Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sensitisation program for primary physicians to win over tobacco and cancer 28.1.2017

Sensitisation and awareness to win over tobacco and cancer
Place- uberoi Anand Bareilly
Participants- 44 doctors of NIMA BAREILLY

Speaker- Dr Pawan Gupta Mch
Cancer surgeon
JAYPEE HOSPITAL Noida
Advisor- www.ICANCARE.org

In association with JAYPEE HOSPITAL and ICANWIN FOUNDATION










Sunday, November 20, 2016

Win over tobacco and cancer tutorial by Dr Pawan Gupta with rural doctors at Jewar 19.11.2016

Win over tobacco and cacner tutorial by Dr Pawan Gupta with rural doctors at Jewar 19.11.2016
Expert  -Dr Pawan Gupta
Date - 19.11.2016
No. of Doctors present - 11
Co hosts - JAYPEE hospital
I CAN WIN FOUNDATION



Emphasised on how to advice patients to quit tobacco and not just telling them to quit tobacco.
The book be smart do not start was shared with all of them.
Early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and of breast was discussed

Saturday, July 9, 2016

CANCER WINNER - A unique person

CANCER WINNER - A unique person
Dr Pawan Gupta M.Ch. – Cancer Surgeon, Social Activist and Author
A person who has experienced Yama (the GOD of Death) from close quarters, knocking the door -  but  had to leave empty handed.
A new Life! A new beginning.
A sudden realisation of what is life and a motivation to do something for the society.
A unique turn in life, Life which has now a new meaning.

CANCER WINNER – A term coined by Dr Pawan Gupta in 2006. This term is used to describe a cancer patient who has undergone the treatment and is living with a positive spirit. This was used by him to change the attitude towards cancer, from “fight against cancer” to “win over cancer”, till then these patients were described as cancer survivors.
The Cancer Winners encourage the new cancer patients in their respective areas to undergo treatment and live with a positive spirit and become a winner like them.  The cancer winners share success stories and also issues related to the disease and life beyond cancer.

Winning is an attitude. Winners are not immortals. But they live in a positive spirit.  There are two ways of living HA HA.. (positive) and hai hai (poor thing always cursing). The choice is yours. Positive people are happy, loving, generous, giving, helping, serving people. So they develop magnetic personality and are honored, loved, respected and even worshipped.

By joining this platform of Cancer Winners you will have an opportunity to guide someone who looks forward to be a cancer winner him/herself, you share your experience and motivate others, you guide the doctor community as a whole as to what they are required to deliver,  you spread messages to common public for lifestyle modification, prevention and early detection, you are an inspiration to many others to live in a positive spirit.

Categories of “Cancer Winners”
1. Who have suffered through the disease, has or wishes to achieve a positive state of mind - the spirit of ‘I CAN WIN’
2. Care taker of a cancer patient, who wishes to make her/him a winner.
3. A social person who wishes to be cancer aware and propagate cancer awareness in the society.
4. An Oncologist, physician, surgeon or other professionals who believes in winning over cancer and not just fight against cancer.

BE CAREFUL AND NOT FEARFUL.
The ONCOLOGIST by his body language lets the patient know that – I CAN CARE. Together we can.
There is a positive life beyond cancer.



Thursday, December 24, 2015

ONCOLOGIST AS A CANCER WINNER

ONCOLOGIST AS A CANCER WINNER
Dr Pawan Gupta M.Ch. – Cancer Surgeon, Social Activist and Author
Doctor – An oncologist has a great role to play to make a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, a winner.
Hand holding, through the darkest hours of a cancer patient life, during the period of transformation and thereafter, and how the doctor does it will determine whether a patient be just a survivor or a winner.
A cancer patient lives in fear, an unknown fear of life, a life which no one else can experience.
Early detection, prompt treatment and quick rehabilitation are the mantra for cancer patient to become a cancer winner. An oncologist has to understand that rehabilitation is as much important as treatment, and he has a great role to play in this.
The following are the important elements of a Good oncologist
Knowledge
Empathy
Spiritualism
Oncologist has the power to change course of life of a cancer patient.
The truth is that they have an enormous ability to help their patients and create a positive impact in their life, which is why they command so much respect. The problem is that today's oncologists think of themselves primarily as being intellectual scientists, whose job is to order the right tests, make the right diagnosis, and provide the right treatment. Believe their work ends here!
This in reality is a very small part of what an oncologist do to help patients become a winner – Oncologists’ important tasks are far more intangible, and one need to use the heart much more than the heads to do them well ! He is the bedrock of support whom the patient can fall back on when she is going through a rough patch in her life - someone she can trust and depend on during her darkest hours.
The way we talk, the way we smile, the way we hold our patient's hands, and the way we connect with her has a far greater impact on the patient's life than just providing the right diagnosis or the right treatment. This is something which one should not underestimate.
During times of crisis - and every illness can be filled with stress and loneliness and angst, a patient needs to know that there is someone she can depend on - someone who know her, cares for her, and will hold her hand during her darkest moments - someone who will provide her a shoulder to cry on, and a human connection.
This is the kind of support which a doctor is privileged to be able to provide, and we need to understand the significance of this role which we can play in our patient's lives, which far outweighs anything we can do as regards diagnosis and treatment. We are far more than technicians , and while we cannot always cure our patients, we can always provide support and succour!
We are blessed to be in this privileged position, where we are privy to another human's innermost fears and desires - let's learn to wield this power with care and compassion
BE CAREFUL AND NOT FEARFUL.
The ONCOLOGIST by his body language lets the patient know that – I CAN CARE. Together we can.
There is a positive life beyond cancer.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Vaginal Dilators

Gentle self-treatment for women receiving
1. pelvic radiotherapy for Carcinoma of cervix, Endometrial carcinoma, Carcinoma of vagina, vulva, other pelvic tumors
2. Post surgery – Hysterectomy, radical vulvectomy, other pelvic surgery. Abdomino pelvic resection

I CAN Care vaginal dilators is a range of dilators designed to help women alleviate medical conditions affecting the vaginal structure, following radiotherapy to the vagina, cervix or pelvis. Radiotherapy can cause some internal scarring (adhesions) to the treated area and make the vagina narrower, drier and less elastic.
I CAN Care vaginal dilators help to reduce the risk of scarring and offer an effective way for patients to take an active role in their treatment.
Preventing the formation of scar tissue within the vagina helps ensure that the vagina remains supple so that sexual intercourse and vaginal examinations can be performed without discomfort or pain.
I CAN CARE Vaginal Dilator is available in three graduated diameter sizes of 2cm, 2.5 cm and 3 cm to make insertion and removal easier.
Benefits:
  • Effective treatment for use in the comfort of the home
  • Treatment pace is directed by the user
  • Three graduated sizes to help users to progress gradually
  • Designed to help build confidence

After menopause, the vagina becomes dry, less elastic, narrower, and shorter. Some cancer treatments can also cause these changes within the vagina. To help you with these changes, your healthcare provider has suggested that you use a vaginal dilator and start doing vaginal dilator therapy. Vaginal dilator therapy is a resource you can use throughout your life.

It will help to:
1.       Allow your healthcare provider to perform a more thorough pelvic exam.
2.       Make it more comfortable for you to be examined.
3.       Prevent your vagina from becoming too narrow.
4.       Keep your vagina more elastic.
5.       Allow you to have vaginal sex with less discomfort.

As a result of your recent treatment, your vagina may have become narrowed and shortened due to the formation of scar tissue. I CAN CARE vaginal dilators have been designed to greatly reduce your risk of scarring and assist you in keeping your vagina supple. This will help reduce any long term discomfort from follow up examinations, further treatments and sexual intercourse.

Please read these instructions fully before using I CAN CARE vaginal dilators for the first time

Before You Begin – Prior to first-time use, wash dilators and handle in warm, soapy water, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.

Privacy – Use the dilators in a private, comfortable setting where you will be undisturbed.

Positioning – The recommended position to use the dilators is to lie flat on your back with your knees bent at a 45 degree angle and legs slightly apart. Alternatively, you may stand with one leg raised on a chair.  Make sure you can easily touch the opening of your vagina. Practice Kegel exercise.

Progression – Start with the smallest dilator and, once you can comfortably insert it, progress to the next size up. You may find when you first use the dilators that you can only tolerate the tip of the dilator. With persistent use you will be able to gradually progress to full insertion, then larger sizes. When transitioning sizes, move from the smaller dilator to the next size in the same session, as vaginal muscles will already be relaxed and the transition will be easier. The time it takes to progress from size to size varies by individual.

Inserting a Vaginal Dilator -- 1. Apply water-based lubricant (like K-Y jelly), to the tip of the dilator and to your vaginal opening. Do not use petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) 2. Relax as best as possible. Using controlled breathing, slowly ease the dilator into the vagina going as deeply as is comfortable. Continue to insert the dilator until you feel slight discomfort or muscle tension and then stop. Since the vagina slants upwards and towards your back, the dilator should be angled upwards and in the direction of your back during insertion.  3. Once the dilator is inside the vagina move the dilator in a forward and backward motion, then a left to right motion and if possible, gently rotate the dilator in position by twisting the handle.4. Do a set of Kegel exercises. These Exercises will help you relax your pelvic floor muscles and insert the dilator a little further.  If it is still difficult to insert the dilator after doing Kegel exercises, take some deep breaths. Then, refocus on relaxing your pelvic floor muscles and try to insert the dilator a little further. Don’t worry if you can’t insert the dilator completely. Over time, you may be able to get the dilator in a little bit further. 5. Leave the dilator in place for 5 to 10 minutes. 6. Gently push it back and forth to stretch the length of your vagina. 7. Gently rotate the dilator in wide circles to stretch the width of your vagina. Repeat this at the back, middle, and opening of your vagina. Some women find it helpful to work with more than one size dilator. 8. Remove gently and slowly while rotating.

After You Are Done You may have a small amount of bleeding when you use the dilator. This is normal. A panty liner will be enough to manage this. If you have a lot of bleeding, such as bleeding that soaks up a sanitary napkin, call your healthcare provider. If you get urinary tract infections (UTIs) often, you may want to urinate after dilator therapy. If you have any questions or problems, talk with your healthcare provider at your next appointment.

Duration & Frequency – You should practice dilator therapy several times per week (i.e., every other day). The more you do it, the more you will benefit. Duration and frequency of dilation may range from three minutes twice a week up to ten minutes and twice daily*. Please consult with your Healthcare Professional.

Cleaning InstructionsI CAN CAREvaginal dilators, should be washed after each use. Wash in warm, soapy water, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before storing in in a clean bag. Ensure all traces of soap are removed to avoid irritation. Remember to wash the dilator handle if it has been used.
Warnings and Precautions
 These instructions are intended as a guide. Further advice may be obtained from your Healthcare Professional.

Return Policy: We are not able to accept returns on the vaginal dilator product. For health and safety reasons, vaginal inserts, vaginal dilators that have been sold to a consumer cannot be restocked and are prohibited from resale.I CAN CARE Vaginal Dilators

http://www.icancare.org/treatment/radiotheraphy/vaginal-dilator

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tracheostomy Humidification

Tracheostomy Humidification

The nose and mouth provide warmth, moisture and filtration for the air we breathe. Having a tracheostomy tube, however, by-passes these mechanisms so humidification must be provided to keep secretions thin and to avoid mucus plugs. To keep the environment at an optimal humidity level, follow the procedures below.
Equipment
Attach a mist collar (trach mask) with aerosol tubing over the trach with the other end of tubing attached to the nebulizer bottle and air compressor. Sterile water goes into the nebulizer bottle (do not overfill, note line guide). Oxygen can also be delivered via the mist collar if needed.
Heated mist may be ordered. Heated mist is accomplished by an electric heating rod that fits into the nebulizer bottle. Extra care should be taken to be sure the bottle does not go dry, which could melt plastic. Many of these heating elements do not have automatic shut-offs and this could be a potential fire hazard. Also, more moisture will accumulate in the aerosol tubing with heated mist. Moisture that accumulates in the aerosol tubing must be removed frequently to prevent occlusion (blocking) of the tube and/or accidental aspiration (inhalation). Disconnect tubing at the trach end, empty into a container and discard. Do not drain fluid into the humidifying unit. Fluid traps (or drainage bags) are helpful in preventing occlusion and aspiration. These collection devices also need to be emptied frequently. Position the air compressor and tubing lower than the patient to help prevent aspiration from moisture in the tubing. A mist collar can also be worn during the day when mucus is thick or blood tinged. Sterile saline drops can be instilled into the trach tube if secretions become thick and difficult to suction. A saline nebulizer treatment is also helpful to loosen secretions if the patient has a nebulizer machine. Additional fluid intake also helps to keep secretions thinner.

Secretions can be kept thin during the day by applying a Heat Moisture Exchanger (HME) to the trach tube. An HME is a humidifying filter that fits onto the end of the trach tube and comes in several shapes and sizes (all styles fit over the standard trach tube opening). There are also HME’s available for portable ventilators. Bedside ventilators have built-in humidifiers. HME’s also help prevent small particles from entering the trach tube. Change HME daily and as needed if soiled or wet.
Source - http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/tracheostomy

Tracheostomy Equipment

Tracheostomy Equipment

Tracheostomy Supplies

Tracheostomy tubes of the appropriate type and size
Tracheostomy tube (one size smaller)
Trach tube ties or velcro strap
Dressing supplies, gauze
Hydrogen peroxide, sterile water, normal saline
Water soluble lubricant such as Surgilube or KY Jelly
Blunt-end bandage scissors
Tweezers or hemostats
Sterile Q-tips
Trach care kits and/or pipe cleaners (double-cannula trach tubes)
Luer lock syringes for cuffed trach tubes

Suction Equipment

Portable battery-powered suction machine
Suction connecting tubing
Suction catheters
Normal saline solution
Sterile jars with screw tops (sterile specimen containers or sterilized baby food jars work well)
Saline ampules (“bullets“)
Bulb syringe
DeLee suction trap or syringe with catheter
Hand-powered Suction Devices  A simple yet efficient suction unit for first responders, and a reliable backup for emergency healthcare providers.
YanKauer Suction Handle
Sims Connector

Humidification System

Air compressor
Nebulizer bottles
Tracheostomy mask
Aerosol tubing
Water trap
HeatMoisture Exchanger  (HME) (If you don't have an HME, use a room humidifier)
Room humidifier
Sterile water
Mist heater (if ordered)
Croup or mist tent (rarely ordered today)
Vapotherm


Other Supplies That You May or May Not Need


Hand washing supplies
Cleaning supplies
Mucus traps for sputum specimens
Sterile or clean paper cups
Tissues
Manual resuscitation (Ambu) bag with mask and trach adapter
Intercom, baby monitor or video monitor
Thermometer
Stethoscope
Disposable Gloves (powder free)
Trach scarf or bib
Rolled-up towel
Other Possible Equipment Needs
Speaking valves
Trach guard
Cardiac/Apnea monitor
CO2 monitor
Pulse oximeter
Oxygen
Oxygen Concentrator
Oxygen Supply tubing
Ventilator
BiPAP
Nebulizer Equipment (Aerosolized medication delivery system)
Dura-neb Portable Compressor/Nebulizer
DeVilbiss® Pulmo-Aide® Compact Compressor/Nebulizer
AeroTrach Plus™
Pressure manometer to check trach cuff pressure on cuffed tubes
Extra smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher suitable for electric as well as regular fires.
Consider an emergency generator if you have frequent power failures.