Ludhiana, December 18, 2017: Department of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Anaestheisiology in collaboration with Punjab Chapter of Critical Care Medicine under the aegis of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM )organized a CME on Trauma Critical Care Update at Hospital Campus on December 17. The pre-conference workshops for this CME conducted on December 16.
The Conference was formally inaugurated by Shri Prem Kumar Gupta, Secretary Managing Society DMCH. Dr Manoj Sobti, Member Punjab Medical Council, Dr Sandeep Sharma and Dr Ashwini Chowdhary, Medical Superintendents were also present. The conference was attended by about 300 delegates from the region.
Dr PL Gautam, Organizing Secretary said that the purpose of organizing this conference is to update the latest advancement in trauma resuscitation and critical care .
Punjab state has recorded the highest fatal accidents leading to disability and death of many young adults. In Punjab, 5,077 people died in just 6,952 accidents as per the annual report “Road Accidents in India” for 2016 recently released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Ludhiana city is the worst affected. Ludhiana recorded the highest severity rate in the country (69.9) against the national average of 31.4 per 100 accidents.
A book “Beyond Clinical Skills” authored by Dr PLGautam, Professor & Head Dept. of Critical Care Medicine was launched at the conference. The delegates had hands on experience on mannequins and machines in the pre-conference workshops for resuscitation of severely injured trauma patients. There were lectures on diagnostic modalities and management of critically ill trauma patients by learned international and national faculty from USA, PGI Chandigarh, AIIMS New Delhi and Govt. Medical Colleges of Punjab. A special session highlighting the importance of organ donation by brain dead trauma victims was also organized. It was followed by mind blowing quiz for post graduate students.