The evolving and expanding outbreak of COVID-19 cases creates challenges around resuscitation efforts and requires potential modifications of established processes and practices. In response, the American Heart Association has released interim CPR guidelines to help rescuers treat victims of cardiac arrest with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Today, the Association, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society [...]
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This document is intended for clinicians taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients of COVID – 19. It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of these patients and provide to up-to-date guidance. Best practices for COVID - 19 including IPC and optimized supportive care [...]
Purpose: This information is intended to help healthcare providers reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission, especially with regards to resuscitation care. The information here is drawn primarily from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Please note that guidance may vary based on location. Outside of the U.S., consult the [...]
Purpose: This information is intended to help pediatric healthcare providers reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission, especially with regards to resuscitation care. The information here is drawn primarily from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Please note that guidance may vary based on location. Outside of the U.S., consult [...]
Finnish paramedic Dimitri Lisitsyn travels around the world, meeting people working in EMS in different countries. The blog is published on Asema, a finnish webzine focused on EMS and rescue Members of the Indian Emergency Medical Services offered me extraordinary hospitality and such an in-depth insight into their EMS that I have included two [...]
July 19 2019 in United News Of India New Delhi, Jul 19(UNI) Under the programme Capacity Building for developing trauma care facilities in Government hospitals on National Highways, during 11th and 12th Five Year Plans (FYP), a total of 116 and 85 trauma care facilities (TCFs) respectively were identified and central assistance of Rs 461.8837 [...]
July 18 2019 in Times of India CHENNAI: As part of its attempt to bring down fatalities due to road accidents, the state government is planning to set up multidisciplinary critical care units in government hospitals across the state, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said in the assembly on Wednesday. The state would also upgrade [...]
KOLKATA: The level-1 trauma care centre at SSKM Hospital inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee on Monday is undergoing fumigation before it starts taking in patients. Hospital sources said it was expected to become functional within the next 10 days. The centre will equipped to provide neurosurgery, ortho-surgery, general surgery, CTVS (cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery), plastic surgery [...]
Amit Shah attends a conference on capacity building of disaster response forces New Delhi: A clear "chain of command" should be in place when multiple stakeholders get on-board to combat disaster and government agencies should ensure that India becomes a top-notch nation for managing such emergencies, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday. The minister [...]
First Major Exercise in the 100-day Action Plan of the Centre NEW DELHI, WEDNESDAY: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the State Governments will conduct a Mock Exercise on earthquake preparedness on Friday (June 28, 2019). The exercise aims to improve preparedness and response mechanisms of the local administration in the event of [...]