Guwahati, April 28: A two-day structured course on National Cardiac Life Support (NCLS) was conducted on April 23 and 24, 2018 by NH Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Guwahati.
The course which is a first of its kind in the Northeast, was conducted by a team of instructors consisting of faculties from the city branch as well as the corporate branch from Bangalore. The course was conceived at the corporate branch of NH Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in Bangalore by an expert team from the Narayana Health Group and aimed to standardise resuscitation protocols for cardiac arrest victims across India.
Pertaining to Indian scenarios, the guidelines are concise for practical and successful resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients. The course is designed especially for healthcare providers which include doctors, nurses and paramedics and emphasizes adequate knowledge on Adult Cardiac Life Support, CPR and Defibrillation. Knowledge of these skills is vital and part of compulsory training qualifications of a healthcare professional. Study materials were distributed prior to the course so that participants could come with a preformed idea in order to have a better grasp on the topic. An assessment examination was conducted at a nominal fee and thereafter certificates were awarded.
The course has been recognized by various standard bodies like NABH, National Board (DNB Board), Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMI), Indian Cardiologists and Anaesthesiologists Societies. CME credit points were to be awarded for the course and the validity provided was for three years before renewal.