MOH Organizes Hand Injuries Workshop

The Ministry of Health (MOH) represented by the Department of Hospital Affairs and Specialized Medical Centers at the Directorate General of Specialized Medical Care, and in collaboration with Hand Surgery department and Reconstructive Surgery department at Khoula hospital, the Omani Society for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (OSPRAS), and the Omani Society for Surgery of the Hand (OSSH) organized today hand injuries workshop at the City Seasons hotel in the presence of Dr. Kadhim Jaffar, Director General of Specialized Medical Care.

Around 90 emergency staff, surgery, general physicians, and physiotherapists from Khoula and Royal Hospitals in addition to all the Sultanate’s hospitals in the different Governorates took part in the workshop.

The workshop aimed at developing hand injuries treatment services in all the Sultanate’s hospitals and training physicians and participants on injured hand examination and the different types of hand injuries in addition to identifying cases that required transferring to the tertiary medical care hospitals.

The workshop underlined the role of antibiotics, Emergency physicians, and physiotherapy in hand injuries management. The scientific program addressed hand anatomy and examination as well as management of hand injuries including burns, fractures, human and animal bites, and infections. It further reviewed the therapeutic protocols for hand injuries, primary care involvement in following up treatment of hand fractures and burn therefore enhancing hand functions after injury.

Source: Oman News Agency