Date of seminar : April 7, 2020 to April 7, 2020
Venue : IIHMR UNiversity, Jaipur
Organizer : IIHMR UNiversity, Jaipur
Organizing secretary : Dr. S Gupta
Email Id of conference : info@GPAT
Abstract submission last date : April 6, 2020
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Date: April 7, 2020 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST
Protection for Health workforce The pressure on the global health care workforce continues to deepen.
The potentially overwhelming burden of illnesses that stresses health system capacity increases the pressure and at the same time, the adverse effects on health care workers, including the risk of infection also adds on to this pressure. Doctors, nurses, carers and paramedics around the world are facing an unprecedented workload in overstretched health facilities, and with no end in sight.
They are working in stressful and frightening work environments, not just because the virus is little understood, but because in most settings they are under-protected, overworked and themselves vulnerable to infection.
To ensure minimal risk of infection when treating patients with COVID-19, the CDC recommends the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including a gown, gloves, and either an N95 respirator plus a face shield/goggles or a powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR). To discuss more on the protection of the health work force, a panel of experts from IIHMR University, Jaipur will be hosting a webinar on Monday, April 6 (Monday) 5 pm-6 p.m.
The panel of experts includes Dr. SD Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University, M.D. (Preventive & Social Medicine), Ph.D. (Epidemiology), and Dr. DK Mangal, Dean, Research, IIHMR University, MD (Preventive and Social Medicine), Fellow, Indian Public Health Association.
We must do everything to support health workers who, despite their own well-founded fears, are stepping directly into COVID-19’s path to aid the afflicted and help halt the virus’s spread. The heroism, dedication and selflessness of medical staff allow the rest of us a degree of reassurance that we will overcome this virus.