Every day we encounter stories of ignorance about common medical emergencies – a choking child, an unconscious person, a road accident victim. This talk aims at creating awareness about the first aid and first response and breaking some of the old myths that continue to guide our first response in a medical emergency. There will also be a live demo of CPR using mannequins.
Every single person who cares for himself or his near and dear ones- must not miss a chance to attend this session- you never know when medical emergency strikes
The talk will enlighten you on the common mistakes that people do during first aid. It will also give you an insight on what is a life threatening emergency versus (heart attack, stroke, road accidents) a non-life threatening emergency (dog bite, bleeding, sprains etc). It will give you an opportunity to learn about CPR.
Mahesh Joshi, Dr
Dr. Mahesh is the Group Head of Emergency Medicine at Apollo Hospitals, India. He is also the Vice President for Simulation and Interactive Learning with Medvarsity Online Limited.
He is one of the pioneers in this field and has played a pivotal role in creating the foundation for this new specialty in India. He is the Executive Co-chairman for the Society of Emergency Medicine India. He is also an ISB alumnus and has completed his executive MBA as part of the founding batch of PGPMAX-2011 at ISB.
His passion for Emergency Medicine led him to create various training programs for physicians and other health care providers. His work in this field is internationally acknowledged. He has been invited to prestigious institutes like Stanford (as a Visiting International EM scholar) and Mayo clinic (Visiting Professor) to share his experience in this field. He was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine-UK in 2011 in recognition of his contribution to the field of Emergency Medicine.
A gifted teacher and an influential orator, he has been invited at various forums – public and private to present his views on diverse subjects. He has a number of scientific publications and papers to his credit. He has personally led a number of public awareness initiatives like road safety, first aid, school safety, cancer prevention, stroke awareness etc. He is a founding trustee of the SAVE LIFE FOUNDATION (www..Savelifefoundation.org) a not for profit organization which is working in the area of advocacy for road safety.
He is widely travelled and has been a part of the Indo Asean and SAARC India Car rally. He is also a musician at heart and has over 300 individual performances to his credit as a singer.(www.mahajosh.com).
Above all he is a sensitive & caring human being.