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Kovai Medical Center and Hospital welcomes you for the 9th National Conference of the Indian Association of Respiratory Care. The respiratory therapy profession in India is expanding substantially with multiple institutions providing training programmes. Many new graduates are being employed in hospitals, industries, research and educational institutions all over the country.

Respiratory therapists are involved in initiation, maintenance and weaning of patients in invasive and non-invasive ventilation. They are also involved in various respiratory procedures like aerosol therapy, humidification, chest physiotherapy, transport of critically ill and in-hospital resuscitation. They assist pulmonologists in pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, sleep study, interventional procedures and pulmonary rehabilitations.

Keeping this in mind, Indian Association of Respiratory Care and Department of Critical Care Medicine, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital is organizing a National Conference on Respiratory Care from 16th to 18th October, 2015.

During this conference, common pulmonary problems requiring respiratory management will be discussed and current lines of management as well as recent advances will be deliberated. I wish the conference, the very best to make it a grand success.

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It’s my pleasure to invite you all for RESCARE 2015. Department of Critical Care Medicine conducts KMCH ICU Update (theme based CME) for the past 10 years, which is widely appreciated and well attended by critical care practitioners and trainees.

Majority of ICU admissions are for respiratory problems like Pneumonia, Chest Injury, ARDS and Pulmonary Embolism or patients developing these complications during ICU stay. With this background, respiratory therapy as a subspeciality assumes lot of importance in patient care. Respiratory therapy is still a young speciality in India and RESCARE 2015 is the 9th Annual Congress.

On 16th October we have pre conference workshop focusing on how to take care of patients on Mechanical Ventilation. It focuses on various basic issues like basic ventilator settings, monitoring of patients on mechanical ventilation, suctioning, humidification, aerosol therapy, nutrition, weaning and troubleshooting. This workshop also includes an exclusive session on Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Main conference on 17th and 18th October will review the topics of major clinical importance in an evidence based manner. This conference includes very good faculty, who are well experienced and have done a lot of original research in their respective areas.

It will be very useful to Respiratory Therapists, Critical Care Nurses, Intensivists, Pulmonologists, Anaesthesiologists and Post graduates.

Looking forward to see you in Coimbatore.