Cuba Hosts International Symposium on Mechanical Ventilation

simposioventilacionHavana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Eighth International Symposium on Mechanical Ventilation and the Seventh Pan-American Congress on Nursing in Intensive Cares, begins today in this capital in the presence of renowned experts.

Pedro Luis Veliz, president of the organizing committee, stated that both meetings are being held for the first time in Cuba as a recognition to the work of the country’s professionals in those two branches of intensive care and emergency.

Physiology for the ventilated patient, basic principles of mechanical ventilation, artificial airway, conventional ventilation modes, new modalities, complications in mechanical ventilation, are some of the issues conforming the scientific agenda of the forum.

The meeting brings together some experts of the region of the Americas, Spain, Australia and United Arab Emirates.

Aspects related to nursing care in mechanical ventilation, management of infections, and training of human resources in critical care, will also be under discussion.

Several pre-congress courses will be also held in different areas of the University of Medical Sciences of Havana and some hospitals of the Cuban capital.

The mechanical ventilation is a therapeutic resource for life support, which has decisively contributed to improve survival in critically ill patients with respiratory, cardiovascular and cerebral diseases, trauma, and other complex medical problems, Veliz told Prensa Latina.

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