BANGALORE HOSTS INDIA’S FIRST ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ NATIONAL CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (NCLS) PROGRAMME

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Dignitaries from Narayana Health City, Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI) and Association of Health Care Providers India (AHPI) at the launch of India’s first ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ National Cardiac Life support program.

 

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Dr. Srinath T S, Group Head, Emergency Services, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru demonstrating CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) at the launch of India’s first ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ National Cardiac Life support program.

 

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Dr. Muralidhar K, Head of Academics, Narayana Health City, Dr. Srinath T S, Group Head, Emergency Services, Narayana Health City, Dr. Saravan S, Member, SEMI, Dr. Imron Subhan, President Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI) and Dr Alexander Thomas, President AHPI (Association of Health Care Providers India)

The first-of-its-kind life Saver training programme organized by Narayana Health City in association with 
Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI) and Association of Health Care Providers India (AHPI)~

Bangalore, April 4, 2017: Narayana Health City in association with Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI) and Association of Health Care Providers India (AHPI) has launched a National Cardiac Life support program. Intended for health care providers, the programme will impart training on basic and advanced life support techniques and enable practitioners to offer resuscitation for patients both within as well as outside the Hospital.

 

Speaking about introducing this training programme, Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman Narayana Health said, “The objective of this training program is to ensure that all healthcare providers are trained in life-support techniques and well prepared for any emergency situation to save a life. We had a very encouraging response and with the support from AHPI and SEMI, this program will be taken to various parts of the country reaching out to a large section of healthcare providers in the country that will change the way emergency is handled in our country.”

 

Modeled on the lines of international courses conducted in USA, the ‘Make in India’ programme has been conceptualized adopting the valid international guidelines and adapting to unique scenarios that occur in India. The first-of-its kind training programme was hosted at Narayana Health City and launched by Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman –Narayana Health along with Dr. Alexander Thomas, President – AHPI. A national level programme, the initiative aims to host the training in at least 200 institutions and train around 20000 healthcare professionals by the year end.

 

“Identifying and offering the most effective and timely emergency service can avert a possible mishap in most of the people with sudden cardiac arrest. A timely intervention not only saves a person but it also saves the family and the community family”, said Dr. Srinath T S, Group Head, Emergency Services, Narayana Health City, Bengaluru.

 

Dr Alexander Thomas, President AHPI (Association of Health Care Providers India), said “Developed in association with Society of Emergency Medicine and AHPI, this course aims to customise training to the Indian context. Affordable, without compromising on quality, this ‘made in India’ curriculum will be available through a large network of hospitals throughout the country, and will provide training to prepare the healthcare professionals and others in addressing emergencies.”

 

The two days course will impart knowledge on proper identification and management of pre-cardiac arrest such as cardiac arrhythmias, acute coronary syndrome, heart blocks and so on. It also imparts training on basic and advanced life support techniques to be offered to adults and children in cardiac arrest scenarios. The participants are also trained on Airway skills, basics of mechanical ventilation, defibrillation and cardioversion, resuscitation techniques in special situations such as poisoning, drowning, stroke, and heart attack. It also enables them with effective communication and documentation capabilities.

 

Accredited by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, the training certification is valid for 2 years and can be hosted by any healthcare organization at their own premises. The current two-day comprehensive workshop will train and certify health care professionals including doctors, nurses and paramedics.

 

About Narayana Health:

With all super-speciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is a one-stop healthcare destination for all. Founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and headquartered in Bengaluru, Narayana Health group is the second largest health care provider in the country in terms of operational bed count. The first facility was established with approximately 225 operational beds in year 2000 at NH Health City in Bengaluru.  The Company today operates a chain of multispeciality tertiary and primary healthcare facilities across a network of 23 hospitals and 7 heart centres in India and single hospital overseas at Cayman Islands with over 5,600 operational beds across all its centres and potential to reach a capacity of over 6,900 beds (For details, visitwww.narayanahealth.org)

 

About Society for Emergency Medicine, India (SEMI)

The SEMI is the oldest and the first Indian organization created for the development of emergency medicine (EM) in India. It was formed in 1999 with its first meeting conducted at EMCON 1999, the first Indian National Conference in Emergency Medicine. In the year 2000, SEMI was responsible for the accreditation & the spread of the 1 year Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, the first formal academic training program in emergency medicine in India.

Association of Health Care Providers India (AHPI)

Association of Healthcare Providers (India) represents the majority of healthcare providers in India. Association of Healthcare Providers (India) is a “not for profit” organization and advocates with the government, regulatory bodies and other stake holders on issues, which have bearing on enabling its member organizations to deliver appropriate healthcare services to community at large.

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