1. Workshop on management of medically compromised patients & Hands-on Course on BLS
The Special Interest Group “Management of Medical Problems and Medical Emergencies in Dentistry” of JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research conducted a two-day workshop on management of medically compromised patients in dentistry and hands-on course on Basic life
support to 65 dental graduates and students on 7th and 8th February 2018. The Programme was inaugurated by Dr Manjunatha B, Registrar, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in the presence of Dr Ravindra, Principal and Dr Dakshaini MR Vice principal, JSS Dental
College and Hospital. A brief introduction of the theme of the SIG was presented by Dr Shyam Sundar on behalf of the Special Interest Group.
Dr. Sahith Kumar Shetty (SIG group Co-ordinator)
introduced the team members Dr Manjula S, Dr Shyam Sundar S, Dr Shivananda S, Dr Chandan S N, Dr Mahesh M, Dr Mamatha S and Dr Sheela Kumar Gujjari. A Booklet ‘Manual of Basic Life support’
was released by Dr Manjunatha B. He in his inaugural address congratulated the SIG team for this initiative and also suggested that BLS course be mandatory for under and post graduate students.
Dr Ravindra,Prinicipal, JSS Dental College and Hospital, appreciated this idea and suggested that BLS course also needs to extended to police personnel also.Dr Shivananda S delivered the vote of thanks.
Day 2 started with a theoretical and practical demonstration of basic life support. The importance of survival chain and the use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in cardiac arrest patients was
stressed. Single rescuer CPR and CPR with 2 rescue persons were demonstrated practically and with video sessions created and enacted by the SIG team with the support of Dr Harsha Raj & Dr
Ganesh.This was followed by training sessions on mannequins. The post lunch session consisted of theory and Practical examination and the participants were evaluated based on their
performance.The sessions were very interactive and participants commended the sessions on day 1 and hands-on course on day 2 with a positive feedback that they wanted more such courses conducted regularly.
2. Basic Life Support Provider's Course - Student Dental Conference
Basic Life Support (BLS) course offered by American Heart Association was provided to students during Student Dental Conference 2019, JSS Dental College & Hospital. The BLS guidelines were provided to the students one month prior to the course. The guidelines highlighted a set of clinical interventions for the immediate emergency management of cardiac arrest, heart attack and other life threatening medical emergencies as well as knowledge and skills to apply those interventions.
The guidelines were set into several groups of algorithms or instructions that are followed, and to increase its effectiveness. The major algorithm in the guidelines was the Cardiac Arrest Algorithm. During the course, the students got training in essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader in different learning stations based on simulated clinical scenarios. The students learnt the basics of resuscitation like chest compressions, adult and infant breaths, management of choking in adults and infants etc. Realistic simulations were focused on the following key concepts: proficiency in recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions, of chocking and the supportive care, identifying and treating, recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations such as cardiac arrest and providing initial care, applying BLS algorithms and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
At the end of the course, students appeared for a written test to evaluate the knowledge on clinical interventions for the emergency management of life threatening conditions. The students who passed the written test & successfully completed the course were provided with American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification card.