|2-DAY CRITICAL CARE WORKSHOP COMMENCES AT FORTIS HOSPITAL, MOHALI|
Chandigarh , May 2, 2011: A two-day Critical Care Support Workshop which addressed fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care commenced at Fortis Hospital Mohali. Over 50 doctors from the tri-city and towns from Punjab and Haryana such as Yamunanagar, Karnal and Ropar attended the first days deliberations. The faculty for Day 1 included Dr. Amit K. Mandal, Fortis Hospital, Mohali; Dr. Omender Singh, Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, Dr Praveen Bajaj, Dr Manish Gupta, Dr Parvinder Chawla, Dr Gyanendra Agrawal, INSCOL Hospital, Dr Tanveer Kundra, Fortis Mohali, Dr Rajiv Dhunna and Dr. Chetan Goel, Ivy hospital.
Highlighting the importance of such academic sessions for the general public, Dr. Amit K. Mandal, Senior Consultant, Pulmonology & Critical Care, Fortis Hospital, Mohali and the Course Coordinator said, “The Intensive Care Departments of hospitals have grown well in metropolitan cities but the smaller towns are still lacking in expert Critical Care Support. The aim here is to help the doctors from such towns to improve upon their practices leading to better delivery of health care services. The 2-Day course was a structured training course conducted by Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA and will enable care providers to assess the critically ill patients in an organized fashion, prioritize clinical critical care management issues, identify appropriate diagnostic tests, identify and respond to significant changes in the status of critically ill patients and identify the essential role of care providers in managing acute care scenario.”
Dr. Mandal also spoke extensively on mechanical ventilation and life threatening infections, their diagnosis and adequate antibiotic treatment. “The need of the hour is to recognize and manage patients adequately in the acute settings since more and more of the population is falling sick and thus requiring intensive care support.”
Dr. Omender Singh, Director, Critical Care, Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi who is also the National Course Consultant focused on how to recognize and assess seriously ill patients. “The aim is to improve the outcome of patients with brain injury” he said. Dr Praveen Bajaj spoke on ‘Acute Coronary Syndrome’ as well as on ‘Mechanical Ventilation’. He deliberated on ‘Ethical Considerations during Acute Care’ Dr Manish Gupta talked about ‘Trauma & Burn Management’ as well as ‘Airway Management’. Dr. Parwinder Chawla gave an insight into ‘Cardiopulmonary / Cerebral Resuscitation’. Demos were also given at various work stations by the doctors, which proved to be of immense benefit to the audience.
The Workshop concludes with the care givers being given useful information on Critical Care in Pregnancy, General Pediatric vs Adult Patient Considerations, Life Threatening Infections, Monitoring Blood Flow, Oxygenation, Acid & Base Status, Diagnosis & Management of Shock, Basic Neurological support, Special Considerations, Electrolytes & Metabolic Disturbances and Diagnosis & Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
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