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Strengthening Seminar

May 27 - June 2 , 2020
Gulf Weekly Strengthening Seminar

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

The Bahrain Association of Emergency Medicine at the Bahrain Medical Society held a “remote” seminar on how to deal with critical cases, help them breathe and treat those infected with Covid-19 arriving at hospital emergency, writes Mai Al Khatib-Camille.

The two-hour seminar featured more than 50 doctors from the kingdom and the region, sharing the latest medical developments in the field of tackling coronavirus, focussing on emergency medicine, family medicine and general medicine.

The seminar was attended by the Dr Ghada Al Qassim, the chairman of the Bahrain Medical Society, and Dr Salah Al-Ghanem, president of the Bahrain Association of Emergency Medicine.

Other participating experts included Dr Amjad Obaid, vice president of Bahrain Association of Emergency Medicine, Dr Tariq Al Musawi, the consultant of infectious disease who is also specialised in the field of Intensive Care Medicine, and Dr Khaled Al Salem, an emergency doctor from Saudi Arabia.

According to Dr Salah, this seminar comes within the framework of the society’s keenness to follow up on the latest developments in tackling Covid-19 and the use of medical expertise from different specialties to better provide health and medical care for infected people.

He said: “COVID-19 is a new virus and this is the challenge that faces everyone. There are no fixed scientific methods and theories in fighting it, so we tried to combine infectious diseases, Intensive Care medicine and emergency medicine in this seminar, with the aim of exchanging views and experiences, and developing our knowledge and understanding of it. This will contributes to strengthening the treatment services for patients and will contribute to the success of the prominent experience of the Kingdom of Bahrain in tackling the Corona pandemic.”

The discussion also covered the steps that hospitals must take to strengthen preparedness for the pandemic or any pandemic in general in the framework of “Disaster Medicine” and the treatment protocol issued by the National Committee responsible for tackling the virus in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The measures taken by China and the World Health Organisation (WHO) were also discussed, especially the measures that were taken when the virus was first discovered, the latest information related to vaccines and methods of examination and analysis. The seminar also examined the consequences of Covid-19 on individuals from a psychological and social point of view.

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