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In a development signifying the growing importance of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for medical personnel in the country, Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA), Raipur along with Max Ventilator organized a CME programme at Raipur today. The programme was held at the city’s landmark hotel Babylon Capital Private Ltd from 7 pm until 9.30 in the evening.

While Mr Rakesh Day, East Head Max Ventilator gave the welcome address, Dr Mayur Menghani delivered the Inaugural address. At the end of the programme, Dr Pradeep Sharma gave a Vote of Thanks.

The event was divided into two separate sessions. The first session was on the topic NIV Modes of Ventilation and chaired by Dr N K Agarwal, Department of Anaesthesiology, AIIMS, Raipur. The speaker for this topic was Dr Prashant Kumar, Consultant Critical care Medicine, NH MMI Hospital. And the second session was on the topic Troubleshooting in Mechanical ventilation and was chaired by Dr Pratibha Jain Shah, HoD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur. The speaker for this topic was Dr Sanjeev Shrivastava, Consultant Critical care, VY Hospital, Raipur. The moderators for the event were Dr Mahesh Sinha, Dr Prafulla Agnihotri and Dr Sudhir Tichkule.

“Living in the age of pandemic, we have all seen how important it has become for doctors and paramedics to know how to operate a ventilator efficiently. With non-invasive modes of ventilation becoming more popular in usage and often carried out in home settings, it is important to train attendants and even lay people in handling such a device with safety. We are delighted to have partnered with ISA Raipur for this programme, said Mr Ashok Patel, the founder and brain behind Max Ventilator.

“At a time when cardio-pulmonary and lung-related disorders are on a constant rise with ever-increasing need for ventilatory assistance to patients, our hospitals and health facilities need more and more trained personnel who could comfortably work with mechanical ventilators as also the non-invasive ventilation. After all, ventilators are lifesaving devices. This CME programme was intended to train more number of medical personnel on usage of ventilators and disseminate related knowledge. I would like to thank Max Ventilator for extending their cooperation for this event,” said Dr. Mayur Menghani, ISA Raipur Secretary.

“The purpose of the CME was to update knowledge in providing intensive care and to train aspiring anesthetists in the complexities of ventilator support. When these new technologies are becoming a part of the healthcare system, it is important that our healthcare professionals should be informed and trained well about the recently developed Non Invasive Ventilators. This CME can help not only the professionals but the aspiring professionals also. The Need of achieve excellence in healthcare is mandatory for us as we are the leading digital healthcare country. I would like to appreciate and congratulate all the health professionals who took part in this CME and special thanks to Max Ventilators for the support.” said Dr. Pradeep Sharma, President, ISA Raipur.

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