Latest intubation techniques facilitate less complications & speedy recovery of patients: ISCCM
Hyderabad, November 2021: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM), Hyderabad Chapter and Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; conducted a Difficult Airway Workshop at Apollo Health City Campus, Jubilee Hills, today. Mr. Y. Subramanyam, CEO, Central Zone, Apollo Hospitals, inaugurated the Workshop. Dr. K. Subba Reddy, Sr. Consultant and Head of Critical Care, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills and other Critical Care consultants shared their experiences in handling airway in sick patients during COVID pandemic. Over 100 Critical care and other specialists from across south India attended and learnt the latest techniques in effective endotracheal Intubation to enhance their skills in airway management.
Intubation is a lifesaving skill for all ICU physicians, where an ET (Endotracheal) tube is inserted into trachea before starting ventilator therapy for patients with low oxygen level and difficulty in breathing. The goal of the workshop was to train critical care doctors to perform intubation effectively and stabilize critical patients early, thereby enhancing the overall patient care.
The workshop dispensed knowledge on newer techniques of intubation like video laryngoscopy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy, among others. The advent of these techniques has immensely facilitated easy identification of the path to intubation by critical care specialists. They enhance the possibility to secure airway in the very first attempt without delay and helps to improve oxygen saturation quickly. These techniques significantly reduce complications associated with intubation and facilitate speedy recovery of patients. They are particularly useful in patients with facial fractures, head & neck injuries during accidents and in cancer patients involving oral cavity and needing ventilator therapy. These techniques also minimize direct exposure of patient's oral secretions to doctor, which is critical during treatment of patients with lung infections like COVID & TB infections.
About Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine was established on 9th October, 1993, in Mumbai, India. It is the largest non-profit association of Indian Physicians, Nurses, Physiotherapists and other allied health care professionals involved in the care of the critically ill. ISCCM which was started with a small group of consultants, from Mumbai, is now having membership of 10131, comprising of 76 city branches all across the India with headquarter at Mumbai.
About Apollo Hospitals:
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India's first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
Now, as Asia's foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals and 4100 pharmacies, over 120 Primary Care clinics and 650 Diagnostic centres, 700 plus Teleclinics, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials. The most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia's very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
For 37 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.