Simulation-based ventilatory training for the caregivers at primary and rural health care workers in Central India for dealing with COVID-19 pandemic: recommendations

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J Complement Integr Med. 2021 May 8. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2020-0453. Online ahead of print.


In 2020 COVID-19 made a major burden on health care system. The capacity of the healthcare system particularly emergency departments, ICU, hospital beds are insufficient to manage the increasing number of patients in cities and rural areas too. The primary health care centers and rural hospitals need preparedness for such disasters conditions. Novel and future oriented solutions are needed to effectively address the unprecedented pressure on the healthcare systems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Considering the lacunae in healthcare system at primary level, various challenges encountered during pandemic has been identified and training session in consortia with simulation based training program for the training of the doctors, nurses, attendants and other related healthcare staff of Primary Health Center and Rural Hospitals intending to prepare them for future challenges in ventilatory care of COVID-19 has been carried out. After these training session certain conclusions and recommendations were drawn which could be able our health care system to be prepared for more critical situations and we can take our primary health care system at new horizon.

PMID:33964197 | DOI:10.1515/jcim-2020-0453