The 2nd edition of the Aster International Emergency Medicine Conclave shall focus on strengthening our foundation of knowledge in emergency medicine through case based discussions and discussing various symptomatology. As the conference progresses, expert faculties from different parts of the country will shed light on evidence-based practice in various emergencies.
The conference will benefit all those professionals who work in critical care areas like the ED, ICU, and ambulances or run their departments and OPDs, etc. The conference shall witness the discussion about various career opportunities in emergency medicine, setting up an ED, and the utilization of artificial or assisted reality in our day-to-day practices, various subspecialties like transfer medicine, aviation medicine, paediatric emergencies, disaster medicine, pre-hospital care, and military medicine.
As part of Emergenz’23, there will be 12+ pre-conference workshops. These workshops will enhance the skills of the Doctors / Nurses on various aspects of emergency medicine like Airway management, Procedural Sedation, Quality initiatives in ED, pre-hospital trauma care, disaster management, simulation based paediatric emergency management , Neonatal resuscitation, ECG Workshop, Aero Medicine Transfers, Obstetric/ Gynaecological emergency management and wilderness medicine workshop.
The conference shall also have a 2-day comprehensive workshop on point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department. Dr. Keith Boniface (MD) USA, one of the distinguished and renowned experts in point-of-care ultrasound, shall spearhead this workshop. The key speakers and eminent associations for EmerGenZ -2023 workshop and conference are Padmashri Dr Prakash Amte (Magsaysay Award Winner), Dr Keith Bonafice (Introduced concept of EM sonology, USA) Dr Kerry Kreidel (Expert in Wilderness Medicine USA), Dr Sunil Budhrani (CEO, Telemedicine, USA), Dr T V Ramakrishan (SRIHER, Deemed University), Dr Dhavapalani (Apollo Hospitals), Dr Dileep Raman (Founder, Cloud Physician), Dr Venugopalan PP (Aster Hospitals) Dr Ramachandran Madhavan (Advisor to UK Government on Disaster Management ), CAHO, PediSTARS, ICATT, Hamad Medical Corporation, GW University USA.
HERALDING AN ERA OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Aster Emergency Medicine Network is one of the pioneers of modern-day emergency care in India. Conceptualized by Dr. Venugopal P P in 2002, the network started its modest journey from MIMS Calicut. The network boasts of having many firsts in the country. We were the first ones to start the emergency medicine course in India and started a 3-year residency in association with George Washington University in 2006. The emergency department at Aster Medcity Kochi was the first in the country to get exclusively accredited by NABH.
Among many other firsts, the network was also the first in India to do successful eCPR, ED Thoracotomy, and long-distance IABP transfer, to name a few. Recently we introduced India’s First Assisted Reality (AR) enabled 5G smart ambulance.
Today, Aster Emergency Medicine Network provides emergency and trauma care of uniform quality standards across 15 hospitals and 20+ peripheral hospitals across 16 hospitals in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra. The network deploys scientifically developed protocols and envisages improving and strengthen emergency care in India. It works with the vision of making healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone and focuses on creating healthcare professionals skilled at emergency and trauma care
EMERGENZ 2022 - A recap
In the inaugural edition of Aster International Emergency Medicine Conclave thathappened at Calicut last year, over 500 delegates from different hospitals all over India took part. One of the gems of the conference was the Wilderness Medicine workshop conducted by Dr. Kerry Kreidel (MD) USA.
What to look out for in EmerGenZ’23?
Scientific Sessions in two streams
Separate stream for EMS & Paramedics
Competitions, Oral Presentation, Quiz, Sim Wars
Scenario based discussion, Problem Solving, Decision Making
Inaugural Function, Gala Dinner
Covering Emergency Medicine A-Z / career opportunity after EM
As part of Emergenz’23, there will be 12+ pre-conference workshops. These workshops will enhance the skills of the Doctors / Nurses on various aspects of emergency medicine like Airway management, Procedural Sedation, Quality initiatives in ED, pre-hospital trauma care, disaster management, simulation based paediatric emergency management , Neonatal resuscitation, ECG Workshop, Aero Medicine Transfers, Obstetric/ Gynaecological emergency management and wilderness medicine workshop. The conference shall also have a 2-day comprehensive workshop on point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department.
Workshop On Quality, Safety & Clinical Excellence In The Emergency Room
12th June 2023 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity
Workshop Director : Dr. Anna George (Head Quality, Aster India)
Dr. Abraham Mammen (Chief of Medical Services, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut)
Dr. Mabel Vasnaik (Chairperson, Emergency Services, Manipal Hospitals)
Dr. Shajeer KP (HOD, Emergency Medicine, Lisie Hospital, Kochi)
Dr. Priyanka M K (Consultant, Emergency Services, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore)
Dr. Anna George(Head Quality, Aster India)
Coordinator : Ms. Jyothi Antony, Ph No : 88841 68122 (Head Quality, Aster Medcity, Kochi)
Physicians, Nursing staff, Emergency Medical Technicians, Administrators, Quality Managers
Healthcare delivery is complex and there are so many factors that affect the quality of care. This is of paramount importance in the Emergency Room where the nature of urgency and criticality itself sparks the element of risk, unpredictability and focus on effectiveness rather than efficiency.
Thinking on your feet and results depending on the team rather than an individual alone is the essence of a successful ER. Establishing standards treatment guidelines/ protocols/ pathways, monitoring Key Performance Indicators and upskilling the team to work together as a well-orchestrated symphony can help to improve patient care and outcomes. This workshop aims at equipping physicians, nursing staff and administrators in understanding the basics of Quality Assurance & Continual Improvement strategies in ER with respect to structure process and outcomes. If it cannot be measured, it cannot be managed – Peter Drucke
An Introduction & brief outline of the Workshop.
Infrastructure, layout, staffing and infrastructure requirements of ER
ER Process Flow and ER Operations
Quality Assurance Program including NABH standards & Key Performance Indicators
Medico legal issues and pro-active risk management measures in ER
Doctors: Rs.3,500/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,500/-
The Airway Workshop
12th & 13th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity
Workshop Director : Dr. VenugopaIan P P (Director & Lead Consultant in Emergnecy Medicine – Aster DM Healthcare)
Coordinator : Dr. MishaI T P, Ph No : 94964 70066
Interns, Residents in emergency medicine, CriticaI Care, Anesthesia, Internal medicine, EM Physicians, Physicians, General practitioners, EMS, Nurses in EM Critical Care.
Emergency airway management is one of the vital resuscitative procedures undertaken in the emergency department. Learn valuable airway management procedures, the relevant anatomy and physioIogy, how to identify and manage difficult airway, what to do when complications arise. Competent airway management is an essential skill in many clinical situations. This workshop will help you master the airway management skills you need. More importantly, discover how to troubleshoot problems as they arise.
Basics of airway assessment
Airway management algorithm
Recognition of difficult airway and management
Approach to Failed Airway
Ultrasound in airway management
Doctors: Rs.4,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,500/-
The Wilderness Medicine Workshop
13th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Nihara Resort, Kochi
Workshop Director : Dr. Kerry Kreidel, MD (The University of Arizona, USA)
Coordinator : : Dr. Keerthana M, Ph No : 7639832112
Practicing Doctors/ Residents & Interns/ EMS/ EMT
Wilderness medicine is "medical care delivered in those areas where fixed or transient geographic challenges reduce availability of or alter requirements for, medical or patient movement resources."
It focuses on the field of evaluation, prioritization (triage), preliminary treatment of acute injuries or illnesses which occur in unpredictable environments. Wilderness medicine is a varied sub-speciality, encompassing skills and knowledge from many other specialities like expedition medicine, aviation medicine, ocean medicine & toxicology.
Programme supports medical and healthcare workers to push the boundaries of their abilities and triumph in remote and hostile environments.
Our program emphasizes hands-on skills training and scenarios led by renowned experts in the branch of Wilderness Medicine.
Physics and Physiology of Altitude
"On scene" Team dynamics and roles in planned rescue
Hands on session, improvised Splints & & Tourniquets
Chronic Medical Conditions in the Wilderness
Medical Kits for Wilderness Travel
Wilderness Water Procurement and Treatment
Leadership communication and role playing
Map based navigation skills to better mind orientation in Wilderness
Doctors: Rs.4,000/- |Paramedics: Rs.1,000/-
The Pediatric Workshop
13th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity
Workshop Director : Dr. Akanksha Jain (Consultant, PICU, Aster Medcity, Kochi)
Coordinator : Dr. Aarthi Ramesh, Dr Aakhila Mohammed - 9447 788074
This workshop is designed for specialists and residents working in Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine and for junior residents.
A sick child in the ED may cause many to take a few steps back. Fear? Let us conquer it with the help of an eminent team of Paediatricians who are a part of Pedistars, who will help you navigate through the approach to a sick child. This course will help you understand the triaging, primary assessment and resuscitation of a paediatric patient. What's more? you will have hands-on simulation sessions for the common paediatric emergencies with focus on teamwork, communication with the parents and leadership. We shall also be discussing on day to day common scenarios that we encounter in the ED/ICU.
Identifying a sick child
Managing traumatic brain injury
Intraosseous needle insertion
Authentic case based simulation
Doctors: Rs.3,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,000/-
The ECG Workshop
14th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Modern Hospital, Kodungallur
Workshop Director : Dr. Mohammed Shafi N
Coordinator : Dr. Riza Sultana , Ph No : 07204415010
General practitioner, Primary care doctors, Family physicians , EM physicians, residents, EMS, Critical care and EM nurses.
Are you sick of letting ECGs confuse you? Are you tired of only knowing the bare minimum? Do thoughts of a Code Blue or RRT make you anxious? Learn from this easy to understand and interactive workshop that covers all the ECG basics. This course can make reading and analyzing ECGs much easier. This can also be refreshing for those seeing ECGs on a daily basis
Introduction: ECG Basics
Hypertrophy & BBB
Doctors: Rs.2,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.500/-
The Neonatal Resuscitation Workshop
14th June 2023 | 9:30 am to 12:30 pm | Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity
Workshop Director : Dr. George Jose
Coordinator : Dr. Arathi Ramesh / Dr. Swati Ph No : 099955 34466 (Dr. Swati)
Designed for specialists and residents working in pediatrics, OBG, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Pulmonary medicine
New Born baby in your ED. Call the Neonatologist immediately? What is expected of you ? Lets hear from the neonatologist. This course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.
This course utilizes a blended learning approach, with hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills
Identifying a sick newborn
Triaging of newborn
Management of a sick newborn
Case scenarios and simulation
The Obstetrics And Gynecological Emergencies Workshop
14th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity
Workshop Director : Dr. Zareena A Khalid (Lead Consultant - Women’s Health, Aster Medcity)
Coordinator : Dr. Reshmi Darvin, Ph No : 9562928180
Emergency Physicians, GP’S, Primary Care Physicans and Residents
A special workshop that will enhance your skill set in managing a pregnant woman right from a normal delivery to performing a perimortem CS. Mannequins that are specially designed to emulate a female pelvis for examination , digital or speculum per examination will be incorporated in the course.
This course is designed for healthcare providers who deal with Obstetric patients. In emergencies like eclampsia / preeclampsia and Postpartum haemorrhage, it is crucial that the patients receive appropriate and timely treatment. By the end of this course all attendees will be confident in examining obstetric patients and managing obstetric emergencies.
Overview of common obstetric emergencies
Vaginal Bleeding - Late trimester approach
Early identification of HELLP syndrome
3rd Trimester abdominal exam
Vaginal Delivery and Perimortem CS
Doctors: Rs.2,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,000/-
Workshop On Disaster Management
14th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Nihara Resort, Kochi
Workshop Director : : Dr. Ramachandran Madhavan, Dr. Jinesh Veetilakath
Coordinator : Dr Savithri, Ph No : 9562448464
Doctors, Nursing Staff, EMS and Paramedics
Disasters are increasing in intensity and number and are further challenged by climate changes, coastal living and haphazard urbanization. Disasters inflict deaths and disabilities, disrupt businesses and stagnate long-term development. Come join us for an exciting hands-on approach to “disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery”.
This Workshop includes education programs which are designed by experts to create awareness on Disaster management with the aim of improving Disaster responsiveness. The objective of the Workshop is to explore the opportunities and challenges involved in disaster management
Different levels of PPE
1. Field triaging
2. Mock drill
3. In hospital triaging
4. Surge capability and capacity creation
Doctors: Rs.3,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,500/-
The Aeromedical Transfer Workshop
14th June 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Nihara Resort, Kochi
Workshop Director : Dr. Shalini Nalwad, MBBS, FCAI, MRCA(UK), Dr. Rahul Singh Sardar, MBBS, FCAI, MRCA(UK)
Coordinator : Dr. Aparna, Ph No : 8086915412
Physicians/ Residents in Critical care, GP’S, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Surgeons, Nurses
Aeromedical transfer challenges, logistics, pre-hospital care, altitude physiology, ECMO transfers, HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services), CRM (Crew resource management), Inter-facility transfer, documentation, Out of hospital challenges, organ airlifts. Do they sound like greek and latin to you???? Let's learn more about these.
This will be an appetizer for anyone aspiring to become a flight physician doctor. ICATT has an inhouse training program called FAM/DAM (Fellowship in Aeromedical sciences and Diploma in aeromedical sciences). This course will be a good introduction to the aeromedical retrievals including pre-hospital care and inter-hospital secondary transfers, aircrafts used and the challenges and the thrills of being an aeromedical commando.
Doctors: Rs.3,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,500/-
The Trauma Thesaurus / The Trauma workshop
14th & 15th June 2023 |9:30 am to 5:30 pm | Mar Baselios Medical Mission Hospital, Kothamangalam
Workshop Director : Prof. Dr. T V Ramakrishan (SRIHER Deemed University, Chennai), Dr. Shailesh Shetty (Aster CMI, Bengaluru)
Coordinator : Dr. Shivaraj, Ph No : 9538504693 / Dr. Mishal T P, Ph No :9496470066
Doctors, Nurses and paramedics
Does the mere thought of Trauma make you go weak in the knees?! Make way for our team of experts in the field as they help you streamline your approach to managing trauma, irrespective of your geography. A true game changer in every way
1. Pre-hospital care
2. Airway and cervical spine protection
3. Breathing and ventilation
4. Circulation and hemorrhage control
6. Exposure and examination
7. Head to toe examination
9. Helmet Removal
10. Safe trauma transport
Doctors: Rs.6,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.3,000/-
Use The Modern Day Stethoscope. The Ultrasound Workshop
14th & 15thJune 2023 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity
Workshop Director : Dr. Keith Boniface (USA)
Coordinator : Dr. Harikrishnan L, Ph No : 96456 41595
This workshop is designed for physicians and residents in emergency medicine, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, general surgery, pediatrics, pulmonology, anesthesiology.
The use of ultrasound to diagnose and guide procedures is growing rapidly and you don’t want to be left behind. This growth is primarily fueled by data indicating that ultrasound can improve the success rate of various procedures while decreasing complications. This ultrasound workshop will provide you with current state-of-the- art techniques for diagnosis and guiding procedures. You will be able to incorporate the lessons you learn by attending this workshop into your clinical practice. This workshop will be spearheaded by the eminent faculty Dr. Keith Boniface from George Washington University USA, who is a titan in the field of emergency pocus.
1. Summarize the knobology, basic science and diagnostic use of ultrasound imaging.
2. Describe the protocols like E-FAST and best use of echocardiography in critically
3. Review the use of ultrasound for AAA, DVT and its use in RUSH protocol
4. Demonstrate competence in ultrasound guidance for needle placement for
central & peripheral intravenous access, arterial line access.
5. Common extremity nerve blocks performed to be visualized using sonoanatomy landmarks.
6. Use of ultrasonography for airway-confirmation of ETT location.
7. Basic ocular sonography and ONSD.
8. Identifying Renal and Gall bladder sonoanatomy.
9. Foreign body visualization and soft tissue ultrasonography.
10. Overview of MSK sonology like abscess, joint examination.
The Toxicology Workshop
15th June 2023 |9:00 am to 5:00 pm | P S Mission Hospital, Maradu
Workshop Director : Dr. Narendra Nath Jena (President, Indian Society of Toxicology) (President, Indian College of Emergency Medicine)
Coordinator : Dr. Keerthana M, Ph No : 7639832112
Interns, Residents in Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Critical Care & General Medicine
Toxicity- A word that has become a serious subject in our daily life. Toxic matters are to be found in every aspect of our daily lives, be it in our food that we eat or the air that we inhale or even the places that we work. The study that deals and focuses on the present and advanced dimensions of this Toxicity study is named as Toxicology. This course will help us to approach a patient with common scenarios relating to toxicology
1. Poisoning Care: How is it Different
2. Pesticide Poisoning
3. Stings & Bites
HANDS ON SKILLS
2. Anaphylaxis Management
3. Charcoal - Indication, Preparation & Administration
4. Decontamination - Gastric lavage
5. Followed by workshop sum up and test
6. Certificate Distribution
This workshop includes education programmes designed by experts in the field of Indian toxicology to increase the knowledge and skills in clinical toxicology.
Doctors: Rs.3,500/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,000/-
Procedural Sedation Workshop
15th June 2023 |9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Nihara Resort, Kochi
Workshop Director : Dr. Ram Kumar S (Hamad Medical Co.op (Qatar)
Coordinator : : Dr. Lovena Mohammed, Ph No : 9895119395
Interns, Residents in Emergency Medicine Orthopedics, Anesthesia, Critical Care & Surgery, Emergency Physicians
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS WORKSHOP?
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) defines procedural sedation as"a technique of administering sedatives or dissociative agents with or without ana lgesics to induce a state that allows the patient to tolerate unpleasant procedures while maintaining cardiorespiratory function."
PURPOSE OF THIS WORKSHOP
- To allow clinicians to adopt a SAFE, effective & systematic approach to sedation
- Team-based education & communication.
- We also want this workshop to serve as a good governance tool towards the practice of SAFE sedation, emphasizing on the need for a standardized approach
1. Emphasizing on making procedural sedation SAFE
2. Early recognition of complications/ potential complications when undertaking procedural sedation
3. Understanding how the recommended approach promotes SAFE procedural sedation
4. Understanding the role and importance of governance in SAFE procedural sedation practice using simulated scenarios
5. Aiming at reinforcing and supporting these objectives & ultimately to give a system that can be employed for adverse events
Doctors: Rs.2,000/- | Nurses/ Paramedics: Rs.1,000/-
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