WORKSHOP / INTERACTIVE SEMINAR ON FIRST AID IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES AND CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATIONApril 2014
On the 12th of January 2013 a workshop on first aid was held at Dr.K.K. SURGICAL AND PAEDIATRIC CENTRE, Selaiyur, Chennai, an eminent multispeciality hospital.The programme was held to create awareness among the whole society by conveying the message to teachers-the eye openers. Dr.S.Kasi and Dr.K.Kavitha Lakshmi were the speakers of the day and held a very interactive and lively session with the right tint of humour. DR.R.Kannappan, the administrative officer of the hospital delivered a wonderful speech at the start, praising the role of teachers in shaping the future pillars of the country. The doctors explained what first aid must be given to the victims of sunstrokes, choking, burns, drowning, electric shocks, and spinal cord injury. Around 75 teachers from various schools in and around Tambaram attended the workshop. They had the satisfaction of having learnt so many new things and of having a hands-on training on how to do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). They felt very happy as they knew they would be able to save many lives from then. At the end, Dr.Kasi held a quiz to check how attentive the teachers had been. The programme ended with the sound of a great round of applause for the organizers. Everyone who was present at the workshop was very happy and thanked the doctors for having given them such a wonderful opportunity so that they could revive precious lives in crucial situations.
Lock, locked in the nasopharynx unlockedApril 2014
9 months old male child treated elsewhere as a case of WALRI ( Wheeze associated lower respiratory tract infection)for more than 3 months had a history of ingestion of foreign body.serial X-rays taken that time showed a safe pass out from the stomach.
At our centre CT chest including neck was advised and taken which revealed some foreign body still lying in the pharynx causing recurrent respiratory infection and respiratory distress to this 9 month old child.
Under anaesthesia endoscopic retreival of foreign body- A LOCK OF 3.5 cm x 2.5cm was removed and the child was releived of this 3monthsold unexplained misery.
"PAEDIATRIC SURGERY FOR PAEDIATRIANS" CME held for Paediatriciansm
Dr.S.Kasi spoke on ambiguous genitalia at 7th INTERNATIONAL SEXOLOGY CONFERENCE.
Work shop for teachers on BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND FIRST AID care in emergency situations.
GLAUCOMA SCREENING CAMPS held for public March 2014 as part of WORLD GLAUCOMA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN WEEK.
A Futuristic OutlookDecember 2013
Recent technological improvements have broken down the barriers of communication between specialist and patient, and have improved doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Kvaitha Lakshmi, consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. K. K. Surgical and Pediatric Center, Selaiyur tells us the analysis of clinical research and availability of raw credible data have ensured a diversification in diagnostics, with a greater proportion of intervention and treatment modalities being engendered. Technology, she opines, has brought about much change. “It helps us document our diagnosis and share the information with the doctor in charge of the insurance instantly. Besides building trust and transparency, technology also help us in informing, educating and involving patients in dicision-making.” Dr. Kavitha agrees the telemedicine may be the way forward. She says, “There is scarcity of medical specialists in rural areas – telemedicine will fill the gap. It can help in screening and detecting early diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma changes. As also prevent irreversible blindness that is setting in. With the help of paramedics, the telemedicine unit helps in imaging the eyes and the finer retina details. The busy consultant sitting in his chamber can see the digital picture or video of the normal or diseased eye and offer his expert opinion / advice even to people in the remotest of all villages.”
Paediatric Interventions Offer HopeDecember 2013
Dr. Kasi tell “Neonatal surgery constitutes about 30% of all surgeries performed in our center at Tambaram. We do less invasive or minimally invasive surgeries for neonates and infant as it ensure quick recovery and comfortable and relatively pain free post operative haling.” His center in Tambaram in one of the pioneers in Chennai for single stage laparoscopic assisted trans-anal pull through procedure as against the conventional three stage procedure for Hirschsprung’s disease (congenital megacolon). Dr. Kasi tells us that specialist can work wonder if they stay connected to latest development in their field. He says “Thanks to the newer imaging modalities and better anesthetic techniques – extensive and time consuming operations will be replaced by single stage or minimally invasive procedures. Robotic surgery may soon replace laparoscopic surgery. Better understanding of pathophysiology and molecular biology will lead to improved outcomes.
Essay poem and slogan writing and drawing competition for school children. To observe eye donation awareness.