Welcome to the Unit of Anesthesiology at Dr. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (IRCH), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)! Our resolve is to deliver the highest quality of clinical care to our patients from the pre-anesthetic workup of the surgically resectable disease to the palliative management of the terminally ill cancer patients. During this clinical journey of the patient, our team provides continuum of clinical and pain management in the peri-operative period, in the critically ill settings, during the transition from curative management to pain and palliative care and end-of-life care in the terminally ill stages.
Our faculties are committed to achieving excellence in clinical care and education, and they hold deep academic values. We continue to draw the brightest and most talented senior residents who, after completing their post-graduation (Doctor of Medicine, i.e., M.D.) in anesthesiology from various reputed institutes in India, have shown dedicated interests in onco-anesthesiology, critical care, pain management and palliative care. Our long-term goal in education and clinical experience is to train senior residents to become future leaders in onco-anesthesiology, critical care, pain management and palliative care.
Our unit conducts research in the fields of Cancer Pain, Palliative Care and Perioperative Medicine. Our faculty and senior residents engage in multidisciplinary projects with Intervention Radiology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology while taking full academic advantage of the rich resources of AIIMS. Critical Observation and Learning are translated into innovation throughout the department.
Our team comprise of two faculties, one senior research associate and 12 senior residents. All of them are professionally qualified anesthesiologists and critical care physicians and have gained experience as palliative care personnel in the advanced cancer patients referred for pain and other symptoms. We have been managing them as outpatients for last nine years with the inpatient facility being a recent addition since January 2007. The free service of home care team of CANSUPPORT has been a collaborative force since the time of our outpatient palliative care. The hospice referrals are being sent to SHANTI AVEDNA SADAN for free service of hospice care. Besides our six-bedded independent inpatient facility, we also take care of outpatients in four-days-a-week OPD, interventional operation theatres two-days-a-week, daily emergent follow-up of OPD patients, daily elective or emergent bedside palliative interventions, 24-hours on-call facility for oncology ward inpatients and 24-hours telephonic guidance for emergent palliative needs of our patients. The inpatient facility has been a recent addition to our palliative care delivery system. Our team has utilized this opportunity of caring the incurable patients on inpatient basis by aggressively intervening the difficult pains and complex symptoms at the end-of-life.
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