Neonatal Ventilation Course – 29th to 31st March.
Pakistan has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in the world and at Shifa we want to do everything we can to improve the care a baby receives shortly after birth especially if they are too sick to need NICU.
Neonatal Ventilation Course – Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. in collaboration of Scope – Shifa Foundation organized a course which was the first ever ventilation course in suburb.
Sick neonates in NICU are either placed on Ventilator for respiratory support or they receive noninvasive ventilation (NIV) either via CPAP or High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC).
The aim of this course was to educate health care professionals about current evidence-based ventilation strategies which should be used in NICU.
On Day 1: Non Invasive Ventilation in Newborns (CPAP and HFNC) was discussed by the
Dr. Terry Cullen MRCPCH; CCT (UK). Post CCT Senior Neonatal Fellow the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Day 2: Modes and Strategies for Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation was discussed by Dr. Yasser Masood FRCPCH, CCT (UK). Consultant Neonatologist, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
Day 3: High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) was discussed by Dr. Yasser Masood FRCPCH, CCT (UK). Consultant Neonatologist, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
Over the 3-day period our experience foreign trained Neonatologists shared their current international practices in both invasive and noninvasive ventilation.