IAPC Launches Online Training Program

Series Starts from 29th June 2020. Find the details Here


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Online Survey for Rapid Assessment

On the Preparedness of Indian Palliative Care Services to Face COVID- 19

Dear Friends, we are conducting an online survey for rapid assessment on the preparedness of Indian palliative care services to face COVID-19 pandemic. We request your participation. Please click here to get the questionnaire.

Be careful, not fearful

COVID-19 Guideline Documents

Our support to Doctors, Nurses and all others who are in the forefront of this battle against COVID-19. In this unexpected crisis, we don’t have a road map to follow; still we are fighting with all available resources. Please see a set of guidelines, articles and information bulletins on COVID-19, which are useful tools for healthcare professionals as well as public. Have a look, follow the guidelines, and stay safe.

Page 1
  • Mock Drill for Emergency Responses for Handling COVID-19 Cases.
  • Advisory on Social Distancing Measures.
Page 2
  • Guidance for COVID-19 Surveillance.
  • Lab Testing Advisory.
  • Infection Prevention and Control.
Page 3
  • Infection Control Measures to Protect Patients and Staff.
  • Guidelines for Home Quarantine.
  • The Psychological Impact of Quarantine.
Page 4
  • Caring for Patients.
  • Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Criticalli Ill Adults.
  • Covid 19- Guidelines on Dead Body Management.
Page 5: Ventilator Strategies
  • ICS Guideline for Prone Positioning of the Concious COVID Patient 2020.
  • COVID-19 Preparedness Document.
  • APSF/ASA Guidance on Purposing Anesthesia Machines as ICU Ventilators.
Page 6: Ventilator Strategies
  • COVID-19 Pneumonia: ARDS or not?
  • COVID-19 ARDS Ventilator PEEP Titration Protocol.
  • COVID-19 Pneumonia: different respiratory treatment for different phenotypes?
Page 7: Ventilator Strategies
  • Effect of Lung Recruitment and Titrated Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) vs Low PEEP on Mortality in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
  • Extubation of patients of COVID-19.
  • Extubation Guidelines of COVID-19 Patients.
Page 8: Ventilator Strategies
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Providers..
  • Joint Statement on Multiple Patients per Ventilator.
  • Respiratory Support for patients with COVID-19 infection.
Page 9: Ventilator Strategies
  • Intensive Care Management of Coronavirus disease 2019.
  • Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
Page 10
  • Interprofessional Spiritual Care in the time of COVID-19.
  • Clinical Management of COVID-19: Interim Guidance – WHO.
  • Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment & Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19
Page 11: Newer Additional Strategies for COVID-19 Testing
  • Advisory on rapid antigen test for COVID-19 by ICMR.

Find the guidelines published by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Here

Find the documents of Position Statement of the Indian Association of Palliative Care Here

Read or download the documents on Ventilator Strategies Here

ECHO Series on COVID-19

Read more about ECHO Series here

Palliative Care Needs of People Affected by Epidemics of Life-Threatening Infections and other causes

Traditionally, humanitarian healthcare response has focused primarily on saving lives and has lacked a concerted focus on preventing and relieving suffering. Yet the principles of humanitarianism explicitly require prevention and alleviation of human suffering, and the… more…

Palliative Care Services in the light of COVID-19 Infection

Here you can read a series on the Struggle and Challenges faced by Palliative Care Service Providers, Patients and Carers during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We hope, a platform to share experiences and strategies adapted by service providers will be helpful for all working in the same field.

Webinars on SARS CoV-2/COVID-19

Webinar I on March 27, 2020 at AIIMS, New Delhi.

For any queries related to the Webinars, please contact Professor Ambuj Rpy, FCIC, SET Facility, AIIMS, New Delhi at drambujroy@gmail.com and Mr. Adarsh K. Sharma at 9968317713.

Together We Choose

End-of-life care concerns us all. We need to talk about dying with dignity as it is an important part of life. Quality of death matters as much as quality of life.

The quality of death index in the 2010 report on a study commissioned by Lien Foundation ranked India the lowest among 40 countries. How we care for life at the end is a good indicator of our society’s health.

Critical care has an important role in conditions that are reversible. However, when these measures cease to have the desired effect, they only serve to prolong the process of dying.

It is important to recognise this process and the distress associated with it. At this stage, palliative care can help to preserve quality of life, reduce pain and suffering, and maintain dignity.
Together We choose

  • To recognise that it is natural for life to end.
  • To respect the patient as an individual who deserves, compassion, comfort, dignity, peace and hope.
  • To ensure good quality of life for the patient and the family through palliative care.
  • To achieve good pain and symptom control and to alleviate suffering by ensuring access to affordable medicines.
  • To empower the patient and the family to have honest and empathetic communication about terminal illness and the dying process.
  • To honour and implement the patient’s preferences regarding end-of-life care.
  • To provide bereavement support to the family after the patient moves on.

Read more about ‘Together WE Choose’ Here

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Introducing #LaughAtDeath – A topic that makes you cry your heart out becomes a topic that makes you laugh your guts out.

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