Wednesday, 21 July 2021

70th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the Contemporary issues in Academic Medicine during the COVID Pandemic

 17th July 2021


A Global team of Experts met to discuss the progress made by WACEM and ACAIM on the Following issues

1. Telemedicine Sciences

2. Emergency Preparedness Systems 

3. Framework for the WACEM Initiatives Namely :
    
    A. Simulation
     
    B. Point of Care Ultrasound

    C. Data-Analytics 
 
     E. Mass Casualty Preparedness

4. Discussion was also continued on the last week discussion points about creating the Virtual education platform and COMMUNICATION was found to be the dominant aspect of the discussion. The team decided to focus on processes which emphasize communications and knowledge exchange. 

5. Discussion was also done on Remote Medical Systems which encompass an exposure to Remote Medicine. A task team was created which will deliver its First Report in the next few weeks.




69th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the The Virtual Training Model for Academic Medicine during the COVID Pandemic

 10th July 2021




An Expert Team meeting to discuss the development of a Virtual Training Platform for Academic Medicine.

The Core Concepts of the Model revolved around creating a platform which satisfies:

1. Audio Content

2. Visual Content

3. Reading Assignments

4. Trainee Assignments

5. Recording, Evaluation and Modification Processes 

6. Communication Processes

Each Point was discussed in Detail.

Trainee Perspectives, Trainer Perspectives and Administrative Perspectives along with data Security issues were also discussed.

The Leaders decided to come up with a comprehensive time line to integrate the above systems into its development platforms.


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

68th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the The Telemedicine & Pediatric Preparedness Framework for the COVID19 Pandemic

 3rd July 2021


The Telemedicine Framework Team & The Pediatric Preparedness Team met to lay out the strategy towards finalizing key distinct and key integrating features between these two diverse topics.

Pediatric Preparedness Framework focused on  Resources and its Utilization at the correct time, correct place in purview of a correct process.

Checklists were considered key be it roles, responsibilities, accountability metrics or even after review reporting. Stock-Pile maintenance was considered key.

The Telemedicine Framework focused on developing the science around Telecommunications Technology and its application in a highly complex and accountable branch of medical care. 

The complexity of this framework revolved around various aspects from culture, to competencies to clear less criteria for using, recording, analyzing and improving the process for this extensive and random sudden surge in its usage for patient care.  

Detailed discussion were held on the above two topics.



67th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the Pediatric Preparedness Framework for the COVID19 Pandemic in India

 26th June 2021


The 67th Weekly Summit Focused on giving the final touches to the Pediatric Preparedness Framework for COVID19 pandemic impacts in India 

Clinical Management was delineated to be specifically managed by Clinical Pediatricians. The same had to be done as per the national as well as professional society guidelines in India. 

Resources Preparedness and Process Preparedness was the key. 

The Following were finalized:

Process for triage, transfer and treatment at primary care and secondary care level.

Weight based algorithms for treatment were recommended.

Resource checklists were finalized as well as supply chain logistics. 

Stock-Pile management was an important part of supply and demand during a surge in the pandemic. 

Friday, 25 June 2021

66th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Telemedicine Framework based on Lessons from the COVID19 Pandemic

 19th June 2021

As per the past presentations of Prof. Salvatore "Italy was one of the pioneers for pushing the concept and demonstrating the execution of telemedicine in COVID-19. Circumstances necessitated innovation, quick-thinking, and optimal utilization of resources to allow reductions in avoidable admissions to hospitals while balancing the practice of safe medicine in recognizing the dynamical decision making in a rapidly evolving disease. Several papers came from Italy, and Dr. Salvatore presented the protocols suggested and used by his hospital which proved successful in sifting out the low severity COVID patients who benefited from avoidance of institutionalization while still receiving adequate, and frankly impressive medical tele-follow up. "

A detailed Discussion was held to provide finishing touches to the TELEMEDICINE framework for Academic Health Systems.

A New Outline and Restructuring of Safe Data was looked at. 


65th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Next Wave of COVID19

 12th June 2021

The 65th Weekly Summit Focused on giving final touches to the detailing of organizational logistics of the provision of Pediatric COVID Care to sick children.

A systems approach was being developed to organize the Protocols for triage, transfer and treatment at primary care and secondary care level.

A process for Critical recognition of sick children and appropriate emergency transfer protocol was being developed.

As vaccination was now available to Children above 12 will need special recognition was to be made and process developed to everyone who is not being  vaccinated.

Monday, 7 June 2021

64th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Next Wave of COVID19

5th June 2021

The 64th Weekly Summit Focused on bringing together experts on addressing the following issues

Protocols for triage, transfer and treatment at primary care and secondary care level.

Further discussion was done on the weight based algorithms for care. 

Critical recognition of sick children and appropriate transfer protocol was referred to .

Children below 12 will need special recognition as they are not being  vaccinated.