Chandigarh,21.07.19-The Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care organised a two-day CME cum workshop on “Critical Care in Trauma” with the theme “Aiming at higher standards Better outcomes” on 20th -21st July 2019. Trauma is a major cause of mortality and hence there is need to address this issue in depth. The CME focused on the teamwork required to bring road traffic and trauma victim to safe high quality care.

The CME was inaugurated by the previous Head of the department, Prof Pramila Chari with traditional lamp lighting and saraswati vandana. Prof GD Puri, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care welcomed delegates and briefed about the Trauma Care system in PGIMER. Prof Kajal Jain, Incharge Trauma intensive care apprised the role of first responder and urged the need for continuing education of healthcare providers and first responders for better care. The highlights of the CME included interdisciplinary workshops to fast track pre-hospital transfer involving police personnel and a symposium for Critical Care nursing staff and didactic lectures by trauma surgeons and anaesthetists. The CME was attended by 300 delegates from Chandigarh and neighbouring states.