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One hundred Peri-Operatives and Critical Care nurses drawn from various hospitals in the country have been trained by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) in Advance Carrier Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. The purpose of the training program is to certify and accredit the Peri-Operative and Critical Care nurses as Basic Life Support and Advance Carrier Life Support providers.

In a brief remark to open the program, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NAS, Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah, expressed his satisfaction for such a program to train more health personnel in ACLS and BLS. He encouraged the participants to take this training serious and ensure that they don't forget the knowledge they acquired and needed them to utilize it in the practice of their work.

He said, “l encourage you all to take this training opportunity serious to enable you save as many lives as possible”.The three-day training program which started from August 9, 2022 to August 11, 2022, took participants through topics on Airway Management, Cardiac Arrest Rhythms and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated Electronic Device (AED).

Resource persons for the program were the CEO, NAS Prof. Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah, Dr. Felicia Freeman, Paramedic Christiana B. Achena.Others were Paramedic Wonder Kponor, Paramedic Najeeb Mahama and Critical Care Nurse Solomon Akamah. The certification of the training program was powered by the American Safety and Health Institution in collaboration with the National Ambulance Service.

Story by Public Relations Unit