Category Archives: CPR

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Training – Sri Lankan health care professionals in CPR

Category : CPR

Adult cardio pulmonary resuscitation training in Sri Lanka has been almost exclusively carried out by the college of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka.

The college of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka has signed a course collaboration agreement with the European Resuscitation Council ( ERC) to conduct agreed Life Support courses in Sri Lanka.

  1. Advanced Life Support ( ALS) Provider course
  2. Generic Instructor Course. ( GIC)
  3. Immediate Life Support (ILS) provider course.

We have restructured CPR training conducted by the College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka taking into consideration of latest available scientific evidence:

  1. Basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills deteriorate in as little as three to six months. The use of frequent assessments will identify those individuals who require refresher training to help maintain their knowledge and skills.
  2. Studies of advanced life support in actual or simulated in-hospital arrests, show improved resuscitation team performance when specific team and, or leadership training is added to advanced level courses. An increased emphasis on non-technical skills (NTS) such as leadership, teamwork, task management and structured communication will help improve the performance of CPR and patient care.
  3. Team training and rhythm recognition skills will be essential to minimize hands-off time when using the 2010 manual defibrillation strategy that includes charging during chest compressions.
  4. Team briefings to plan for resuscitation attempts, and debriefings based on performance during simulated or actual resuscitation attempts should be used to help improve resuscitation team and individual performance.

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CPR certification Course for Pre-intern doctors -2012-2016

Category : CPR

The College of Anesthesiologists of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has successfully conducted the CERTIFICATION COURSE IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION for pre Intern medical officers in 2012, 2013 ,2014,2015 & 2016.

in 2016  we have trained about 1400 Preintern doctors in 6 Centers Island wide (Colombo, Galle, Kandy & Jaffna, Anuradhapura & Batticaloa ) .

We have already trained about 3400 pre-intern doctors.

CPR course E-manual was sent  to all the participants well in advance.

  • Same course program, lecture material, skill assessment were used in all centers.
  • Online web based feedback was introduced.
  • CPR Courses are supervised by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) ALS instructors.

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CPR Certification Course (Pre-Intern) – 2017

Category : CPR

One day CPR certification course  for the medical graduates awaiting internship appointment with the Ministry of Health in –November  2017  is being organized by the College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
This training will be held  in 6 centers island wide from 21.09.2017- 07.10.2017 &  plan to train about 900  preintern doctors
This is the 6th  consecutive year that the college of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists organizes CPR training for Pre-intern doctors.
  LEARN A SKILL , SAVE A LIFE !
 CPR certification course- program – Sept-Oct 2017 .
7:30- 08:00 Registration
08:00- 08:15 Overview of CPR
08:15-09:00 Deteriorating patient –A B C D E approach
09:00-09:45 Who are at risk of having Cardiac arrest?
09:45- 10:00 Tea
10:00-10:45  BLS/ Advanced Life Support algorithm
10:45- 11:15 Peri-arrest Rhythms
11:15- 13:15 Hands on training

  •  Airway
  •  BLS and Safe defibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrest Simulation (Demonstration)
13:15- 14:00 Lunch
14:00- 14:45  MCQ Test ( Pass mark 75%) 
14:45 -17:30 Skill Assessment – 1. BLS  2. ALS – Safe defibrillation
17:30 -18:00   Final remarks ,  Closure

 

Download CPR – Pre intern programme Sept-Oct 2017 -Final

For those who are awaiting internship appointment in Nov  2017

  • For free online registration .

Apply now for ERC Course

 

 


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Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training in Sri Lanka – Important landmarks

Category : CPR

  1. CPR teaching program was first started in 1993 at the accident service- General Hospital –Colombo by the college of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka. Since then adult cardio pulmonary resuscitation training in Sri Lanka has been almost exclusively carried out by the college of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka, training thousands of health care providers in resuscitation techniques.
  2. Inclusion of CPR teaching to post graduate training.
  • MD Anaesthesiology Part IA examination – CPR -viva voce was introduced in early  2000
  • It was decided to have CPR certification as a prerequisite for sitting Part 1A in 2005
  • CPR workshop was added as preparation course MD Anaesthesiology -1A– 2005
  • CPR teaching at Accident Service –NHSL was converted to CPR certification course in 2007. The CPR workshop is held every Tuesday in the Trauma Lecture Theatre of the Accident Service, NHSL, Colombo. Certification is granted after a MCQ paper and a practical examination. More than 75% should be scored at the MCQ examination for a candidate to proceed to the practical examination.
  1. CPR committee was established on 30thNovember 2012 to coordinate and streamline CPR training with the approval of the council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka which
  2. Above committee was renamed as working committee on resuscitation on 30th May 2014.
  3. Regular CPR training at 4 regional centers – (Galle , Kandy, Ragama & Jaffna) was established by 2013
  4. CPR certification for pre-intern doctors with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka– started in 2012 September – Trained about 875 in 2012 & 1050 in 2013.
  5. Emergency first aid & basic life support-Community based training – Nalanda College , Colombo 10 – on May 2013& 11 July 2014.
  6. The college of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka have signed a course collaboration agreement with the European Resuscitation Council ( ERC) to conduct agreed Advanced Life Support provider courses & Generic Instructor Courses (GIC) in Sri Lanka in July 2013.
  7. European Resuscitation Council -ERC courses.

Following courses were successfully conducted with the participation of ERC  instructors.

Course

Dates

Number participated

ALS   provider

1st & 2nd Nov 2014

24

GIC(Generic Instructor)

4th & 5th Nov 2014

18

Immediate Life Support

13th Nov 2014

12

 

  1. We have restructured CPR training conducted by the College of Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists of Sri Lanka taking into consideration of available scientific evidence :
  2. We have conducted 8 One day Immediate Life Support (ILS) course in 2014 -Trained about 180 doctors & 20 Nurses in 2014 .ILS course manual with pre course MCQ were sent to participants at least 3 weeks prior to the course. Those who performed well in ILS course were selected as candidates with instructor  potential.
  3. One day advanced life support course with online study material is now open for registration.