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Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services (PGDEMS)

Life Supporters Institute of Health Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma

by Life Supporters Institute of Health Sciences

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Subjects Covered & Categories
Category: PGD in Emergency Medical Services (PGDEMS) | Medical Emergency

Basic Details

MBBS / BAMS / BHMS / BUMS / B.Sc. Nursing / GNM /ANM

Medium of instruction:English
Overview, Content & Syllabus

Admission Procedure
The PGDEMS is a one-year course offered in two batches twice a year. Admissions are open for PGDEMS for the course starting in the month of December and June. Candidate should submit the prescribed application form duly completed along with 3 passport sized photographs and an attested copy of the Degree / Registration Certificate on or before the prescribed last date.

Teaching Pattern of the Course

The course consist of 12 academic months, out of which initial 6 months is theoretical with hands on training on the mannequins. In the next 6 months, students are kept for supervised internship training in the Emergency Department, ICU and OT of P. D. Hinduja Hospital and MRC and in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance. Being a weekend course, teaching will be conducted for 8 hours every weekend. i.e. Saturdays (1:30pm – 6:00pm) and on Sunday’s (9am – 1:30 pm) for the first 6 months.
To complete this course successfully, minimum attendance required is 75%

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Preparatory

EMS System - Roles and Responsibilities

The Well - being of the EMP

Injury Prevention

Medical / Legal and Ethical Issues

Overview of Human systems

General Principles of Pathophysiology


Venous Access and Medication Administration

Therapeutic communications

Module 2 : Patient Assessment

History taking

Techniques of Physical Examination

Patient Assessment

Clinical Decision Making

Communication & Documentation

Module 3 : Airway Management and Ventilation

Airway Management and Ventilation

Module 4 : Trauma

Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury

Hemorrhage and Shock

Soft tissue trauma

Head and facial trauma

Spinal, Thoracic and Abdominal trauma

Musculoskeletal trauma

Module 5 : Medical

Pulmonary, Cardiology, Neurology and Gastroentrology

Endocrinology, Urology/ Renal

Allergies and Anaphylaxis & Hematology

Toxicology and Environmental Conditions

Gynecology & Obstetrics

Infectious and Communicable Diseases

Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

Module 6 : Special Considerations

Neonatology & Pediatrics

Geriatrics, Abuse & Neglect

Patients with Special Challenges

Module 7 : Assessment – Based Management

Assessment – Based Management

Module 8 : Operations

Ambulance operations

Medical Incident Command

Rescue Awareness and Operations

Hazardous Materials Incidents

Crime Scene Awareness

Hospital Emergency Disaster Management
The two day course is designed to enhance health care personnel, both administrative and medical, to prepare for health care facilities and develop capacities of personnel to a state of preparedness and respond effectively to internal or community emergencies that involve large numbers of casualties. This will enable hospitals and health facilities in general to develop a well designed major incident plan and its testing methodology.

Intended Audience
This course is intended for administrators handling Disaster Management, Hospital Administrators, Health Care Facility Managers, Emergency Department Physicians & Nurses, Public Health Officials, who are responsible for hospital emergency planning, or and any emergencies involving mass casualties that require involvement of the major resources of the Hospital.

Course Length - 16 hours
Written / Skills Exam - Required for completion Certificate.

Course Schedule & Price
Classroom - Regular
When Duration Where Remarks Price
Not Specified 1 Years
All Venues Course Length - 16 hours. Price On Request

Venues (Locations)
Mumbai, Bandra East (Head Office):- CSSC, M.N. Roy Human Development Campus, 2nd Floor C Wing, Near Uttar Bhartiya College, Behind Teacher's Colony Bandra East, Mumbai - 400 051, Maharashtra, India

About Course Provider

Life Supporters Institute of Health Sciences

Lifesupporters Institute Of Health Sciences (LIHS): LIHS is a Mumbai based registered ‘not for profit’ organization, with 80(g) tax exemption; established in Feb 2005 by a group of doctors to address the huge gap in the field of providing training to medical personnel, health care providers, paramedics, nurses, drivers and common people to provide life support / emergency medical service in emergency situations. LIHS is a recognized International training center of the American Heart Association in India and conducts Life support courses and it also conducts training for Paramedics the “Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Service” in association with P.D.Hinduja National Hospital and Research Center Hospital. LIHS supports Mumbai University to conduct Primary Care Paramedic Course.

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