Basic Life Support (BLS)

One day, 5 hours certified course
2:00-7:00 PM
Venue: Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center, C4
Date: 24 March 2019 or 25 March 2019
Fees: 25 KD.

Four hours audiovisual hands on training program, provide the participants with the skill and knowledge to deal with the cardiac arrest ,for adult, children and infants, also dealing with the chocking for the adult and the end of the program there is practical and written exam with passing score 84%.

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Heart-Care Providers Course is cutting-edge, not only in terms of its evidence-based content but in its use of a well-tested methodology that can dramatically improve both the learning and retention of lifesaving skills. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high quality chest compressions, deliver appropriates ventilations and provide early use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).


  • Activating the emergency response system
  • Giving breaths for adult, child and infant victims by using; mouth-to-mouth ventilation, Mouth-to-mask ventilation and Bag-to -mask ventilation
  • Giving compressions for adult, child and infant victims
  • Performing 1 and 2-rescuer CPR for adult, child and infant victims
  • Using an AED for victims above 1 year of age
  • Relieving chocking in the responsive and unresponsive victim of any age


Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the one and two rescuer CPR and AED skills test , Infant CPR Skills Test and Written Test To pass 84%.

Why the course is conducted?

Malaria is still one of the most important, life threatening, and infectious diseases in malaria endemic countries. It is a challenging public health problem in Asia, Africa and South America. Malaria must be recognized accurately and promptly in order to treat the patient in time and to prevent further spread of infection in the community via local mosquitoes. Malaria should be considered a potential medical emergency and should be treated accordingly. Delay in diagnosis and treatment is a leading cause of death in malaria patients. Conducting a suitable training program on the diagnosis of malaria and refreshing the knowledge in diagnostic techniques plays an important role in the control of malaria in endemic areas.

Who should attend?
  • Microbiologists and Laboratory Technologists.
What are the goals of the course?
  • To strengthen the theoretical and practical knowledge of participants in the field of malaria microscopy.
  • To strengthen the theoretical and practical knowledge of participants in the field of malaria new rapid diagnostic tests available.
Scope of the course
  1. A. Lectures
    • Introduction on Malaria & Babesiosis
    • The diagnosis, treatment, resistance, and control of malaria.
    • Diagnosis of Babesiosis and how to differentiate it from malaria.
  2. B. Practical sessions
    • Preparation and Staining of Thick and Thin blood Films (Demonstration)
    • Bench side and hands on identification of Malaria parasites

Organizers: Dr. Ali Sher (Ministry of Health)
Tutors: Dr.Ali Sher (Ministry of Health)
Location: Faculty of Medicine, MDLs

Why the course is conducted?

Pathogenic fungi are common causes of various human infections, some of which can be fatal. Yet, very few microbiologists are experienced in the practical identification of fungi. The course will provide opportunity to learn the required skills for diagnosing fungal diseases in microbiology labs.

Who should attend?
  • Microbiologists and Laboratory Technologists (Maximum 15 Participants)
What are the goals of the course?
  • Learn the identification methods of pathogenic fungi.
  • To be familiar with the typical morphologic features of common yeasts and moulds.
  • Know the main clinical types of fungal infections.
Scope of the course
  1. A. Lecture
    • Updated classification of fungal kingdom and nomenclature.
    • The clinical presentations of common pathogenic fungi i.e. superficial, subcutaneous, and systemic fungi.
  2. B. Practical sessions
    • Identification of common pathogenic fungi from direct samples. (demonstration).
    • Bench side and hands on identification of fungi from culture media at macroscopic and microscopic levels.
Professor Ziauddin Khan (Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University)
Dr.Khaled Al-Obaid (Ministry of Health)
Visiting doctor: Dr. Ruth Ashbee (United Kingdom )
  • Mrs.Sandhya Vayalil (Ministry of Health)
  • Mrs.Leena Joseph (Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University)
  • Mrs.Soumya Varghese (Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University)
Location: Faculty of Medicine, MDLs 1 & 3



Diagnosis of Malaria

Mycology Workshop

Workshops 26th March 2019, C4 Hall A (Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural center)

Theme: Health & Safety (Hall: C4 A)

Workshop 1: Needle Stick and Sharp Injuries
Dr. Amr Assem
Workshop 2: Laboratory Safety Required Areas
Manar Al-Shatti
Workshop 3: Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and Hand Hygiene
Dr. Mostafa Ramadan

Workshops 26th March 2019, (Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural center)

Theme: Quality Management (Hall: C4 B)

Workshop 4: Incident Reporting. Time to be Active
Manar Al-Shatti
Workshop 5: Lean Thinking & Leadership
Ms. Wafa Al-Ahmed