Department of Medicine together with departments of Anaesthesiology and Paediatrics, MGIMS conducted a one day CME and workshop on 'Mechanical Ventilation' on 23rd July 2017. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) Nagpur and Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) branch Wardha.
The workshop was conducted to teach health care providers the basics of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. A total of 52 residents together from MGIMS Sevagram, JNMC Sawangi and JSS Ganiyari participated in the workshop.
Dr Akash Bang (Professor, Dept of Paediatrics), Dr Dhiraj Bhandari (Associate Professor, Dept of Anaesthesiology), Dr Sumedh Jajoo (Assistant Professor, Dept of Medcine), Dr Virendra Belekar (Consultant Intensivist, JNMC Savangi, Executive member of ISCCM Nagpur) and Dr Prabhu Anandraj (Clinical Application Manager) presided over the CME and workshop. Apart from dedicated lectures on mechanical ventilation, participants were also given hands on experience at workstations where they were taught about practical issues related to mechanical ventilation.
Topics related to the basic setting of ventilator; graphics and loops; sedation and muscle relaxants in Mechanical ventilation; Ventilator induced lung injury and lung protective strategies; liberation from mechanical ventilator and arterial blood gas analysis were discussed during CME. First workstation dealt with practical issues of ventilator timing and asynchrony, troubleshooting during mechanical ventilation and care of ventilated patient was discussed and demonstrated. Discussion of ventilation, strategies in Asthma, COPD and ARDS; and basics of noninvasive ventilation was demonstrated at the second workstation.
At the end of a day long workshop, ninety percent of the participants looked satisfied with the workshop and expressed the need of such training in their day to day critical care experiences. One-third of them suggested dedicating more time for the workstations in future workshops.
Elated with the response given to the workshop, Dr Bang showed his interest in conducting more of such lifesaving trainings in future. Dr Bhandari took pride in training the residents on this life support management and said, “Every effort was taken to give the best to the participants. The topics, the discussions and the hands-on training were kept relevant and precise”.
Hoping to conduct the next workshop soon, Dr Sumedh Jajoo expressed the need to acquire these lifesaving skills and said, “such training would enhance the understanding of the clinical applications of mechanical ventilation”. His team also expressed their gratitude towards the management, the head of departments (Dr Jyoti Jain, Dr Sucheta Tidke and Dr Manish Jain) and other faculty members for their continuous support in the workshop along with the smooth running of the clinical work.