Unique academy set up to develop skill of Tripura health staff

Unique academy set up to develop skill of Tripura health staff

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-05-11 13:49 Gandhigram (Tripura): In its endeavour to provide better healthcare facilities within the state, the Tripura government has set up a unique academy to facilitate the training of quality manpower in the region's health sector.The Health Skills Academy inGandhigram is run by IL and FS and is engaged in not only up-skilling existing hospital staff like doctors, nurses and paramedics using innovative approaches on their job role by giving them wider exposure in the clinical area but is also training fresh candidates those interested in join the health care sector in future.This centre is expected to help the state with adequate skilled manpower to dispense the duties in the growing health sector and especially during emergencies like disaster.Training is being imparted as per the existing standards of the Health Sector Skill Council under National Skill Development Council for vocational courses and industry partner affiliated courses for higher level courses.The courses has been designed at three levels - basics for students who are 10th or 12th pass, middle level for students with specialization in science and who are taught dialysis technician, radiography, emergency medical technician and the third for nurses and doctors like ultrasound, NICU care, OT nursing, critical care nursing, emergency nursing and emergency medicine course.The theory teachings are followed by simulation lab classes, where real life events are created to acquire hand on experience in advanced clinical procedures like bio medical waste management, trauma management, scenario for myocardial infarction, various emergencies, exposure to emergency equipment, crash cart, ventilator care, pain management, neurological assessment, defibrillator, handling end of life, hospital disaster management etc.The training has strengthen the knowledge and skills of the trainees in handling medical and surgical emergencies like gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, neonatal and paediatrics emergencies etc besides infusion equipment, BLS, ACLS, ECG interpretation, cardiac monitor etc."I am a government staff nurse and I am doing three months nursing course with IL