New Delhi. 04 April 2020. The COVID core working group of Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command has prepared a Training Capsule for Battle Field Nursing Assistant (BFNA) to train non medical personnel who will work as force multipliers in times of emergencies.
The core team consisting of Command Medical Officer, Commanding Officers of INS Venduruthy & INHS Sanjivani and Command Training Officer have used the BFNA concept and developed a small capsule.
Basic concepts of Hand Hygiene, donning and doffing of PPE, concept of Biomedical waste management and carriage of casualty have been covered simply for the non medical personnel. Simple strategies for infection prevention have also been dealt with in this course. .
The training is actively being carried out at all units of Southern Naval Command as an attempt to train non medical personnel who will work as force multipliers in times of emergencies. A total number of 333 personnel have been trained till date in Southern Naval Command.