Congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect a large number of newborns and account for a high proportion of infant mortality worldwide. According to the latest statistics, it is estimated that children born with congenital heart disease in India is more than 200,000 per year. Increasing number of infants with the most complex lesions are surviving after surgery until the time of discharge from the hospital, but there remain concerns about out-of-hospital mortality, variability in how services are provided at the time of discharge and beyond. Even though Kerala is pioneering in pediatric cardiac surgery, care required for child before and after hospitalization is not reachable to many population around the state. For successful long-term outcomes, children also need skilled care at home before the surgery and after discharge. The Parent Education Discharge Instruction (PEDI) is an established training program, which was developed to educate nurses on the importance of pre admission as well as discharge teaching and to provide them with a structured process for conducting parent education on home care of children undergoing cardiac surgery. In collaboration with Govt. of Kerala (Hridyam) & Children’s Heart Link, US, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi is conducting PEDI, a one-day training program for 30 Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) Nurses with a live streaming to connect more than 900 RBSK Nurses across Kerala on 2nd November 2019, from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM. The government led RBSK nurses is an outreach program to empower parents at the community level in managing children with congenital heart diseases
Amrita Insittute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has been approved by the Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia (under the aegis of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia) to conduct the two year programme leading to award of its Fellowship (FIACTA). The Institute is a tertiary referral centre for adult cardiac, adult thoracic and vascular and pediatric cardiac cases. The Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia also services the adult and pediatric cardiac surgical units and cardiac interventional service. There is a vibrant academic programme and research opportunities to those who might be interested. Links to the programme and more details on the web advertisement can be found here http://www.iacta.co.in/icca-fiacta.html
Aveek Jayant MD DM
Clinical Professor (Cardiac Anaesthesiology)
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Ponekkara Kochi 682041 KERALA
The Nursing Services of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is celebrating “World Breast Feeding Week-2019” from 01/08/2019 – 07/08/2019. As a part of this, Aathmanubandhini Team is conducting several activities to engage health team members, parents & students to take initiative to spread the theme of World Breast Feeding Week-2019 - “EMPOWER PARENTS, ENABLE BREASTFEEDING” - Let us join together to empower mothers to breastfeed optimally.
|Day 1- 01/08/2019, Thursday||‘Aathmanubandhini’ training session for mothers.|
|Day 2- 01/08/2019, Friday||
World Breast Feeding Week Awareness session for mothers in Pediatric ward, A-Block
Story writing competition for staff and students
|Day 3- 03/08/2019, Saturday||
World Breast Feeding Week Awareness session for antenatal and postnatal mothers in Obstetric and gynaecology ward, B-Block
Speaker; Dr.C .Jayakumar, HOD. Paediatrics and BFIC champion
Poem writing competition for staff and students
|Day 4- 04/08/2019, Sunday||Holiday|
|Day 5- 05/08/2019, Monday||
Poster competition –evaluation
Parents feedback on Breast Feeding week message
|Day 6- 06/08/2019, Tuesday||
Competitions for parents and caretakers
Feedback session and distributing Fruit sapling to all new parents.
|Day7- 07/08/2019, Wednesday||
Closing ceremony of World breast feeding week between 10.00 am – 12.00 N.
Congratulating winners of competition
The Department of ENT, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, will organize a two day Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Workshop from September 7 - 8, 2019.
Venue: Anatomy Hall, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
For more details and registration click here
This is a 2 year Fellowship program aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the spectrum of adult and paediatric gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary pathology and to competently handle issues that arise in routine and specialty/referral practice. The Fellowship will be awarded by Amrita University after successful completion of theory and practical exam at the end of the 24 month training program.
The objectives are summarised below:
Essential : Post graduate training in pathology (MD / DNB)
Desirable : Demonstration of interest in GI Pathology
Duration of Program : 24 months
Closing date of application : 15.08.2019
Course Starting in October 2019
Sub: FGIL Path
For further information:
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center,
AIMS-Ponekkara P.O., Kochi-41, Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 (484) 2801234, Ext: 8020, Dr. Roopa Paulose (Course Organizer)
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