Ludhiana, November 11, 2014: DMCH, Ludhiana organised International Emergency Medicine and Trauma Symposium in collaboration with American Academy & Global Academy of Emergency Medicine was held today in Dumra Auditorium.
According to Organising Secretary-Dr Rajesh Mahajan, the symposium was organised to discuss the issues pertaining to care of trauma patients and those having an emergency illness.
The symposium was formally inaugurated by distinguished guest speakers from abroad and medical administrators including Vice Principal Dr Sandeep Puri, Chief Cardiologist Dr GS Wander and Medical Supdt. Dr Sandeep Sharma. In his message, Dr Sandeep Puri informed that DMCH has state-of-art modern day emergency care in the region. Its 24-hour emergency and trauma care is geared to meet all medical and surgical emergencies.
Dr Pankaj Arora from Australia, who is President of American Academy of Emergency Medicine in India (AAEMI) delivered talks on ‘Airway Management’ and ‘Sepsis after Arise’ Airway management is the medical process of ensuring there is an open pathway between a patient’s lungs and the outside world, as well as reducing the risk of aspiration. Airway management is a primary consideration in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anaesthesia, emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and first aid.
Dr Anita Bhavnani, President of Global Academy of Emergency Medicine (GAEM) spoke on ‘Producing Emergency Physician in India with International Collaboration’
Dr Terry Mulligan from University of Mayland, USA on ‘Globalisation of Emergency Medicine Training’. In his lecture, Dr Mulligan said that Emergency Medicine Training as a global discipline should be mandatory adopted by all tertiary care hospitals. It provides a tool for primary prevention and helps in incorporating the scope of Emergency Medicine Care into the system of public health care for the benefit of the health of public at large. He also spoke on ‘Care of Geriatric patients’ which refers to medical care for the elderly people.
Dr S V Mahadevan from Stanford University, USA spoke on the topics pertaining to ‘Whats New in Trauma’ and ‘Procedural Sedation’. In the last decade, several strategies and treatment options have been introduced in trauma care along with improvement in technologies.
The symposium got concluded with a proposed vote of thanks by Dr GS Brar to all the guest speakers and participating delegates.
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