The Sixth Week

In the fifth week of the Respiratory System (RS) block, we were provided with various lectures or also called SEKAR regarding the health issues that are related to our respiratory system and laboratory skills. For more details, those activities are listed below.

  1. Laboratory skills on Tuesday, 18 October 2022.
  2. SEKAR on Thursday, 20 October 2022.
  3. SEKAR on Saturday, 22 October 2022.

From those activities, we learned and explored so many insights regarding the health issue that are correlated with our respiratory system along with the basic sciences of them. Therefore, I will share my learning progress on each activity in this assignment.

Tuesday: Laboratory Skills

On this day, we had laboratory skills regarding Basic Life Support (BLS) and Oxygenation. It was brought up by dr. Reza, who is our tutor/supervisor. The activity was going pretty well and the topics were very interesting and insightful.

In general, we were provided with a quick lecture from dr. Reza regarding the theory of Basic Life Support (BLS) and oxygenation. The BLS consists of various techniques, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and several assessments, such as alertness, airway, breathing, and circulation. On the other hand, oxygenation is a technique to administrate oxygen to a person who needed additional oxygen as a result of several diseases, disorders, or conditions. After the quick lecture, we were guided to demonstrate the BLS and oxygenation techniques.

Thursday: SEKAR

On this day, we were provided with 3 SEKAR meetings. The first SEKAR meeting was brought up by dr. Euis Maryani, SpBTKV., with a topic regarding trauma of the respiratory system. In general, there were some types of trauma for the respiratory system, such as pneumothorax, haemothorax, and cardiac tamponade. Those traumas have certain clinical signs and treatments. Thankfully, dr. Euis explained those traumas comprehensively, though there were some problems at the meeting.

The second SEKAR was brought up by Dr. Arto Y. Soeroto, dr., SpPD-KP., M.Kes., FINASIM., with a topic entitled “Smoking Cessation”. In general, dr. Arto explained the remaining health issue worldwide, especially in Indonesia, which is smoking behavior that mainly causes Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Hence, there is an urgency for smoking cessation.

Doctor Arto explained the history and overview of tobacco smoke at first, followed by several techniques that are used for smoking cessation, such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and anti-depressants. Overall, I believe the topic was very interesting and insightful.

The last SEKAR was brought up by Dr. Reza Widianto Sudjud, dr., SpAn- KAKV., KIC., M.Kes., who is our tutor/supervisor. He brought up a topic entitled “Health Technology”. In general, dr. Reza explained his invention in health technology, which is Ventilator Indonesia or also known as Vent- I. He explained the journey of inventing Vent-I with his team, which was very interesting and insightful. Moreover, with the invention of Vent-I, dr. Reza and his team were awarded People of The Year 2021 in the category of Scientific Breakthrough Against Pandemic.

Saturday: SEKAR

On this day, we were provided with two topics from the SEKAR meeting. The lecturer who brought up the topics was Dr. Prayudi Santoso, dr., SpPD- KP., M.Kes., FINASIM. The two topics were Pneumonia and Covid-19. In general, we were provided with the clinical guidelines and the latest information regarding those topics.