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Overview

CALS- Cardiac Surgery Advanced
Life Support Courses

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Variations in cardiac mortality between hospitals in similar healthcare systems are prevalent worldwide. This can be attributed to various reasons, one of the most important being the protocols carried out during and post-cardiac surgery.
Prior to the development of this course, several studies were reviewed which demonstrated that there was an appreciable rate of cardiac arrest post-surgery with a variable chance of survival and extreme morbidities in many survivors. It was realized that cardiac surgery around the world has slight differences thereby the need to update the existing protocol. In response to this CALS was developed.

  • Protocol
    Protocol that addresses the unique set of challenges associated with cardiac arrest post cardiac surgery
  • 6 Key Roles
    Ethos of encouraging optimal team work
  • Blended Learning
    Course comprised of pre-e-learning and one day simulation based Hands on workshop and Class room training.

Courses

Provider Course

Provider Course is designed to impart knowledge, skill and tools to maximize efficiency in resuscitation and re-sternotomy in the event of cardiac arrest





Key Highlights

  • The one-day provider course is offered to all staff members who are involved in the perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients. This includes surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, junior doctors, nurses, theatre and critical care practitioners.
  • The course will consist of lectures, practical sessions, moulages, simulation exercises and skilled stations.
  • The students will be taught emergency re-sternotomy, airway management and the use of pacing, balloon pump and learn the resuscitation on a custom built 4th generation 3D manniquin.
  • The participants will learn and practice the EACTS/STS approved CALS protocol, five - point action plan and six - role team approach in resuscitation.

Train The Trainer Course

For the delegates attending the day 2 TTT - you will form our faculty for future CALS courses! We aim to run provider courses here 2 x yearly and there may be opportunity for you to attend and teach on other CALS UK or international courses.



Key Highlights

  • This one-day course is offered to the staff members who want to become a teaching faculty for CALS training.
  • It reinforces the evidence behind CALS guidelines.
  • The candidates will be taught the skills and expertise that are required to become a faculty.
  • The candidates will be taught how to give effective feedback.
  • The candidates will learn how to set up and run successful CALS courses in their centers.

CALS - Accreditation

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ILCOR

International Liaison committee on Resuscitation is forum to liaison between principal resuscitation organizations world wide, ILCOR’s mission is to promote, disseminate and advocate international implementation of evidence-informed resuscitation and first aid, using transparent evaluation and consensus summary of scientific data. ILCOR presented strategic plan of “Saving More Lives Globally Through Resuscitation” via propagating information on training and education in resuscitation.

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EACTS

European association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, with the motto raising standards through education and training, offers a high quality educational programme to suit a range of levels, from trainee through to experienced surgeons and their goal is to promote a non-dogmatic learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, changing lives, and helping to transform through education.

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ERC

The European Resuscitation Council offers a wide range of courses and guidelines concerning modern-day CPR.

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STS

The society of Thoracic surgeons works to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.

Faculty

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Mr.A.J.Levine has been a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon in the UK for 18 years at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. He trained in London and the West Midlands.

Dr. Adrian Levine

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Royal Stoke University Hospital,
United Kingdom
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Joel Dunning is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in the UK. He graduated in Medicine from Oxford University in 1997 and did his PhD at Manchester University in 2002.

Dr. Joel Dunning

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
James Cook University Hospital,
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Dr. Vince Giordano

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
NHS Lothian Infirmary,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dr. Kiran Salunkey

Consultant Anaesthetist & Intensivist
Papworth Hospital,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Tara Bartley

Lead Nurse

Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Rory A Clork

Adult Cardiothoracic
Intensive Care

Freeman Hospital,
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Mr. Binu Arthur's special interests are in TEE and post grad medical education.

Dr Binu Arthur, MBBS FRCA

Consultant Cardiothoracic
Anaesthetist

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust,
United Kingdom
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Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Chairman and Executive Director
Narayana Health,
Bangalore
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Dr. Vivek Jawali

Director

Fortis Hospital,
Bangalore.
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Dr. Periyaswamy

Cardiovascular Surgeon & Heart Specialist
SRMC,
Chennai.
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Dr. Varun Shetty

Consultant
Cardiac Surgeon

Narayana Health,
Bangalore
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Dr. Muralidhar Kanchi

Academic Director, HOD, Anesthesia,
Narayana Health, Bangalore
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Dr. Sameer Kadam

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MGM Medical College Hospitals,
Navi Mumbai
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Dr. Vishwas Sathe

Cardiac Anesthesiologist
MGM Medical College Hospitals,
Navi Mumbai
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Dr. Gopala Krishna Gokhale

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Apollo Hospitals,
Hyderabad.
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Dr. K. Sakhtivel

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Yenepoya University,
Mangalore

CALS - Enabling Better Health Outcomes

CALS Course Structure

Pre e-learning Read more Hands on Workshop Read more

Pre e-learning is the MANDATORY step to complete CALS courses.


Why is it mandatory?
e-learning is an essential step in the process of learning CALS Course as a Provider or as a Trainer. It benefits in maximizing knowledge retention and better association with the content.


From a Learner’s Perspective:

  • Workshop will be more of interacting with the trainers to enhance your knowledge than going de novo.
  • Course will be more about acquiring practical skills and learning theory.
  • The trainees to be more knowledgeable from the outset and interact more implicitly during the course.
  • The trainer to be able to more easily tailor the course to the individual trainee’s needs.
  • A Trainer to learn to train the CALS way (via Train the Trainers)

Pre e-learning is the MANDATORY step to complete CALS courses.
e-learning can be accessed at calselearning.com

At Hands on Workshop

CALS teaches a unique way of organizing staff to maximize efficiency in resuscitation and re-sternotomy in the event of a cardiac arrest. It suggests that there are six key roles of which two (team leader and ICU coordinator) are the most important. Each of these key roles is stand alone with an ethos of encouraging optimal team working by leadership (by the team leader) with active followership by all other roles.

The taught course has lectures and practical sessions that are not covered in the e-learning. There are added stations that teach common emergency CXR and Echocardiography (TTE &TEE) diagnostic interpretations using images and videos. There are 8 practical stations in the course covering a wide range of skills and scenarios including the use of epicardial pacing and intra-aortic balloon pump. Special scenarios such as ECMO, Central VA, Peripheral VA and RVAD has been included

CALS India Centers - 4

Other Centers

Mediknit continues to expand the reach of its differentiated courses. Multiple centres are in consideration and have expressed interest.
Please mention your interest in these if these are more convenient

Eligibility Criteria (The course is offered to all)

  • Cardiac Surgeons, Anesthetists, Intensivists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, ICU nurses, Perfusionists, Allied Health Professionals and other critical care practitioners who are involved in the perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients.
  • Mandatory for all applicants to take up the Pre-e-learning course prior to the taught course.
  • The course fee is inclusive of all taxes.
  • Conversion and bank charges for international payments will be additional.
  • At no instance the course fees shall be refunded, if the applicant is either disqualified or fails to take up the course.
  • On short listing the names if the applicant chooses not to take up the course, he shall inform not later than 10 days from the date of short list announcement.

Documents required

DOCTORS: UG Certificate/ PG Certificate.

NURSE/ ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL: UG /PG Certificate/ Diploma Certificate.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: UG /PG Certificate/ Diploma Certificate.

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