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Journal of family & community medicine ; 29(2):102-107, 2022.
Article in English | EuropePMC | ID: covidwho-1904448

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BACKGROUND: Simulation-based training for healthcare providers was established as an efficacious training tool to sharpen the performance skills of nontechnical team as necessary for the prevention of errors and adverse events in the pandemic. To tackle this third wave, our institute started preparations with a faculty development course of simulation-based learning to evaluate participants' knowledge and skills and their attitudes and feedback. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of the simulation workshop, a module was developed to train the staff on recognizing and responding to acute coronavirus disease 2019 affecting adults and children. Case-based scenarios were provided in the application. Pretest and posttest questionnaires were administered to all trainees. The questionnaires included questions on knowledge, skills confidence and attitude marked on a 5-point Likert scale. Data were entered and analyzed using the Microsoft Excel 2018. Qualitative variables were expressed as percentages, whereas mean and standard deviations were computed for quantitative variables. Paired t-test was used to test the difference between pre and post test scores;P < 0.05 was taken as significant value. RESULTS: A total of 296 participants were included in the study. A statistically significant increase in knowledge and skills confidence scores was found from pre-test to post-test. The most significant improvement was found in the assessment of pediatric hemodynamic status and the management of fluid and electrolytes. The most interesting benefit to the participants was the acquisition of knowledge about the proper use of technology after the faculty development course. CONCLUSIONS: Such workshops play a crucial role in training healthcare workers, especially as preparation for the pandemic. Most participants suggested that there should be such workshops at regular intervals to enhance their skills confidence in handling emergency situations in the clinical settings.

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Asian Journal of Medical Sciences ; 13(2):18-26, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1686398

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Background: COVID-19 is an emerging and rapidly evolving situation globally, and it poses additional burden for emergency health care services especially the transfusion medicine and the need of an hour to safeguard our regular blood donors. Aim and Objectives: The study aims to find out the proportion of COVID-19 infection among blood donors and non-blood donors (NBDs) and to assess their behavioral risk factors that predispose to COVID-19. Materials and Methods: A case-control study was conducted among regular blood donors and non-blood donors at the department of transfusion medicine attached to tertiary care hospital with an objective to find out the proportion of COVID-19 status and the risk factors associated with its occurrence. Results: Total of 834 participants involved in our study. Accordingly, we found the proportion of COVID-19 to be 9% among regular blood donors and 2% among NBDs. A significant association was noted with regular going out, comorbidities, B positive blood group and perceived stress as the risk factors in regular blood donors. Moreover, among NBDs maintaining social distancing and regular washing of hands/use of sanitizers were significant factors. Conclusions: The novelty of this study helps to remake our policies concerned mainly on the protection of our potentially emergency service providers against COVID-19 infection. [ FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Asian Journal of Medical Sciences is the property of Manipal Colleges of Medical Sciences and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

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Ind Psychiatry J ; 29(2): 251-256, 2020.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1280833

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BACKGROUND: Post Traumatic stress disorder usually occurs after a traumatic event and nowadays we are all facing the pandemic - the COVID-19 which has effected our mental health to a great extent. So this study was taken up to assess the risk of Post traumatic stress disorder symptoms using impact of event scale-revised (IES-R), their main stressors and coping measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A telephonic interview schedule was adopted to fill the online questionnaire among general population of age group 20-55 years covering different states using snow ball technique. RESULTS: depicted 8.2% at risk of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and 32.5% at risk of suppressed immune system functioning which is presumed to have its effect for the next 10 years. The main stressors of Covid -19 with increased score were worry about economic influences, effect of social media on daily life, lack of social support and poor knowledge. Coping measurements with brief resilient coping scale found 40.5% as low resilient copers who had higher mean scores of IES-R. CONCLUSIONS: This needs to be addressed earlier to bring up preventive strategies to ameliorate by including counselling services in the routine health care services of India.

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Homeopathy ; 110(3): 160-167, 2021 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1209205

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new disease; its clinical profile and natural history are evolving. Each well-recorded case in homeopathic practice is important for deciding the future course of action. This study aims at identifying clinically useful homeopathic remedies and their prescribing symptoms using the prognostic factor research model. METHODS: This was an open-label, multi-centric, observational study performed from April 2020 to July 2020 at various public health care clinics. The data were collected prospectively from clinical practice at integrated COVID-19 care facilities in India. Good-quality cases were selected using a specific set of criteria. These cases were analyzed for elucidating prognostic factors by calculating the likelihood ratio (LR) of each frequently occurring symptom. The symptoms with high LR values (>1) were considered as prescribing indications of the specific remedy. RESULTS: Out of 327 COVID-19 cases reported, 211 met the selection criteria for analysis. The most common complaints were fatigue, sore throat, dry cough, myalgia, fever, dry mouth and throat, increased thirst, headache, decreased appetite, anxiety, and altered taste. Twenty-seven remedies were prescribed and four of them-Arsenicum album, Bryonia alba, Gelsemium sempervirens, and Pulsatilla nigricans-were the most frequently used. A high LR was obtained for certain symptoms, which enabled differentiation between the remedies for a given patient. CONCLUSION: Homeopathic medicines were associated with improvement in symptoms of COVID-19 cases. Characteristic symptoms of four frequently indicated remedies have been identified using prognostic factor research, findings that can contribute to accurate homeopathic prescribing during future controlled research in COVID-19.


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COVID-19/therapy , Homeopathy , Adolescent , Adult , Female , Humans , India/epidemiology , Likelihood Functions , Male , Middle Aged , Prognosis , Prospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2 , Young Adult
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