KUTRRH Critical Care Services

Improvement of acute care services has been cited as an important goal towards strengthening overall health delivery. Central to delivery of acute care is emergency care services. Research points to the acute and emergency care being hampered by a variety of challenges across the global divide including a poor understanding of reasons for patients seeking emergency care,
standardized reporting measures and lack of consensus on essential services especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Facility-level data on patient presentations as well as resources required for acute and emergency care indicate critical gaps in meeting requisite levels of patient care and desired outcomes.
At KUTRRH, the accident and emergency services department averages about 40,000 patients annually with referrals accepted locally as well as from the East African region. The department comprises of highly specialized emergency personnel who work towards restoration of good health for the patients. Key among their goal is evaluation of patients, conduct of requisite emergency intervention in consultation with various specialists as well as stabilization of pa-tients. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art resuscitation equipment, observation beds and
consultation rooms.
Key units in the department include the adult emergency unit, pediatric emergency unit, adult outpatient unit, pediatric outpatient unit, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) ambulance services, and helipad evacuations for air emergency response. A round-the-clock access to a wide range of healthcare specialists and equipment enables the accident and emergency department at KUTTRH provide high quality medical care and prompt priority to acute life-threatening conditions.

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