Department of Anesthesiology

  On August 291959the first operation was performed under anesthesia in the history of Daping Hospital. The department of anesthesiology was officially established in 1978, and the first director was Liu Huai-qiong.  In 1986, it was entitled to grant master¨s degrees. In the past 50 years, the department has made great achievements in medical care, education, research, and becomes one of the most important clinical departments in the hospital. Currently, the department has 26 standard operating rooms with 100-10000 grade air purification systems.  Each room is equipped with safety monitoring systems for anesthesia, shadowless surgical lighting, automatic operating tables, hemostatic argon scalpels and ultra-sonic scalpels, and autologous-blood recovery machines, which provide effective monitoring and protection.  The department has developed operative and anesthetic techniques that meet the requirements of large general hospitals and teaching hospitals in China.  The annual operation amounts rank the third in all hospitals of Chongqing.
  The department is composed of members from both the anesthesiology and operation departments.  Currently there are 136 members, including 48 doctors, 83 nurses, and 5 technicians. There are 8 members with senior academic titles, 9 with Ph. D., and 13 with master degrees.  The department leaders and professional staff are members of the Anesthesia sub-Committee of the Chinese Medical Association, the deputy director of the Military¨s Anesthesiology and Recovery Committee, members of the Anesthesia Committee of the Chinese Disaster Medical Association, members of the Anesthesiology sub-Committee of the Chinese Doctors¨ Association, the director and deputy director of the Anesthesiology and Recovery Committee of the Chongqing Medical Association, the vice-chairman of the Pain Management Committee of the Chongqing Medical Association, the vice-chairman of the Anesthesiology sub-Committee of the Chongqing integrated Chinese traditional and Western Medicine Association, and the deputy director of Pain Management sub-Committee of Chongqing integrated Chinese traditional and Western Medicine Association.
  The anesthesiology department is primarily responsible for the anesthesia of all surgical patients in the hospital, and resuscitation of critical patients. It is also in charge of the resuscitation and monitoring of critical patients in other departments and the management of ICU.  General anesthesia is performed in 65% of operations, spinal-epidural anesthesia in 20%, and nerve blocking anesthesia in 15%.
  The anesthesiology department offers pain treatment and post-operative self-control analgesia. In addition, cooperating with relevant departments, we can offer painless labor, painless abortion, painless endoscopy and insomnia treatment, etc, which win high academic reputation nationally.
  Being a component of the hospitals¨ army trauma treatment center and adjacent to ICU, the anesthesiology department is responsible for the monitoring and treatment of critical patients with organ transplants, cardiopulmonary bypass, trauma in the perioperative period and the training of specialized medical professionals.  The department has established post-operative recovery rooms with 10 beds, guaranteeing that all post-operative patients are safely transfered to general wards.
  Over the past 20 years, the anesthesia department has focused on anesthetic management for trauma and coma patients, and the changes of coagulation-fibrinolysis for critically patients, organ transplants patients and patients in high altitude areas. The care and research also includes plasma substitute blood, autoblood transfusions, high frequency ventilators and more. The department is responsible for executing the army¨s ninth five-year plan and eleventh five-year plan and a project of Chongqing¨s Science Committee.  One program was granted with the 2nd award of military science and technology progress award (Cooperative Program), 5 Programs with the 3rd prize, 2 programs with the 4th prize, and two programs with the 2nd prize of the military medical advancement award.  The department has published more than 120 academic papers, trained 33 master¨s students, edited two monographs and a courseware, and co-edited 2 textbooks and 20 monographs.
  In 2000, the department was given a third award for collective achievement. In 2008, Chongqing Communist Youth League Committee conferred the department the outstanding youth community award for the contribution in ^5.12 ̄ Wenchuan earthquake.  The department gained the titles as ^advanced department ̄, ^stable and safe units ̄ and ^excellent party branch of CPA ̄ several times.

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