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     Government of Kerala as part of their IMR reduction strategy gives due importance to Congenital heart Disease Management viz, Detection of new cases at the earliest, pre surgical care, surgery and post surgical care. Department of Health and family Welfare through National health Mission takes up major activities in institutions under Directorate of Health Services and Directorate of Medical education across Kerala. Among these listed few, it is expected to improve the survival and quality of life of a lot of children. In this venture GoK has partners like UNICEF, Children's heartLik (USA) and Indian Pediatric Association. The strategy adopted is to improve the early detection of cases especially those critical congenial heart disease and offer the best timely treatment and treat pre surgical and post surgical complications in time with outmost care.

    The Department of Health& Family Welfare (Kerala), Children’s HeartLink (USA) and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Kerala Chapter), cordially invite you to attend the CME on Practical Challenges and Contemporary Trends in Paediatric Cardiac Care.

Background: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common of all birth defects, occurring in about nine per 1000 live births globally and it is the fourth leading cause of neonatal deaths and must be addressed if we need to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). Kerala is estimated to have:



Fetal Cardiac Screening as a mandatory component of mid trimester anomaly scans: A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists.

The benefits of doing fetal heart evaluation as a mandatory component of mid trimester anomaly scans:

Mandatory screening of the fetal heart as per a standard protocol will lead to earlier suspicion of fetuses with abnormal hearts. This will lead to earlier referral and detailed evaluation by an expert. A complete diagnosis and a detailed counseling of the family about the prognosis of the CHD can offer more options to the expectant family including termination of pregnancy for complex CHDs (before 20 weeks gestation) or planned delivery in cardiac facility for critical defects.

This can reduce the burden of very complex defects enabling the more optimal utilization of healthcare infrastructure towards more correctable CHDs.

List of CME Venues: Fetal Cardiac Screening A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists
 
1 Fetal Cardiac Screening A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists SAT Hospital, Trivandrum Thiruvananthapuram 18 August 2017
2 Fetal Cardiac Screening A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists MCH, Calicut Kozhikode October 2017
3 Fetal Cardiac Screening A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists MCH, Alleppey Alappuzha, Kottayam 22 September 2017
TD Medical College Alappuzha
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4 Fetal Cardiac Screening A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists GH Ernakulum Eranakulam November 2017
5 Fetal Cardiac Screening A training protocol for obstetricians and radiologists MCH Parippally Kollam, Pathanamthitta December 2017


Goals of the training program:

  • To familiarize the sonographer with the basic protocol of fetal heart evaluation
  • To provide hands-on training on the technique of fetal heart screening
  • To enable the sonographer to identify the common abnormal patterns and variations from the normal pattern
  • To train the sonographer on reporting the findings and also know when to refer to the next level of expertise

Target Audience:

  • Obstetricians and Radiologists practicing in both public and private sector obstetric hospitals in Kerala along with post graduate students in Obstetrics and Radiology

Location of the training programs:

  • These training workshops have to be done district wise, in each district of Kerala.
  • Venue: District hospital/Medical College hospital.
  • Frequency: Minimum once every 3 months (min. 4 per year).
  • Style: Interactive with live demos and hands-on training.

Topics

CHD as a public health problem – The Kerala Scenario

Indications for fetal echocardiography

Protocol for fetal heart screening

Live demo of fetal heart screening – the normal heart

Counseling of fetal heart abnormalities – what an obstetrician should know

Impact of fetal diagnosis on outcomes of CHD


Reading materials

Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Babies – When and How to Close

Stabilization and Transportation guidelines for Neonates and infants with Heart disease

Diagnosis and Initial Management of Heart Disease in the Newborn

Assessment of Operability of Congenital Cardiac Shunts With Increased Pulmonary Vascular Resistance/p>

PEDIATRIC CARDIAC EMERGENCIES

A General IntroductionCommon operations performed in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Follow up Guidelines