The Department of Paediatrics thrived even more in the areas of patient care, education, and research, as well as the ongoing fight against COVID-19 during the year 2020-2021. It has been a forerunner in the region in terms of paediatric education and research, as well as fulfilling the Institute's mandate of providing specialised tertiary paediatric care. The following are some of the highlights for the 2020-21 fiscal year:
Paediatric facilities at C2A ward
1. Clinical Patient Care: The department, which is located in one of the most underserved areas in terms of health infrastructure in child health, has worked since its inception to bring evidence-based, protocol-driven, and holistic child health care to the region. The department firmly established itself as a tertiary referral centre for the region in 2020-21. The Department of Paediatrics offers services to both sick and healthy children.
Undergraduate Education: The Department of Paediatrics at AIIMS, Patna offers one of the most comprehensive curriculums for undergraduates, with over 140 hours of didactic teaching, 138 hours of tutorials, and 600 hours of clinical postings in the previous year. This year, the department redesigned the undergraduate curriculum to incorporate the NMC competency-based medical education (CBME) curriculum and modules such as Facility Based Integrated Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illnesses (FIMNCI), Facility Based Neonatal Care (FBNC), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Life Support (ALS), with the goal of producing medical graduates capable of bolstering child health services in the country. It held the 33rd IAP UG quiz in July 2020, which helped, pique the undergraduates' interest in the subject and foster higher order learning in them.
Postgraduate Education: The department currently employs thirteen PG trainees. This year, daily morning academics for postgraduate trainees, senior residents, and faculty totalled more than 146 hours. The department started ‘theme or organ system-based’ monthly exams for postgraduates to improve their recall, understanding, interpretation, and analysis skills. The scientific research awareness fostered by these academic sessions has resulted in a slew of projects, original papers, and research letters. We held the 14th IAP PG quiz in July 2020 to improve postgraduate students' mental stability in making quick decisions in an emergency situation and to stimulate their brain to learn more.
Nursing Education: The department strongly believes in empowering a supportive team of nursing professionals to provide dedicated, holistic, and safe health care. Regular sessions for staff nurses assigned to the department are held to improve capabilities in areas such as triage, procedures, asepsis routines, and so on. In the academic year 2020-21, the department has actively participated in the delivery of didactic weekly lectures in Paediatrics to B.Sc. Nursing students. In addition, in the academic year 2020-21, a number of BLS/CPR training sessions were held for nursing students.
Education innovation: As part of its efforts to improve workforce training, the Department has implemented an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Directly Observed Procedural Skills (DOPS) for routine paediatric procedures. In addition, we have implemented student CMEs, integrated teaching for undergraduates, and microteaching at the senior resident level. DOPS has been a proven modality in improving Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices (KAP) of units worldwide, and thus it reflects the department's commitment to safe and quality healthcare in addition to being an innovation in training. Microteaching has also improved senior-level teaching and learning capabilities. The department's faculty are also participating in a Faculty development programme, which will help them improve their academics, research, and leadership skills.
|SL No.||Name of Faculty||Designation|
|1.||Dr. Lokesh Kumar Tiwari||Additional Professor & Head|
|2.||Dr. Chandra Mohan Kumar||Additional Professor|
|3.||Dr. Pratap Kumar Patra||Associate Professor|
|4.||Dr. Pradeep Kumar||Assistant Professor|
|5.||Dr. Arun Prasad||Additional Professor - Paediatrics (T & E)|
|6.||Dr. Bhabesh Kant Choudhry||Assistant Professor & Head - Paediatrics (Neonatology)|
In order to ensure protocol-driven management and organised patient follow-ups, the department established a number of speciality clinics. This year, the previously operating specialty clinics grew into formidable units in terms of total number of registered patients. The following is a list of the Department's specialty clinics.Specialty clinics
Indoor Paediatric General Ward: Despite the fact that the hospital served only covid patients the majority of the time, there were 293 non-COVID patients admitted during the times when non-covid admissions were permitted.
COVD-19 services: The department has consistently contributed to the management of COVID patients in adult wards and the intensive care unit (ICU), besides adult patients 213 paediatric covid patients were also admitted. In addition, the department provided care and services to 53 neonates born to COVID-19 positive mothers in the COVID-NICU.
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): We have a 14-bed PICU on the second floor of the D Block to care for sick and critically ill children. Despite the hospital being a dedicated COVID centre for the majority of the year, there were 416 admissions in 2019-20 and 103 non-covid admissions in 2020-21.
Neonatal Services: The paediatrics department continues to support and run neonatal services from paediatric areas while waiting for another dedicated neonatal ICU space. There is currently a Level III NICU that can provide comprehensive neonatal intensive care. In 2020-21, there were 99 admissions to the NICU.
Paediatric Emergency: The department could see 108 non-COVID emergency patients in the year 2020-21, as covid restrictions forced the closure of emergency services for the majority of the year.
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