  (SGPGI) in Neuroanesthesia
1 year at the ICU at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

2000

Mail: afzala@sgpgi.ac.in / draazim2002@gmail.com

Areas of interest

Preventive strategies for in-hospital cardiac arrest
Infection control in ICU
Dyselectrolytemia in ICU
Post ICU discharge follow up

 

Dr. R.K.Singh
Assistant Professor        

Postgraduate qualification

Institute

Post PG additional qualification/experience

In this institute since

MD
Internal Medicine

Intitute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

1 year PDCC in critical care medicine from SGPGIMS, Lucknow

2007

Mail: ratender@sgpgi.ac.in

Areas of interest

Education in critical care for medical and paramedical staff
Antibiotic policies
Ultrasonography in the ICU

 



Dr.Mohan Gurjar
Assistant Professor

Postgraduate qualification

Institute

Post PG additional qualification/experience

In this institute since

MD Anaesthesiology

GSVM Medical College, Kanpur

1 year PDCC in critical care medicine from SGPGIMS, Lucknow

2008

Mail: mohan@sgpgi.ac.in

Areas of interest

MDR Infection
Aerosolized antibiotics
Acute Kidney Injury
Biomarkers of infection

Senior Residents

Post graduates from the specialties of Anaesthesiology, Chest Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are eligible for the post of senior resident in the department.

Over a dozen Senior Residents work on 1:4 and 1:5 roster to look after the patients along with the faculty. At any given time, atleast two senior residents are available in the ICU.

Nurses

Around 35 dedicated and highly experienced nurses look after the nursing care of the patients admitted in the ICU.

Other supporting staff

A physiotherapist, a social worker and a dietician are available to help the ICU team to look after the patients. A two member departmental office staff assists the functioning of the department.

 

Clinical Services

 Clinical Services

  • The clinical services are provided through a closed ICU with the following 

 

  • A 12 bedded  general purpose ICU (planned to expand to 25 beds) for adult and pediatric patients
  • 24 hour presence of residents at the bedside and faculty cover
  • Bedside bronchoscopy
  • Bedside echocardiography
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy at the bedside
  • Bedside percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy
  • The departmental out-reach services to the wards include

 

  • Assessment, advice and transfer of sick patients to the ICU.
  • Airway assessment and management
  • Placement of central venous lines
  • Advice regarding parenteral nutrition of patients
  • A follow up clinic is running in the department every Friday to ensure follow up of the patients discharged from the ICU.

 

Teaching, training and education

A. Structured courses approved by the Institute

  • Post doctoral certificate course in Critical Care Medicine of one year duration
  • Post diploma certificate course in Critical Care Nursing of one year duration

 

The admission to these courses is through an entrance examination. Eligibility criteria are same as for the post of senior resident.

 

B. Short term observership

Candidates, irrespective of their current affiliation and background specialty, can take 1-3 months observership in this department. Eligibility criteria are same as for the post of senior resident. The fee structure is as per the Institute’s rules.

 

C. Training of sponsored candidates

The department accepts sponsored candidates for short (1-3 months) or long term (1-2 years) training from the all kind of public sector undertakings like Provincial Medical Services Doctors and Armed Forces Medical Services Doctors.

Short term trainees are given the Certificate of Observership while long-term trainees receive Certificate of Training. Long-term trainees work as full time Senior Residents. Eligibility criteria are same as for the post of senior resident. The fee structure is as per the Institute’s rules.

D. Future courses

Three year DM course in Critical Care Medicine is likely to take off in the near future.

Pediatric services and training

Dr. Banani has a special interest in the intensive care of pediatric patients. The ICU is  fully capable of handling children and adolescents who are critically ill.

Residents from a pediatric background are welcome to apply for senior residency and/or PDCC. The learning opportunities are enormous.

Contact us

Office: +91 522 2668700, extension 2540
ICU   : +91 522 2668700, extensions 2544, 2545

Fax: + 91 522 2668017

Email:  Faculty:    ccmfac@sgpgi.ac.in  ;      Residents: ccmres@sgpgi.ac.in



     


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