Emirates Critical Care Conference highlights use of latest innovations and technology in critical care

Emirates Critical Care Conference highlights use of latest innovations and technology in critical care DUBAI, — Experts at the 13th Emirates Critical Care Conference, which opened in Dubai on Thursday, discussed the latest advancements in critical care, disaster management as well as the use of innovation and technology.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, the three-day conference was organised by the Emirates Intensive Care Society. More than 1,500 doctors and 35 international medical equipment companies are participating in the conference.

In his opening remarks, Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of DHA, said that in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and with the support of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and President of the DHA, the Dubai Health Authority is strengthening its critical care services.

The authority offers advanced critical care services and has highly qualified medical professionals to deal with emergency medical situations and critical care management, he noted.

He said that allied services needed for critical care management, such as radiology, nursing, anaesthesia and pain management, are also highly specialized at DHA.

Dr. Hussain Nasser Al Rahma, the Chairman of the Emirates Critical Care Conference, and President of Emirates Intensive Care Society and Pan Arab Critical Care Society, said that the field of critical care is of great importance.

Dr. Al Rahma said, “Critical care is a fast advancing speciality and is dependent on highly skilled professionals, latest technology and integration of services to achieve the best patient outcomes and to lower mortality rates. Dubai is currently the benchmark in this region and one of the leaders in critical care, we have the latest equipment and skilled medical staff and we strongly focus on training students and faculty in this field.”

“Such sophisticated equipment and highly skilled staff have helped us provide internationally recognised levels of care to patients and has reduced the risk of mortality in our ICUs,” he said.

“We will soon introduce the renal failure test stick, which is the latest non-invasive method that helps detect accurately if a patient has renal failure so that immediate measures can be taken to prevent further determination of the renal function,” said Dr. Al Rahma.

Source: Emirates News Agency