• At the end of the training, the student should be able to:
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation with the available resources and transfer the patient to a bigger hospital for advanced life support.
  • Set up the intravenous infusion.
  • Clear and maintain the airway in an unconscious patient.
  • Administer oxygen correctly.
  • Perform simple nerve block.
  • Exhibit awareness of the principles of administration of general and local anaesthetics.
Course Contents      
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) -basic and advanced, including simple ventilators.
    • Anatomy of the upper airway; sites of respiratory obstruction and management of the airway in an unconscious patient.
    • Various methods of oxygen therapy and their indications.
    • The pharmacology of local anaesthetics, their use and how to perform simple nerve blocks like,
      • Infiltration anaesthesia
      • Digital block
      • Ankle block
      • Pudendal and paracervical blocks
      • Management of complications of regional anaesthesia.
      • The principles of administration of general anaesthetics.
    • Start IV line and infusion in adults, children and neonates.
    • Do venous cutdown.
    • Insert and manage a CVP line.
    • Conduct CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid in newborns, children and adults, including endotracheal intubation.
    • Do lumbar puncture.
    • Perform nerve blocks like infiltration, digital, pudendal, paracervical and field block.
    • Administer O2 by mask, catheter and O2 tent and be able to handle O2 cylinder.
    Teaching & Learning Methods
    • Outline of Orthopaedics, 13th edition by John Crawford Adams, Published by David L Hamblen, Elsevier, Mosby, Saunders.
    • Apley’s system of Orthopaedics and fractures, Butterworth-Heinemann ltd., Oxford.
    • A manual on Clinical surgery, 4 th edition, S. DAS, 13, Old Mayor’s Court, Calcutta 5.
    1. Injuries of the shoulder girdle
    2. Injuries of elbow
    3. Open fractures
    4. Spinal injuries
    5. Complications of fractures
    6. Classification and management of bone tumours
    7. Osteoporosis
    8. Minimally invasive surgery in orthopaedics
    9. Joint replacement surgery
    10. Surgical procedures for fracture management