Ministry hosts 7th anesthesia and critical care conference
‘World now cares more about events before, after surgery’
KUWAIT: The Kuwait council of anesthesia, critical care and pain management and the health ministry organized the 7th anesthesia and critical care conference at Courtyard Marriott. The annual meeting gathered delegates from all government and private health institutions in Kuwait and the region. “What is distinguished about the conference is that it is the first conference of its kind that focuses on heart patients, and the evolution of internal medicine for the heart and heart surgeries,” said Dr Abdulraheem Al-Qattan, head of the council of anesthesia, critical care and pain management.
Qattan pointed out that current developments have made the world begin to pay attention to the role of the anesthesiologist and to care more about events before and after surgery. “There will be many workshops and a simulation system that allows doctors to practice several surgeries in a safe way and handle different situations,” he said.
Dr Huda Al-Foudri, chairperson of the organizing committee and head of department of anesthesia, critical care and pain management, noted that many years ago there was a big risk for patients during cardiac anesthesia, but with changes and developments, it has become less risky. “We are facing more and more cardiac patients choosing elective surgery, whether in pediatrics, obstetrics or general surgery, a number of whom would have been refused surgery in the past due to the high risk they may be subjected to. Improved assessment and optimization of cardiac patients, intraoperative cardiac monitoring and post-operative care in the critical care unit are all factors that have led to the reduction of perioperative risks of these patients and therefore improved patient care and safety,” she said.
Foudri added there would be a live surgical demonstration to show how doctors are dealing with medical conditions. “The patient doll used by the simulation system will show the audience how doctors treat patients, especially rare pathological cases. The use of the simulation system helps doctors develop their skills and update them on the latest technological and scientific developments,” she explained.
She added that this conference is a great opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with experts from different parts of the world, in addition to acquiring a variety of skills through the hands-on workshops preceding the conference. It will also be a great opportunity to experience the latest, state-of-the-art medical technologies and pharmaceutical products at the conference’s exhibition.
The theme of the conference this year is anesthetic and critical care management of the cardiac patient. The advancement in anesthesia and critical care management of cardiac patients due to increased experience and improved technologies has led to more cardiac patients being encountered in daily practice, with improved outcome being the ultimate target.
A general view of the audience.
KUWAIT: A group photo of officials and participants in the conference.
Dr Ziad Al-Alyan, General Manager of Central Circle Company (left) is pictured with officials at the conference.
Health ministry officials listen to a demonstration at the Central Circle Company’s booth.
Officials and participants pose for a group photo in front of the Central Circle Company’s booth.
Health ministry officials visit the Central Circle Company’s booth at the conference.