Monday, 16 December 2019 09:15

Saving Young Lives (SYL) Renal Basic Life Support Training Course 2019

As part of the Saving Young Lives Project* a peritoneal dialysis (PD) training workshop was held at St John’s Medical College Hospital in Bengaluru, India, from November 15-16, 2019.

The workshop aimed to empower pediatricians working in the community and in hospital settings with a skill-based approach to the management of a child with acute kidney injury (AKI). The hands-on course taught early detection of AKI, non-dialysis management for AKI, and acute peritoneal dialysis. A course book was produced to accompany the workshop.

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18 pediatricians and 2 nurses from Northeast and South India, as well as neighboring Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius attended the course. Selection was made by course facilitators Dr. Arpana Iyengar, Dr. Anil Vasudevan, and Dr. Rajiv Sinha based on available expertise and existing resources within the regions.

ISN President Vivek Jha was a guest speaker at the training, discussing AKI challenges around the world.

The impact of the SYL Renal Basic Life Support Training Course and other SYL courses is monitored by inviting course delegates to participate in collecting data of their future AKI patients treated with PD.

*An ISN collaboration with SYL partner organizations: the International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA), the European Peritoneal Dialysis Organisation (EuroPD), and International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD).

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