Department of Emergency Medicine (EM), Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Shimla organized the Inaugural EMA State Level conference in association with the Department of Pulmonary Medicine IGMC Shimla from 24th – 30th of April. The Global Health Private Limited International training centre of AHA conducted the ACLS/BLS Courses attended by over 200 participants as a part of the preconference. It was for the first time that an AHA course for BLS/ACLS was held in IGMC Shimla in its 51 years of existence. Dr. Vivek Chauhan and Dr.Parmod Jaret, both Fellows of Academic College of Emergency Experts in India (FACEE) have taken the mission of CPR training to a next level,
The major attraction of the EMHimachal Meeting were the thoracic ultrasound workshop held on 29th of April at IGMC Shimla. Dr. Sanjeev Bhoi from Apex Trauma Centre AIIMS, Dr. DigambarNaikClinical Cardiologist from Goa and Dr. Vivek Chauhan, IGMC were the faculty for the course. Dr. Bhoi taught airway, Dr.Digambar taught Emergency ECHO and Dr. Vivek taught lung ultrasound to the participants. The participants included faculty and residents from anaesthesia, residents from Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine.
Experts from across India including AIIMS New Delhi and PGIMER Chandigarh were the speakers and more than 300 delegates participated in the event. Dr. Digambar Naik spoke on the role of ECHO in Acute settings.
The Conference culminated with a mega event for the on the Ridge Shimla where over 750 people including school students, police personnel, homeguards, firefighters, nursing students and lay persons were trained in Hands only CPR, use of automated external defibrillator, helmet removal and extrication of victim from a crash vehicle.
The first conference of Department of EM IGMC Shimla was a huge success in terms of the number and quality of trainings in CPR and trauma care provided to the medical and non-medical personnel in Shimla.
In future, the Department of EM IGMC Shimla run by FACEE leaders Dr. Vivek and Dr. Pramod will continue conducting educational and leadership programs for the medical and non-medical personnel of Himachal Pradesh.
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Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla is a 51-year-old premier medical college of North India. Its alumni include Dr. V M Katoch, retired Secretary DHR and DG ICMR, Dr. RandeepGuleria, current Director AIIMS New Delhi, Dr. Jagat Ram, current Director PGIMER Chandigarh. The college produces 100 MBBS and over 150 MD/MS students each year. In addition, the college trains 400 nursing students in a year. Department of Emergency Medicine has been notified by the Government of HP and posts of 7 faculty members and 16 senior residents have been sanctioned to run the Department. Dr. Vivek Chauhan and Dr.Parmod Jaret who are medicine faculty are looking after the Department as an additional responsibility. Government of HP is expected to soon appoint both of them as regular faculty in EM and thus kickstart the process of establishment of academic EM in HP. Dr. Vivek and Dr. Pramod have taken a bold initiative in association with the Department of Pulmonary Medicine to organize EMHimachal2018 and have surely left a lasting impression on the minds of students, faculty, administrators and the public of Shimla. For More Information: www.igmcshimla.org