Guwahati, February 6, 2015: Emergency management of seriously ill and injured patients calls for advanced training. Such concepts are still pretty fresh in India, leaving aside Assam. To address the pressing need for such training in this part of the world, GNRC Hospitals, in association with Society for emergency medicine in India (SEMI) successfully conducted a certificate course on Emergency management of seriously ill and injured patients (EMSIIP). The course was organized at GNRC Dispur and GNRC Medical at North Guwahati on February 1-2, 2015.

Over 300 doctors, nurses and paramedics of the region, aspiring to enhance health care delivery system in Emergency care, attended the event. In addition to lectures, the participants also underwent intensive practical skills training.

The training programme was conducted by Dr. Mitam Barooah, FRCS, FCEM (U.K), renowned Emergency Medicine specialist & Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Heart of England- NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, U.K. He was supported by Dr. Atanu Barthakur, Director, Emergency & Trauma, GNRC Hospitals; Dr. Chandana Sarma, Dr. Reshu Gupta  and Dr. Brajen Lahkar, senior consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Critical care and Anaesthesiology.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Atanu Borthakur said, “On behalf of all the participants in the event, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Mitam Barooah for sharing with us knowledge and skill to provide optimal care in the Emergency management of seriously ill and injured patients.”

The training programme focused on practical applied principles of initial assessment, early recognition and appropriate management of medical & surgical emergencies, Basic life support competency, advanced life support competency, skill stations & workshops on airway management, principles of triage etc.

Participants were awarded completion certificate from NHS foundation Trust, Birmingham, U.K & Society for Emergency Medicine in India.

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