Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) incorporated the ‘Earn while you learn’ model and launched its School of Vocational Education (SVE) in December 2011. The model proved to not only render equal opportunities but also facilitate the youth in unearthing their potential. Intrigued by this, in 2016, Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TISS-SVE to fulfil the role of a Vertical Anchor in their Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP) framework. A couple of years later, LIHS was awarded ‘Achiever of the Year’ in the ‘Hub Partner’ category. The Vocational Education Programme executed by our institute, equips the youth with job-specific, theoretical and functional skills in lieu of generalized knowledge-based learning.
The American Heart Association estimated a global approximate of 23 million deaths per year resulting from cardiovascular disorders, by 2030. In order to minimize that number, AHA decided to propagate their well-researched lifesaving skills to several countries in the low-income and middle-income bands, in the preferred media of communication via International Training Centres. In 2005, LIHS stepped in as the first International Training Centre in Mumbai, maintaining 100% compliance with the prescribed AHA Guidelines to date.
Our journey towards lifesaving in emergencies began with the induction of AHA’s Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) in 2005 for medical professionals. Following which, their Heartsaver courses imparting basic first aid, CPR and AED skills were introduced for non-medical personnel. We now impart an array of AHA certified courses including Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), ACLS for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP) and several modules for potential instructors.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS), alongside its Committee on Trauma (COT), emerged with a globalized and concise training module to equip doctors with skills for evaluation and early care of trauma patients. The skills incorporated in ATLS are continually updated, using an evidence-based approach. Having commenced in 1980, ATLS skills have now been imparted to over 1 million doctors in 80 countries, through their training sites globally. Lifesuppporters Institute of Health Sciences, under the wing of Jayprakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre (AIIMS, New Delhi), has been a training site for ATLS since 2012.
International Trauma Life Support was endorsed in 1986 by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) with the intention of limiting disability and evading mortality due to trauma. The influence and impact of their pre-hospital trauma care module developed globally to include nearly a hundred chapters in over 35 countries. Through its chapters, ITLS imparts globally standardized curricula with simulated trauma scenarios customized for effectual hands-on training. Evidence suggests that patients present a better chance of recovery if quality trauma care is administered by the EMS Provider. Additionally, trauma emergencies present a greater incidence in countries with developing infrastructure like ours. LIHS aims to minimize trauma-related morbidity in India by incorporating global standards of pre-hospital trauma care and has been recognized as anITLS Chapter since 2019.
The Healthcare Sector Skills Council is a unique initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry, with financial provisions from National Skill Development Corporation. The key objective of the Council is to create a robust and vibrant ecosystem wherein quality education and skill development are imparted to paramedical and allied healthcare personnel in the country. Furthermore, it serves as a single source of information pertaining to the healthcare sector, with specific reference to Skill and Human Resource Development in India.
P D Hinduja Hospital is recognized for providing superior quality of medical care to patients since the political independence of India in the early 1950s. Since its inception, P D Hinduja Hospital has adopted a holistic strategy for healthcare providers by emphasizing on clinical practice, academics and research. Lifesuppporters Institute of Health Sciences marked its maiden venture with P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre in 2006 with the induction of Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services (PGDEMS). Following which, an array of ten allied health science courses were introduced, many of which are certified by the Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC). LIHS strives to facilitate P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre in its mission to provide “Quality Healthcare for All.”