It is with Great Pride that INDUSEM and The Academic College of Emergency Experts in India dedicate EMERALD: The Emergency Departments Quality Certification Program in partnership with National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Health Care (NABH) Providers.
A sudden serious clinical event can distort the cognitive judgment of any individual would manage to rush the victim to the nearest health centre and expect the healthcare professionals present there to handle the situation thereafter and do whatever it takes to restore the victim’s health.
Emergency care however, is a far more complex subject deeply engaging a confluence of empathy, presence of mind, equipment, precise clinical knowledge and trained procedural skills.
The reputation of the hospital is dependent on the quality of care it provides and more so in Emergency Situations. The most important question of whether emergency care provided even in paid private setups is really benchmarked for quality; remains a major challenge.
The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations is largely responsible for bringing in this movement towards benchmarked quality to Indian hospitals. A lot of hospitals have recognized the need and benefits of adopting standard operating protocols in most parts of the hospital and consequently been awarded accreditation for the same.
Emergency Department of a Hospital is the first point of contact for a patient seeking acute care at a hospital.
Emergency medicine as a clinical specialty, as an academic curriculum and as a distinct department within the hospital are relatively nascent ideas in this country.
Most hospitals have a nominal casualty that functions as a gateway for diverting emergencies to ICUs or other hospitals without necessarily understanding the complete extent of the clinical event, the ideal management for the same and the need to measure and audit the performance of the department on a periodic basis for further learning and improvement.
This is what forms the basis for a separate and detailed quality certification process for Emergency Departments.
Given the clinical, emotional and legal repercussions of how the patient is managed in the emergency, the need and scope for standardization is tremendous. Not only does it assure the critical patient of being managed using evidence based protocols, but it also shifts the thrust from an unpredictable personnel-dependent approach to a more stable and defined systems approach, reducing the likelihood of human judgment errors.
“INDUSEM-ACEE leaders played a defining role with our partners at NABH to bring EMERALD -The Quality Program for Emergency Departments in India. The EMERALD Initiative started in 2014 and today it is with pride that NABH-A National Accreditation Body has commissioned benchmarks to access, maintain, and promote quality of Emergency Medical Care. We at INDUSEM along with our partners at NABH and The Academic College of Emergency Experts in India and The Emergency Medicine Association are proud to dedicate EMERALD to the nation. We are committed to make care better for all patients arriving at Emergency Departments across India. We request all Emergency Medicine Departments to get EMERALD Certification so we can bring quality processes in Emergency Medical Care. EMERALD CERTIFICATE: MEANS A DISTINGUSIHED RECOGNITION OF QUALITY EMERGENCY CARE!” Stated INDUSEM CEO and Chairman of ACEE Dr. Sagar Galwankar
The INDUSEM mission is to envision and implement the future of Patient Care across the world. The partnership brings together Expert Educators, Inquisitive Innovators and Physicians supporting Safe Patient Care across India, United States and the World. INDUSEM is the Top International Partnership across the World and brings together Institutions, Individuals and Initiatives focused on improving patient care globally. Till date INDUSEM has reached over 50,000 Experts and its reach continues to grow daily. For more information:www.indusem.org
The Academic College of Emergency Experts was established by Leaders of INDUSEM to create a guild of expert clinicians who are have a mastery at providing safe patient care with high quality therapeutics based on latest evidence based medicine. The only Unique College in Asia ACEE only bestows affiliation after a rigorous coaching and testing process hereby maintaining its high standards of commitment to education and excellence. It surpasses the erstwhile ideology of existing academic colleges where affiliation is based on recommendation. The College offers its Fellowship in various areas of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Pediatrics. Toxicology, Emergency Nursing etc. For More Information:www.acee-india.org
The Emergency Medicine Association was founded in 2015 during the INDUSEM2015 World Congress of Academic Emergency Medicine in New Delhi. EMA is the Official voice of competent Emergency Experts. Working towards provision of quality emergency care The EMA is an organized Guild of Emergency Leaders in Health and Medicine. Focused on Developing, Practicing and Progressing Emergency Medicine. EMA has a strong relation with partner organizations, individuals and institutions across the world. The EMA boasts of a strong DNA with its relationships which are geared towards potentiating growth. EMA has the support of the INDO-US Emergency and Trauma Collaborative, the Academic College of Emergency Experts in India and the Academic for Clinical Emergency Nursing in India. For More Information: www.emaindia.net
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare organisations. NABH was established in the year 2006. NABH is structured to cater to much desired needs of the consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. NABH is an Institutional Member as well as a Board member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (lSQua). NABH is a member of the Accreditation Council of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). NABH is on board of Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua). For More Information: www.nabh.co