KG Hospital conducted the American Heart Association (AHA)-certified Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) programmes in the hospital Auditorium from November 8 to 10, 2017.
Inaugurating the programmes Dr G.Bakthavathsalam said, “The doctor who sees the patient first, especially during emergency situations, decides the ultimate destiny of the patient. The hospital is the most dangerous place where cardiac, vascular and neurological issues will happen all of a sudden, and therefore, the doctors should stay always alert. ”
He emphasized the point that the healthcare professionals should get familiar with the BLS and ACLS procedures, so as to serve the patients better. All the employees in KG Hospital were trained in BSL techniques and an attempt was being made to impart ACLS training among all the healthcare professionals, he said.
A batch of 12 doctors underwent the training. At the end of the 3-day session, the trainees took the examinations. While they all did well, 5 of them came out with distinction. They would get the internationally recognized American Heart Association certificates.
KG Hospital will be conducting BSL and ACLS programmes for the healthcare providers in the second week of every month in the KG Hospital Auditorium. These programmes will run for 3 days from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. The course fee (excluding food and other expenses) would be Rs 7,500 per candidate.
The BLS programme focuses on ECG, pharmacology and resuscitation technique related to cardiovascular emergencies. The ACLS programme is all about recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and team dynamics and communication.
Further details could be obtained from AHA recognized Clinical Instructors – contact numbers 99942 81390, 99430 82626 or 80120 44101.