RIPAS Hospital completes WINFOCUS Basic Level 1 course
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Society of Anaesthesiologists, Brunei Darussalam in conjunction with the Department of Anaesthesia of RIPAS Hospital concluded its first ever WINFOCUS Ultrasound Life Support Basic Level I provider course facilitated by eight accredited WINFOCUS instructors from Malaysia and Singapore yesterday.
World Interactive Network Focused On Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) course, is a course specifically designed for physicians and surgeons exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance the management of the critically ill.
WINFOCUS presents a systematic and comprehensive assessment using ultrasound, adopting the familiar “A,B,C,D,E” format in accordance with the curriculum. It is to enable rapid and effective decision making and to improve diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring capability.
Organised by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the two-day workshop focused on the systematic and comprehensive assessment using ultrasound, adopting the familiar “A,B,C,D,E” format in accordance with the curriculum.
It is to enable rapid and effective decision making and to improve diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring capability.
The objective of the workshop was to equip participants, especially medical practitioners and staff of the ministry, with the knowledge and skills of anaesthesiologists through interactive lectures and hands on training covering various topics including Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST), Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH) and Basic Lung Ultrasound in Emergency (BLUE).
The workshop was held from May 16 to 17 at the Ministry’s Al-Afiah hall and was facilitated by accredited Malaysian and Singaporean WINFOCUS instructors, headed by Senior Consultant Anaesthetist of Alexandra Hospital Singapore, Dr Shahridan Fathil.
Present as the guest of honour and later on-hand to present the certificate of completions to participants was Dr Hj Zulaidi Hj Abdul Latif, President of the Society of Anaesthesiologists and Director General of Medical Services.
In his speech, he said he hopes that the new knowledge and techniques learnt from this course can go hand-in-hand in providing the best care for the ill patients, minimise complications and side effects while improving patient safety and satisfaction both in the emergency and critical care setting.
The two-day course was participated by 40 healthcare professionals comprising of Anaesthesilogists, Intensivists, Surgeons and Physicians.
The Brunei Times