Experts talk about critical care services in hospitals at DMCH

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2014 20:44 IST

A seminar on comprehensive critical care course was organised by Punjab Chapter of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) along with the department of medicine at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on Sunday.

The meet concluded with a lectures on “hypokalemia and hyperkalemia” by Dr Rajesh Chawla; on “nutrition” by Dr Amit Mandal; and on “infection control” by Dr Rajesh Mahajan.

In his lecture, Dr Mahajan said, “The infection prevention and control measures help those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection. The basic principle of infection prevention and control is hygiene.”

Dr Shivakumar Iyer and Dr Prashant Nasa spoke on “acute renal failure” and “sepsis and septic shock”, respectively.
The post-lunch scientific session included lectures on stroke, pulmonary embolism, radiology or ultrasound in intensive care unit (ICU), hemodynamic monitoring and trauma.

Organising secretary Dr Rajesh Mahajan proposed a vote of thanks to all guest speakers and participating delegates.

He added that in order to improve critical care services in medical colleges and other tertiary care hospitals, it was necessary to ensure that patients, who required intensive monitoring, should have ready access to critical care.

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