Symposium for cardiac cath’lab nurse and technologist held

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With a view to increasing the number of skilled manpower involved in cardiac intervention ((e.g.angiogram/angioplasty), Bangla Interventional Therapeutics (BIT) has organized first advanced cardiac cath lab nurse and technologist symposium” in collaboration with National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute (NHFH&RI). About 200 nurses and technologists from home and abroad working in different cardiac cath’lab received hands on training on cardiac intervention in the symposium held recently at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel.

Prof Abdullah Al Shafi Majumder, Director, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) was present as chief guest in the opening session of the symposium. Welcome address was delivered by Dr. Mohammad Badiuzzaman from NHFH&RI.

International cath lab expert nurse Sandy Watson who is the editor of the textbook “Invasive Cardiology: a manual for cathlab personnel” was present as keynote speaker in the symposium.BIT is a platform dedicated to interventional cardiology formed mainly by Bangla speaking people in this region with the spirit of language movement. Renowned interventional cardiologist of Bangladesh Prof Md Afzalur Rahman who is the Course Director of BIT and Dr Robin Chakrabarty, another Course Director from India have designed the different BIT courses for doctors, nurses and technologists who work in the cath lab. 



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