The Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (CASH) at Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman conducted a day long Basic Surgical Skills Workshop on the 21st of January, 2014.
The workshop provided an opportunity for the participants to get a one-on-one hands-on experience of basic surgical skills in a safe, controlled and monitored environment. The course was tailored according to current international guidelines in Universal precautions, Hand washing, surgical scrubbing, Operating theater protocol, Knotting and suturing techniques. Over 26 doctors, medical students and nurses from the U.A.E participated in the intensive workshop which was accredited by Ministry of Health, UAE for 5 CME Hrs.
Professor Manda Venkatramana, Dean-College of Medicine, Professor of Surgery and Director of CASH, GMU, inaugurated and welcomed the delegates and explained the objectives of the workshop. He introduced the GMU team to the delegates who would be facilitating the hands-on sessions.
Following a didactic session on sutures techniques and Universal precautions, Dr. Manda Venkatramana expertly facilitated the station on suturing techniques. Dr. Nishida C. conducted the session on Knotting techniques while Mr. Abimon Sayed led the session on hand-washing and surgical scrubbing. Mr. Gigeesh George and Mr. Aboobakker KV took the delegates through the procedures for sterile gloving, gowning and maintaining sterile field in the OT in the simulated Operating theater setup.
The participants’ response to the session was very encouraging and positive. C.A.S.H plans to conduct more such sessions in the future.
Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare (C.A.S.H) conducted its first Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course on 17th and 18th February 2014. The course was led by Dr. Ehab M. Esheiba and Dr. Sona Chaturvedi under the Supervision/Inspection of Mr. Marius Oliver (AHA International Training Center Coordinator)
Medical professionals who respond to cardiovascular emergencies in and out of the hospital enhance their treatment knowledge and skills through the AHA’s ACLS training course.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
- Airway management
- Basic life support skills, including effective chest compression, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
- Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
- Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
- Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
- Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
- Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Related pharmacology.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.