11 Nov 2021
2-Day Workshop on BLS
The Emergency Handling Team conducted a 2-day workshop on BLS training for the outgoing interns on 10th and 11th November 2021. The day was inaugurated by our Dean Sir, Dr. Edwin Devadoss by emphasizing the importance of handling medical emergencies effectively.
On day 1, a lecture on Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was delivered by Dr. Mamatha. Following this, the interns were divided into 2 batches and the first batch attended hands-on workshop. A demonstration for performing CPR was given by the team members and each of the intern were given opportunity to perform CPR on the mannequin under the supervision of the trainers. On day 2, the team members delivered lectures on handling and management of various medical emergencies that could occur in a dental practice. The following medical emergencies were addressed
1. Syncope and Asthma by Dr. Shreya
2. Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemia, anticoagulants and renal diseases by Dr. Rohit S.
3. Hyperventilation by Dr. Annapoorna K.
4. Hypertension and foreign body inhalation by Dr. Savita S.
5. Anaphylaxis by Dr. Poornima C.
6. Vital signs, Emergency drugs and seizures by Dr. Shwetha G. S.
Following these lectures, the second batch of interns were given demonstration of CPR by the team members. Each intern then performed CPR on the mannequin under the supervision of the trainers. A total number of 74 interns and 4 new appointed staff were trained in BLS in this programme. Feedback was collected from the participants.
EMERGENCY HANDLING TEAM
Dr. Mamatha N.S.
Dr. Shwetha G. S.
Dr. Annapoorna K.
Dr. Poornima C.
Dr. Savita S.
Dr. Rithesh K.
Dr. Rohit S.
Dr. Shreya B.
Dr. Aishwarya S.
Dr. Shrutha S.