One of the main structural subdivisions of the City Cardiological Center in Almaty is the Admissions Department of Cardiology that services 315 beds in the hospital. The activity of the Admissions Department of Cardiology is based on Order No. 137 as at 28.02.2007 of the Department of Health Care «On the order of providing emergency and arranged assistance to therapeutical patients in hospitals of Almaty».
Providing help in the Admissions Department of Cardiology is done 24 hours per day. There are admissions of patients with the ischemic disease of the heart (acute myocardial infarction, progressing angina, first occuring angina, variant angina pectoris, acute coronary syndrome), acute disturbance of the heart rhythm and conductivity, with hypertensic crisis, with myocarditis and other illnesses of the cardio-vascular system.
The structure of the admissions department of cardiology includes the following:
- 2 doctor positions
- a procedural office
- an anti-shock ward
- an isolator
2 positions are located in the area where patients are being seen.
An anti-shock ward is set for 5 beds...
In this subdivision of the admissions department of cardiology all the necessary reanimation procedures for patients are performed, when patients come for treatment in a borderline state. Also, the anti-shock ward has observation of patients in order to differentially diagnose them and verify the diagnosis, providing the necessary treatment at this stage.
The isolator is used to observe patients and treat them, if they are suspected of having an infection.
During the quarantine for respiratory infections, a cubicle for patients with URTI is opened.
In the Admissions Department there is a special observation ward opened for detainees or people under investigation, as well as people who are serving sentence. This category of patients stays in the ward accompanied by convoy during the time of performing diagnostic and treatment procedures.
As of today, in the Admissions Department of the City Cardiological Center, there are 2 doctors who see patients 24 hours a day, and, if necessary, the Head of the Department sees patients as well. 2 medical nurses and 2 junior staff members work on this schedule as well.
When it is difficult to make and/or differentiate the diagnosis, there is a concilium of doctors held in the Admissions Department of Cardiology involving the Associate Chief Doctor on Treatment, Associate Professors of the internship training on therapy of Kazakhstan National Medical University, the faculty of emergency medical assistance of Kazakhstan National Medical University, Heads of Departments of the City Cardiological Center, narrow specialists. By the order of the director of the City Cardiological Center, the Admissions Department curation is done by the faculty of emergency assistance of Kazakhstan National Medical University, Associate Professor Almukhanbetov M.K. (Head of Faculty, professor Turlanov K.M.).
The Cardiology Admissions Department is serviced by the following diagnostic subdivisions:
- The Office of Functional Diagnostics (ECG, EchoCG).
- Clinical-diagnostic lab.
- X-ray office.
- Ultrasound office.
- Ultrasound office.
Besides, there is arranged a 24-hour consultation with the specialists of the City Cardiological Center and external consultants.