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1,500 doctors take part in critical care conference

DUBAI, April 6, 2017

More than 1,500 doctors and 35 international medical equipment companies are taking part in the participated in the 13th Emirates Critical Care Conference (ECCC), which opened in Dubai today.

Held under the patronage Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, and president of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA),  Humaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board and director general of DHA, opened the conference at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City.

The three-day conference is organised by the Emirates Intensive Care Society and is aligned with the 9th Asia Africa Conference of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) and the 13th  International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society (IPACCMS).

Al Qatami said in line with the vision of the Dubai leadership, the DHA is further strengthening its critical care services. He highlighted that the authority offers advanced critical care services and has highly qualified medical professionals to deal with emergency medical situations and for critical care management.

He said that all allied services that are needed for critical care management such as radiology, nursing, anesthesia and pain management are also highly specialised at the DHA.

He said that  DHA recognises the importance of ICU care and that this conference provides a platform to discuss the latest in critical care and to exchange state-of-the-art information and expertise in this field.

Dr Hussain Nasser Al Rahma, chairman of the Emirates Critical Care Conference, president of Emirates Intensive Care Society and Pan Arab Critical Care Society, head of ICU at Dubai Hospital and Al Zahra Hospital, said the field of critical care is of great importance to help alleviate the suffering of critically ill patients.

He said the conference will discuss the latest protocols, studies and treatment methods. It will also discuss sepsis prevention and management, artificial ventilation, latest updates in pulmonary wash procedures, minimally invasive cardiology and hematology procedures etc.

He highlighted that DHA hospitals are well equipped with the latest non-invasive medical equipment that helps gauge the complete status of patients and immediately identifies what is wrong with the patient. “Such sophisticated equipment and highly skilled staff have helped us provide internationally recognized levels of care to patients and has reduced the risk of mortality in our ICUs.

“We will soon introduce the renal failure  test stick, which is the latest non-invasive method that helps detect accurately if a patient has renal failure so that immediate measures can be taken to prevent further determination of the renal function,” said Dr Al Rahma. - TradeArabia News Service

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