With the help of Burn professionals in Bangladesh, CIPRB organized training course on Emergency Management of Severe Burn (EMSB) on 17 and 18 March 2015. It is an international course on burn management running in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and many other countries in the world for the last two decades. Australia & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) and Interplast Australia & New Zealand provided technical support.
Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) was the venue of the course. Day one was for the doctors and day two was for Nurses. Professor Peter Maitz, president ANZBA was present in both the courses. Professor Shahidul Bari, renowned burn and plastic surgeon in Bangladesh was the course director for day one, Dr. ABM Jamal was the course director of day two. Total 22 doctors and 24 Nurses attended the courses. Two doctors and 3 Nurses were from Nepal. CIPRB is organizing this course in Bangladesh during the last six years. This year first time in Bangladesh course has been organized for the nurses.
The course is based on the principle that timely emergency assessment, resuscitation and transfer provide the best chance of recovery in patients with burns. The aim of this course is to provide sufficient factual information regarding the presentation, diagnosis and initial management of the patient with severe burns, to enable medical and nursing practitioners to deal competently with this urgent and often life threatening problem. The information is taught in five separate and complimentary sections:
1. Course Manual
2. Formal Lectures
3. Skill Stations
4. Interactive Discussion Groups
5. Simulated Burn Cases
6. Examination and Clinical Test
Since 2008 more than 500 surgeons, plastic surgeons, physicians and nurses have been trained in Emergency Management of Severe Burn in Bangladesh, among them 41 have been trained as International instructors. Along with Bangladeshi physician and surgeon, 7 surgeons and 3 nurses have been trained on this course from Nepal