To train healthcare personnel in Basic Life Support

The Guntur Medical College at Guntur will have the first human simulation centre of Andhra Pradesh to provide quality training to the medical and para-medical personnel to reduce the number of deaths due to medical negligence.

The Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences in Association with the American Heart Association, APMGUSA and Guntur Medical College Alumni of North America grounded the project and it will be functional within a short time, said University Vice-Chancellor I.V. Rao, at a press conference on Saturday.

University has purchased the simulator and it is only the fifth in the country, which will help healthcare personnel have hands-on experience in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and PALS Paediatric Advanced Life Support system at the International Training Centre opened on the GMCANA Auditorium on the GMC premises. Worldwide 80,000 people die due to medical errors.

About 100 medical professional including 30 trainers got training from two faculty members of AHA – Peter Meaney and Dennis McCauley – for three days from, GMC Principal K.S. Varaprasad said at the press conference. This training centre will be the State Nodal Centre to be run under the stewardship of former University registrar T. Venugopala Rao.

Convention

On Sunday, the 3 State Convention on Emergency Medical Care will be inaugurated on the GMCANA premises by Minister Kondru Murali. While the PG students and doctors were trained in the first phase, Dental Colleges and Nursing Colleges would also be included in this training in the future. Emergency medical care has become part of the MBBS curriculum and from next academic year in the Dental College too, said Dr. Venugopala Rao.

APMGUSA coordinator Vemuri S. Murthy explained the help being done by the AHA in standardising the training. Dr .NTR University Registrar S. Babu Rao also participated in the press conference.

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