Physicians updated on cardiac life-support techniques

Updated 01 February 2014
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Physicians updated on cardiac life-support techniques

King Abdulaziz Medical City in Jeddah and Life Support Training Center-Postgraduate Education and Academic Affairs held a two-day course on advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) from Jan. 29-30 at the Deanship Building of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University-Health Science (KSAU-HS) in Jeddah.
The course was mandatory for all cardiac physicians in the city. Several doctors and nurses from the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), CCU (Coronary Care Unit), and Emergency room also attended the course led by Dr. Abdulhalim Kinsara, the course director. The course provided the participants with the latest information and protocols for Acute Cardiac Care and Advanced Life Support in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the American Heart Association.
ACLS courses are designed to enhance the health care professional’s ability to treat and manage (as a team) adult patients during cardiac arrest, direct team members during resuscitation and manage the patient in the immediate post-resuscitation phase.
Kinsara said that the course dwelt on advanced life support techniques and imparted knowledge on chest compression in case of cardiac arrests.
The course is conducted in accordance with the Saudi Heart Association and American Heart Association curriculum. As explained by Kinsara, this curriculum is one of the most comprehensive courses available worldwide and provides hands-on training.
Similar courses on how to deal with cardiac arrest are also available for the general public. The curriculum programs are updated every three years.
On completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate airway management and resuscitation skills. Kinsara said that the same course has been scheduled for the whole year. “This will be a routine in the future and will go a long way in saving precious lives,” he added.
Any doctor or hospital wishing to participate in future courses can get technical help from Life Support Training Center (LSTC) members.


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sponsors military graduation ceremony

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sponsors military graduation ceremony

JEDDAH: Makkah’s Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz on Monday sponsored the 15th graduation ceremony of the King Abdullah Air Defense College on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
It was attended by Air Defense Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Mazyad bin Sulaiman Al-Amro. Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Mohammed Mishary, commander of the college, welcomed Prince Abdullah and the other attendees.
“The crown prince’s sponsorship is a clear indication of his support to the graduates as he shares their joy of graduating and joining the fields of pride, dignity and honor as part of the Saudi Armed Forces,” Mishary said in his speech.
“In particular, they will be taking part in the Air Defense Forces and the Strategic Missile Force, which has become a source of pride for Saudis and a force armed with knowledge, faith and modern weapons under the generous support of King Salman and his crown prince,” Mishary added.
“This year’s graduates include a number of students from fraternal and friendly states… They grew in education and knowledge through the latest education and training techniques under the supervision of distinguished Saudi teachers and trainers,” he said.
“The excellent training helped the graduates acquire the skills that qualify them to be leaders armed with education and faith, so they can defend the homeland and gain this great honor.”
Mishary congratulated the graduates and wished them good luck in their professional life, telling them that “the journey of giving goes on as long as one is faithful to his religion, leadership and homeland.”
The graduates presented a military parade, after which they took the oath. At the end of the ceremony, Prince Abdullah honored outstanding students and received a gift.