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HCAH and Fortis start skill courses for nurses, physiotherapists

Dr. Gaurav Thukral
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Dr. Gaurav Thukral, COO of HCAH

Health Care at HOME (HCAH), India’s leading home healthcare solution provider, in association with Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), has introduced a professional development course to help general nurses become ICU nurses.

They have also introduced CPD UK accredited specialization courses for physiotherapists.

In the first course, eight nurses were upskilled into ICU nurses and 58 are currently under training.

Dr. Gaurav Thukral, COO of HCAH, said, “Critical care requires special skills and it takes around 2 to 3 years for a general nurse to acquire those skills in the normal hospital set-up. With our targeted course, we have successfully brought down the upskilling time to six months through a mix of classroom training, onsite hospital training and e-learning through our E-Mitra mobile app.”

Dr Vivek Srivastava, Co-Founder and CEO of HCAH, said, “We present internationally accredited upskilling opportunities to our resources, which helps them hone their skills and helps us deliver the best care to our patients.”

He said, “During the courses, exposure in multi-speciality hospital ensures that resources have the skills and confidence to deal with critical healthcare scenarios.”

Dr Sandeep Dewan, Director and Head of Department, Critical Care, at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, said, “Nurses are the most essential part of the critical care. One may survive a bad doctor but it’s difficult to survive a bad nurse. Noticing correct symptoms at right time can be the difference between life and death and a person only observes things which their mind knows.”

Along with nurses, six general physiotherapists also graduated to being specialist physiotherapists in management of low back pain, painful knee conditions, stroke, and critical care by undertaking specialised courses accredited by CPD UK. A total of 39 physiotherapists are currently undergoing training.

Dr Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, FMRI said, “With nurses and physiotherapists spending a significant amount of time looking after the patients, it is of high importance that they deliver high quality care to the patients. The initiative of upskilling of nurses and physiotherapists by HCAH and FMRI is a landmark in ensuring quality care to the patients.”


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