A new training course on providing assistance to patients affected by terrorist attacks, earthquakes and major accidents has been performed for the first time in the University’s WetLab operating room.
The program was aimed at improving skills and developing new ones of practicing doctors and clinical residents in surgery and resuscitation.
The course was developed by the staff of the Department of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Regional Clinical Hospital and included several stages:
- intensive care for hemorrhagic shock;
- emergency surgery of a thoracoabdominal injury;
- emergency surgery for abdominal injuries.
The participants worked on methods for assessing the severity of injuries, performing a tracheostomy, aorta catheterization and femoral artery, and a number of anti-shock measures on laboratory animals in WetLab training operating room.
The specialists demonstrated emergency surgery tactics which included abdominoscopy, perihepatic packing, cholecystostomy, splenectomy, nephrectomy, stopping internal organs bleeding, suturing the diaphragm and bladder, temporarily closing and draining the abdominal cavity. The course also included drainage of the pleural cavity, breast opening, isolation of major vessels, work at the root of the lung, lung resection and heart wound suturing.
The training course continued at Regional Clinical Hospital where mass admission of patients with severe injuries training was carried out.
In the nearest future RSMU and Regional Clinical Hospital are planning to train doctors from other regions.