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ResMed India conducted educational training: Intricacies in Application of Non- Invasive Ventilation (NIV)

Hands-on on Non-invasive care for leading doctors in Patna.

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ResMed India is centered around people and technology that are changing the face of healthcare. ResMed Academy is the clinical arm of ResMed in India, conducts educational sessions and workshops for medical experts throughout the year in the fields of NIV and Sleep for education and patient benefit.

A one-day workshop was conducted on the application of Non- invasive ventilation in hospital and homecare environment –which was attended by more than 30 renowned and eminent chest Physicians/ pulmonologists. This one its kind workshop was held in Hotel Maurya, Patna.

This workshop covered both theoretical and hands-on learning on the application of Non-invasive ventilation across a variety of patients in various types of respiratory failure including Acute Hypercapnic failure and Chronic Hypercapnic Failure. The use of NIV in Chronic care and NIV Guidelines were also discussed.

Non- invasive ventilation is the application of ventilator support without the use of invasive mechanism such as endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy through an interface such as full face mask which gives inspiratory and expiratory positive pressures and improves ventilation – and is very effective in managing various forms of respiratory failure, especially COPD.

COPD is a collective term used to describe progressive lung emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and bronchiectasis leading to breathlessness. It is one of the leading causes of deaths in India, especially during winters. A survey claimed 12 lac plus deaths in 2017-18 through both outdoor and indoor pollution. The most common causes and risk factors for COPD are smoking, second-hand smoke, fumes, chemical and dust in construction sites.

Patients benefit from NIV as it provides pressure support and which assists patient's breathing to enable more volume to enter into their lungs in a shorter period of time. This decreases their work of breathing (WOB)which lowers their respiratory rate and allows more time to exhale.

The symposium was kick started by Dr Vibhu Prashar, Director, Madan Raj Nursing,followed by Dr Saurabh Karmakar, Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AIIMS, Patna,Dr Prashant Kumar Singh, Consultant Pulmonologist, Ruban Patliputra Hospital, Dr Saket Sharma, Consultant Pulmonologist, Mediversal Hospital, Patna, Dr S.K Madhurkar, Director, Madhukar Clinic & Lung Hospital, Patna and Dr Kishore Junjhunwala, Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, NMCH, Patna, who are experts in the field of Non- Invasive ventilation.

Dr Prasharspoke about NIV modes, setting and monitoring the patient remotely, whereas Dr Karmakar discussed its role in acute hypercapnicrespiratory failure.Further, topics like respiratory failure, its application at home and recent advancement were also covered later.

In order to spur this application, for the patient benefit or end users, the training was followed by experiential learning on NIV application, monitoring and troubleshooting by ResMed Academy India
The workshop offered all stakeholders in the healthcare system a platform to learn, share and connect. The workshop brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from across the healthcare spectrum to share their experiences, ideas and break the conventional silos that exist in this field.

A non-conventional ventilator contrary to the normal belief, can be used with the maskon an awakepatient retaining his ability to communicate, eat and drink. This offers several advantages such as reduced sedation requirement, improved patient comfort, ambulatory ventilation, patient recovery, reduced cost to the patient and early discharge.

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