CPD ACTIVITIES

  • COMMUNICATION & INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP AT WORKPLACE

    Communication and Interpersonal relationship at workplace  

    Credits:3.00 Expires:19 May, 2016

  • Pheochromocytosis

    Definition, Causes, diagnosis and treatment of Pheochromocytosis

    Credits:3.00 Expires:17 May, 2016

  • Lung Protective Strategies in Critical Care and Anaesthesia - a Practical approach.

    Mechanical ventilation is one of the most common interventions in the cri tical care setting. Whether it is because of the sick lung or complications of the patient care including sepsis, mechanical ventilation may be useful. However mechanical ventilation itself could be Harmful and could be associat ed with serious complications including acute lung injury. Ventilators assoc iated lung injury (VALI) through complex interactions can exacerbate existin g lung injury and also cause remote organ dysfunction. Anesthetists also ventilate most of their patients in the operation theatres. No randomized c ontrolled trials are available to guide the optimal use of mechanical ventil ation intra operatively. Evidence exists however, to show that excessive use of high pressures or volumes could be harmful to this patient population. N ow many anesthetists are employing the same strategies used in intensive car e units (ICU) whenever possible. It is argued that the attendant inflamm atory response of mechanical ventilation can, if prolonged, be associated wi th diffuse organ and tissue damage. Acute lung injury is more likely in cert ain situations but the common feature is the activation of the neutrophils a nd pulmonary inflammation. Pulmonary complications requiring mechanical ventilation have been associated with the high morbidity and mortality, incr eased length of ICU and hospital stay and increased cost of care.  

    Credits:10.00 Expires:28 May, 2016