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Aster Hospitals, Bangalore to start upskilling courses for healthcare workers

28 July 2021 | News

50 frontline individuals will be trained in COVID-19 related care and treatment protocols

Image credit: shutterstock

Image credit: shutterstock

Aster Hospitals, Bangalore has commenced an advanced life support training in paediatrics with a special focus around covid in children. This course is for healthcare workers to educate and train 50 frontline individuals in COVID-19 related care and treatment protocols. 


The customised training schedule varying from two days intensive workshop to six weeks self-paced course will include 50 nurse trainees and rapid response team members in the first batch who will be taught about basic and advanced life support, identification of a sick child, COVID-19 specific - signs, symptoms, clinical course, and early warning scores for hospitalized patients under monitoring, etc.


Additionally, the healthcare group is also conducting simulation-based training for nurses to prepare them for the third wave of the COVID-19 virus and beyond. 


Aster Hospitals, Bangalore has collaborated with over five other hospitals to train the healthcare workers and create a model workforce that is equipped with all the skills and knowledge to fight any medical crisis. 


Under the simulation-based training, the hospital provides hands-on exposure to the professionals on clinical case scenarios, skill training, team dynamics, and human factors, escalation of care matrix, and grief counselling.


In the long run, Aster Hospitals Bangalore is also planning to adopt technologies like AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) that can enable simplification of learning through gamification of concepts and can ensure continuous and remote learning in a pandemic like scenario. 






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