Certificate course on disaster preparedness in hospitals

The department of Community Medicine organised the Certificate course on “Disaster Preparedness in Hospitals”. The course was envisioned to sensitize the participants to the process of implementing strategies of disaster preparedness in their institutions. The course was structured as 3 days of classroom learning (24 hours) along with 16 hours of self-directed learning for creation of disaster preparedness plan as per exercises given and assignments completion. The course was organized into learning modules with a total workload of 2 credit points from the UGC and 6 credit hours from the TNMC for participants. There were a total of 36 registrations totally; 28 attendees on the first day, 33 attendees on the second day, and 31 attendees on the 3rd day. Participants from 5 other institutes including IGMC, AVMC, JIPMER, NIMHANS and Chettinadu Medical college attended whereas the rest were internal candidates from various departments of MGMCRI, SBV, namely nursing, patient care, ER physicians and staff etc.  who got benefited by a series of lectures, discussion and exercises by resource persons from the ADPC, NDRF and Dept of Community Medicine, MGMCRI. The participants showed great enthusiasm and participated actively during the interactive sessions, We received positive feedback regarding the course from the participants who found it useful.