Established on : Tuesday, April 30, 2013
At present, the Department provides protocolled anesthesia services and ICU services to General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, GI surgery, Neurosurgery, Surgical Oncology, Urology, CTVS, Burns & Plastic as well as Trauma and Emergency 24/7.
It also provides peripheral anesthesia services to interventional radiology (MRI, CT scan, DSA), Interventional Cath Lab, ECT, Brachytherapy, Endoscopy, and Maternity operation theatre.
Acute and chronic pain procedures are done routinely on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the dedicated operation theatre. Currently, we are running all the Modular operation theatres along with 24/7 emergency services. Renal Transplant Anesthesia services commenced from January 2024.
Over the years, along with the development of Medical Sciences, the Department has set up its own high-patient care, education, and research. All operation theatres are equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia machines, facilities for invasive blood pressure monitoring, Thoracic Echocardiography Ultrasound machine for intraoperative monitoring in cardiac cases, Entropy and BIS monitoring and coagulation monitoring, and rapid fluid infuser for major surgery; Ultrasonography for regional anesthesia blocks, vascular access, point of care.
A dedicated Skill Lab having multiple task trainers, medium fidelity, and a high-fidelity simulator is functional, and regular simulation teachings are being conducted by our department.
Pre-Anaesthesia Check-up (PAC) Clinic
: Referred patients scheduled for surgical/investigative procedures are screened in the PAC Clinic.
The post anaesthesia recovery room (PACU)
is one of the state-of-the-art recovery rooms adjoining operation theatres. It is equipped with multi-parameter monitors, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)/ infusion pumps, an anesthesia machine, and a defibrillator machine for emergency requirements.
Intensive Care Unit Our ICU is equipped with modern ventilators, multiparameter monitors, an ultrasonography machine, and a dedicated dialysis unit. The ICU caters to post-surgical patients in the surgical ICU (10 beds) and medical patients in the Medical ICU (30 beds).
Pain Clinic and Interventions
: Patients suffering from Acute and Chronic pain are referred to this Clinic for treatment. Image-guided interventional pain management facilities and various other modalities of pain therapy, viz., radio-frequency ablation, neurolytic block, TENS, Acupuncture, etc., are available. Procedures are carried out twice a week in the operating theatre.
National-level Conferences conducted were AB-AAW (AIIMS Bhopal- Advanced Airway Workshop) in 2022 and 2023, the ECHO workshop in 2021, and the Pain and Palliative Programme.
: The department regularly conducts Workshops and Continuous Medical Education programs.
BLS hands-on workshops for AIIMS Bhopal MBBS students, residents, nursing staff, faculties, and other administrative people are regularly conducted.
The department runs three-year academic courses in DM Critical Care Medicine, DM Oncoanesthesia, and DM Neuroanesthesia. The residency program and curriculum include clinical rotation in the respective areas and a weekly academic schedule.
SRLF (Senior Residency Linked Fellowship) in Pediatric Anesthesia, Cardiac Anesthesia, and Pain was started in 2023. It is a one-year academic program.
AIIMS Bhopal postgraduate anesthesia program (MD) is three years and offers a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum designed to equip future anesthesiologists with the knowledge and skills to excel in this critical medical field; it includes A well-rounded rotation for exposure to all surgical specialties, broadening their understanding of diverse patient needs and anesthetic considerations. Rotations in Intensive Care Units refine critical care skills, enabling residents to manage critically ill patients with confidence. Structured learning with defined procedural guidelines ensures residents practice with consistent quality and patient safety in mind. Thesis writing is mandatory. They are involved in Interactive Seminars and Journal Clubs, Case Discussions, and Tutorials. Every day OT teaching presents a new learning opportunity as residents analyse and discuss cases encountered in operation theatres and the Intensive Care Unit.
Beyond the Curriculum: The AIIMS program fosters a supportive and collaborative learning environment where residents can build strong working relationships and develop close bonds with faculty and fellow residents through the Mentor-Mentee Programme, creating a network of professional support and lifelong friendships.
The tenure of non-academic Senior Residency is of a three-year duration, during which residents are rotated in all specialties to impart excellent training.
Prestigious Awards received by the faculties:
The Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology awarded Dr. Pooja Singh KOP’s National Award for best oral paper presentation in 2023.
Dr. Ashutosh Kaushal received the Prof. PK Singh Young Anaesthesiologist Award from the UP chapter of ISA and the KPR Young Anaesthesiologist Award from the Kerala chapter of ISA in 2023.
Funded Projects by the faculty: 06
Non-funded Projects by the faculty: 07