Aspetar meet discusses sudden cardiac arrest among athletes

Sudden cardiac arrest among athletes and the ways to prevent it were among the topics discussed at the first Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Nursing Conference organised by Aspetar, a member of Aspire Zone Foundation.

“It is a very hot topic not only in Qatar and the region but also all over the world,” Aspetar’s director of Nursing Ibrahim al-Hussain told Gulf Times.

The two-day conference, which concluded yesterday, brought together nursing healthcare professionals in the fields of sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery for a series of workshops covering key trends and developments, and hands-on training sessions delivered by experts from Aspetar.

There were a large number of participants from various organisations in the country and a number of delegates from other countries in the region.

The conference included several workshops and training sessions on various sports medicine fields.

The event was conference was an opportunity for Aspetar employees to join with nursing healthcare professionals in sharing insights on how to apply enhanced inter-professional collaboration to improve patient care.

Participants were able to discuss major developments in providing healthcare for athletes and benefit from Aspetar’s contributions to global research in this regard, supporting the development of wider capabilities among nursing teams and their ability to provide the best healthcare services to their patients.

The conference addressed some of the most important current topics in the field of sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery.

The topics of discussion included the assessment and management of cardiac problems, emergency care management skills for sports injuries and illnesses sustained on the field among others.

Other topics included an overview of the list of substances that are banned for athletes, the emerging role of nurses within sports medicine teams, advanced patient care, details of common sports medicine surgeries and approaches to assessing surgical wounds.

“We, at Aspetar, wanted to highlight the nursing leadership in these areas of medicine and sport and their impact on improving the healthcare through the conference,” continued al-Hussain.

“The conference was a forum to discuss ways to provide the best healthcare in the area and improve efficient and effective treatment at lower cost. Many of the speakers highlighted different ways to meet these goals and shared the best practices in the global healthcare,” he added.

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