Abbott India & D Y Patil University Navi Mumbai create history in Medical Education – India’s First GA Simulation Workshop
It’s not just another Academia – Industry tie up, but it has lead to creation of a new platform in Medical Education in the country. Gone were the days when mannequins were just used for training of basic / advanced life support systems for medical/paramedical staff. Abbott India has tied up with D Y Patil University’s Medical Simulation Laboratory which has India’s First “Human Patient Simulator” so real it supports the use of anaesthesia and medical gases & the said simulator has true oxygen and CO2 gas exchange to exhibit the ultimate sophistication in validated physiology. It connects to a real patient monitor and supports mechanical ventilation to deliver more realism for immersive learning.
D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai has set up an exclusive “Medical Simulation Laboratory” which comprises of a Human Patient’s simulation system, Child and Infant simulator, Maternal Fetal Simulator, Interventional simulator – Lap VR (Laparoscopic) , Cardiac Cathereizton simulator, Endo simulators, Minimal access surgery simulator, USG and Echo simulator and also the task trainers which helps to acquire practical skill of intubations, IV insertions, ICD tube drainage and tracheotomy.
Abbott India identified this cutting edge technology in research & training and organised India’s First GA Simulation workshop with a number of Interactive demonstrations along with hands on opportunity to learn, rehearse,& perfect various procedures . The first module wad “Low Flow Anaesthesia” wherein the participants learnt correct method, different low flow methods along with the various safety requirements. The various usages of GASMAN as a tool was also demonstrated. The second module focussed on “Hemodynamic Stability” that covered the choice of sevoflurane as a stabilising tool & also how to achieve optimal end tidal concentration & MAC during anaesthesia with sevoflurane. The third module covered the importance of sevoflurane for induction & intubation in securing “Difficult Airway” without using muscle relaxant in the absence of FOB & to identify the right plane of intubation. The fourth module emphasised on the procedure & pharmacokinetics of “Vital Capacity Induction” & how sevoflurane reduce the duration of second stage of anaesthesia. The fifth & final module encompassed the various “Crisis Management” right from early recognition of signs of Airway obstruction , D/d, precipitating factors, to perform CPAP and Larson Maneuver.
Dr Amit Nagpal & Dr Rajendra Patil were the programme trainers and they are also amongst the few who are certified in the modus operandi of such unique simulation.
Dr Shirish Patil ,Vice Chancellor – D Y Patil University opined “With experimental education being the keystone of simulation, the course is a mix of theory, practice and feedback so that learners develop a strong and comprehensive understanding of how to manage various types of emergencies in a safe controlled environment without the risk of harming a real patient.”
Mr Vishwanath Swarup, Director – Abbott says “We are delighted to be a part of this unique platform .The exciting feedback from all the participants has not only ensured the exorbitant success of India’s unique association, but also pushed us to perform at a higher level in the upcoming sessions.We hope to have more such associations with D Y Patil University”.
All the participants were senior anaesthetists & ranged from various hospitals from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, etc.
Mr Vrundan Jadhav, Project Director – D Y Patil University , said “Dr. Vijay Patil’s vision is to excel exponentially across all spheres in D Y Patil University. His vision to invest into the simulation laboratory was to provide top quality education to medical students and the university has been successful in doing so. We have been recognised and applauded by all the students, teachers and visitors for such a spectacular lab created in the campus. We are happy to take the lab one step ahead and extend it to other important people and stake holders of the society. Industry practitioners and future doctors coming together on one platform is the take away for us.”
Dr Nitin Sippy, Secretary IQAC – D Y Patil University, said “D.Y. Patil University is truly the first in the country to set up such an advanced laboratory. Such associations are a win – win situation for all stakeholders and it takes teaching-learning process to a different level.” The session concluded with a promise to all participants to create more such platforms in other areas of medical simulation.