Training of HCPs in managing 
COVID-19 patients

Lahore: There is a possibility of large number of patients requiring critical care services in coming weeks, besides the availability of ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other logistic issues, there is an urgent need to rapidly identify and train frontline workforce to provide standardized care to critically ill patients of CoVID-19 requiring ventilatory support. Keeping this in view King Edward Medical University organized a training course for HCPs recently which was attended by doctors from Dept. of Medicine, Pulmonology and Anesthesia. Forty seven doctors enrolled for the course. Dr. Somia Iqtadar Associate Professor Medicine was the course coordinator from KEMU.

King Edward Medical University organized a training course for HCPs recently. Photograph
taken on this occasion shows Dr. Somia Iqtadar the course coordinator alongwith VC
KEMU Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal and others.

Other speakers in the course included Dr. Arshad Taqi, Dr. Sadaf Mushtaq, Dr. Liaquat Ali, Dr. Ateeq Ur Rehman, Dr. Saad Ur Rehman, Dr. Asma Ashraf, Dr. Syed Raza Mehdi, Dr. Hammad Nabeel Najeeb. Objective of the course was to train doctors to rapidly identify, stabilize and initiate life support, including mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients of COVID-19.

The course included self-study in the form of a course book, online pre-test, two online e-lecture contact sessions, six skill stations and post course test with certification. This course is currently running in 50 different countries. (PR)

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