FV Hospital successfully hosted online CME training programme titled ‘COVID-19 Treatment and Recovery strategy for post COVID-19 syndrome’

In the afternoon of November 5, 2021, FV Hospital organised the continued medical education (CME) training programme “COVID-19 Treatment and Recovery Strategy for Post-COVID-19 Syndrome” in the Auditorium, third floor, F Building, FV Hospital. The training session was also livestreamed via Microsoft Teams.

The medical education training programme was certified by Hanoi Medical University, with the participation of the following speakers:

  • Professor Santiago M Herrero, MD, PhD – COVID-19 Expert World Covid Warrior. Former Head of Department Acute and Intensive Care, Pacific International Hospital, Papua New Guinea and Former Director of Cardiac Intensive Care, The Jilin Heart Hospital, China
  • Do Trong Khanh, MD, PhD – Medical Director, FV Hospital
  • Ho Minh Tuan, MD, MSc – Head of Cardiology Department & Head of FV’s Covid-19 Department – FV Hospital
  • Vo Cong Minh, MD, PhD – Head of ORL Department & Head of FV’s Telemedicine Centre for Covid-19 Patients – FV Hospital
  • Nguyen Viet Quynh Thu, MD, MSc, Specialist Degree Level 2 – Vice President of Vietnam Dietetic Association (VDA). Head of Nutrition and Dietetic Department – FV Hospital
  • Nguyen Thuy Linh, MD, PhD – Vice Head of Nutrition and Dietetic Department – Hanoi Medical University Hospital. Head of Nutrition and Dietetic Department – Hospital for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

This programme was attended by than 200 healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and technicians from FV Hospital, FV Saigon Clinic located in District 1, and Hanoi Medical University.

Do Trong Khanh MD, PhD – Medical Director of FV Hospital delivers an opening speech.

Dr Do Trong Khanh, FV Hospital’s Medical Director, said: “Many patients are suffering from the effects of post-COVID-19 syndrome, but currently there is no agreed-upon treatment approach, just insights and experience shared by word of mouth. Through this programme, the Organising Committee wishes to bring to all participants the knowledge gathered from guidelines around the world so that doctors and medical staff can better understand post-COVID-19 treatment methods. We also want to share our knowledge and experience regarding how to care for patients with COVID-19 who are being treated at home or at the hospital, especially ventilator ICU patients, so that we can ensure they have ever chance to make a full recovery while reducing the risk of serious complications.”

Professor Santiago M Herrero, MD, PhD virtually presents two core topics via livestream.

At the beginning of the program, Professor Santiago M Herrero, MD, PhD, presented key topics regarding the current situation: ICU management of patients with COVID-19-Lessons for the future and “How to manage patient recovery after COVID-19: Long Haul COVID-19 Syndrome”, helping doctors and healthcare workers gain more information about the most effective treatment of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 patients. He outlined advanced treatment regimens on how to manage COVID-19 patients in the US as well as therapeutic drugs, oxygen therapy and complementary foods that can improve a patient’s health during the early stages of the disease.

Ho Minh Tuan, MD, MSc, presents his topic “Admission and treatment for Covid-19 patients at FV hospital” 

The following presentation was given by Ho Minh Tuan, MD, MSc, FV’s Head of Cardiology and Head of the COVID-19 Treatment Department, on the topic Admission and treatment for COVID-19 patients at FV Hospital. At FV, treatment regimens for COVID-19 apply the most advanced treatment guidelines available from the world’s best authorities, including NIH, IDSA, WHO and NSS. In addition to medication, FV also combines oxygen therapy, physical therapy, and nutrition to increase the rate of successful recovery in each patient. In addition, Dr Ho Minh Tuan also emphasised there is ample evidence that a series of patients have persistent symptoms following an acute episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection named “The Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome”. This syndrome not only affects the respiratory system but can also affect many organ systems including the cardiovascular system, nerves, digestion, endocrine, musculoskeletal, skin, hair and some other issues such as nutrition, psychology…, and lasts from three to six months, so patients also need care from many different specialties for appropriate treatment. This demonstrates the importance of screening for “post-COVID-19 syndrome” in patients with COVID-19, as well as strategies for long-term treatment, care and support for patients recovering from illness.

Vo Cong Minh, MD, PhD, shares his knowledge about “Tracheostomy in ICU COVID-19 patients

The next topic was “Tracheostomy in ICU COVID-19 patients“, presented by Vo Cong Minh, MD, PhD, FV’s Head of Otolaryngology and Head of FV’s Telemedicine Centre for COVID-19 Patients. Dr Vo Cong Minh helped attendees better understand when tracheostomy should be considered, as well as multidisciplinary consultations for tracheostomy for COVID-19 patients.

Nguyen Viet Quynh Thu, MD, MSc, Specialist Degree Level 2 presents her topic “Nutritional therapy for COVID-19 patients”

In addition to medical treatment, nutritional care also plays a very important role in helping COVID-19 patients to recover more quickly, and this topic was discussed by Nguyen Viet Quynh Thu, MD, MSc, who is Vice President of Vietnam Dietetic Association (VDA) and Head of Nutrition and Dietetics at FV Hospital. Her talk “Nutritional therapy for COVID-19 patients” covered the importance of excellent nutrition together with other issues, such as the effects of malnutrition on COVID-19 patients, the ten recommendations of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, and nutritional meals for COVID-19 patients at FV. Attendees were also able to better understand the role of nutrition in the treatment and recovery of patients with severe COVID-19. Simultaneously, Dr Quynh Thu also raised the advantages and disadvantages of implementing nutritional treatment at FV for these subjects.

Nguyen Thuy Linh, MD, PhD, speaks about “The effect of the clinical situation and nutritional treatment experience on COVID-19 patients” at the Hospital for the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients.

A conversation around “The effect of the clinical situation and nutritional treatment experience on COVID-19 patients” at the Hospital for the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients completed the programme. This segment was led by Nguyen Thuy Linh, Vice Head of the Nutrition and Dietetic Department at Hanoi Medical University Hospital and Head of Nutrition and Dietetic Department for the Hospital for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients.

After more than three hours, the programme ended successfully after providing attendees with useful information about several issues related to the COVID-19 virus that are of global concern. Armed with the knowledge and experience shared during the training session, participating medical staff will now be able to effectively apply it to their medical examination and treatment process, bringing a better quality of treatment to patients at FV, in particular, and medical facilities, in general.