Medical conference on ‘Managing Acute Breathless Child’ held
MUSCAT: Continuing their Medical Education Programme, Muscat Family Physicians’ Group recently organised a meeting on yet another very common problem doctors face in their clinic “Managing Acute Breathless Child” Dr Askar Kukkadi, Consultant, Paediatrics, Starcare Hospital, Seeb was the speaker.
In the beginning of his presentation Dr Askar mentioned “How Small Children are vulnerable in comparison with the adults. Sudden Breathlessness in a child poses danger to their life. It is a serious condition requiring urgent and immediate action. Any delay can be dangerous”.
He then enumerated different common condition, both Respiratory & non-respiratory, which can cause of Acute Breathlessness in a Child. He emphasised importance of educating parents and public in general about these conditions.
He further explained how to examine the child, what signs to look for, what investigations are needed to come to a diagnosis. He also cautioned about what to do and what one should not do.
He concluded his presentation by explaining the way different conditions should be treated.
Dr Askar then presented a few cases which he had encountered in his practice recently.
The presentation was indeed a very informative, educative and practical. Dr Askar with his skills and expertise made it very simple, interesting and interactive. All the 50+ doctors attending the meeting were continuously involved by Dr Askar.
The Medical Conference was held at Hotel Al Falaj on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. It was attended by around 50 doctors practicing in Muscat Governorate. This included Paediatricians, Internists, Ayurvedic, Homeopaths and of course many Family physicians of the group. The event was sponsored by CIPLA – A Pharma company leaders in producing Inhalers for the Breathless patients.
In closing remarks Dr Sanjay Dalal – Co-ordinator “Muscat Family Physicians” said “This seminar was held to refresh the knowledge of the doctors about this common problem”. He promised to carry on with more such conferences. “We are proud that our CME programme is the longest running programme organised by any private health establishment. It is education for ALL medical practitioners who wants to join. It’s free. I take this opportunity to thank Department of Private Health Establishments Affairs, Ministry of health & Oman Medical Specialty Board for their unstinting support,” added Dr Dalal.