The department of medical microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, organised a continuing medical education (CME) programme on diagnosis and management of sepsis here on Sunday.
Experts discussed how patient care could be optimised in ICU by accurate and timely diagnosis of sepsis. Experts, Prof Johan Mouton and Dr Anouk Muller from the Netherlands, also shared their experience on Sunday.
Prof Arunaloke Chakarbarti, head, medical microbiology, PGIMER, and Prof Pallab Ray were chairperson and co-chairpersons and the programme, which was targeted for faculty and resident doctors of PGIMER, was attended by more than150 delegates.
Dr Amit Mandal from Fortis Hospital, SAS Nagar, and Dr Vikas Gautam from PGIMER discussed dilemmas and modalities for diagnosis of sepsis.
Also, for more than one year the department has procured MALDI-TOF, which identifies the infection causing bacteria or fungus in less than five minutes. The optimum utilisation of the recent technologies for better patient care was deliberated upon in the CME.