Jammu Director of Health Services starts helping emergency services using Tenecteplase drug to save lives
posted on Jul 21, 2022 | Author RK News
Jammu, July 20: Save life jammu is a global initiative started by DHS Jammu to save lives in golden hour.
A statement from DHSJ reads: “He has revolutionized emergency care in every district by providing the best treatment in the shortest possible time without resorting to tertiary care. This initiative has already treated more than 6,000 emergencies so far. day and saved many lives.
“It allowed patients to be treated at home and trained doctors to build their capacity to handle life-threatening emergencies.”
Currently, save life jammu responds to nearly 30-35 emergencies daily, with a major focus on remote areas of the division.
“In emergency cardiac care as well, we have developed expertise to treat STEMI or heart attack which is more serious and has a greater risk of serious complications and death.”
The statement further reads, In our emergency rooms, streptokinase thrombolytic therapy has been a major procedure in the management of STEMI and we have performed nearly 200 successful procedures over the past few months, representing more than one thrombolysis procedure per day.
This drug works by lysing arterial thrombi from the infarction and achieving reperfusion, thereby reducing infarct size, preserving left ventricular function and improving survival.
But the time has come to drift and evolve towards better and safer options of new anti-shock drugs, like Tenecteplase.
Tenecteplase – is a better and safer option. It is administered quickly, in the form of an intravenous bolus, and has a better impact on the opening of the obstructed coronaries.
It also has less risk of hypersensitivity reactions and is easy to administer in all centers in our division.
Soon we will make it available and our ERs will be equipped with this anti-clot drug Tenecteplase to help our emergency medical teams save heart attack patients.
DHS will conduct several workshops, awareness programs, training campaigns and hold hands-on sessions all over Jammu to equip our emergency teams with the skills and confidence to easily use this miracle anti-clot drug at the coming. This directorate also organized the ALS/BLS training for doctors and paramedics of AYUSH as well as NSS volunteers and professors of the University of Jammu.