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This Year 2016 - 17 Sunandan Divatia School of Science organized “Continuing Physiotherapy Education in ICU” on 4th February, 2017. It was a 1 day lecture series giving an overview about the Intensive Care Unit as well as empowering the knowledge of various approaches and early intervention for the patients in the ICU especially in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)

Total of 120 Physiotherapists participated in the conference which included students from various institutions in Mumbai and Pune and those working in different hospitals.

The program was inaugurated by the Chief Speaker Dr Hiren Doshi, Pediatric Intensivist and Neonatologist, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital; Dr. Rajan Saxena Vice Chancellor, NMIMS, Dr. Aparna Khanna, Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS; Dr. Ali Irani, Head Of Dept. Physiotherapy, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.

Dr. Hiren Doshi enlightened the members of the conference with the importance of Chest physiotherapy and early mobilization for patients in the PICU in his talk “Introduction to Pediatric ICU, Evaluation and Monitoring”. Other speakers during this conference included Dr. Poonam Parulekar, Assist Prof NMIMS, SDODS talk on “Chest Physiotherapy” and Dr. Jaimala Shetye, Associate Professor, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, talk on “Special Consideration in the PICU”; gave a brief idea about the various treatment approaches and adjuncts used during giving chest physiotherapy in the ICU and PICU respectively. Dr. Abdul Ansari, Director, Critical Care Services, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital talk on ”Mechanical Ventilators” empowered the knowledge of various modes of Mechanical ventilators and thus making it easy to remember and follow. Dr. Ruchi Nanavati, Neonatologist, Professor, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital through her talk on “Early Intervention” shared her knowledge and recent advances about management of a pediatric in a PICU.

The future scope of management of a patient in PICU /ICU was also discussed.

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