Trauma and Critical Care Training
The need for trauma/critical care training of medical professionals has been identified by local physicians at sites in Masindi, Uganda and Mbeya, Tanzania. USC and Palmetto Health have had established relationships with these sites and the specific medical providers for 3-5 years. The goal of this short-term trip is to utilize didactic lecture and simulation medicine to further critical care training. In addition, the training will be made available to medical professionals from other nearby medical centers. In theory, this will allow the impact to extend further into the community.
Last year, a multidisciplinary trauma training was implemented in Masindi which was attended by more than 40 regional healthcare providers and was very well received. Expanding upon the success of last year's training, we will be focusing on the management of critically ill patients in this year's training in Masindi. In addition, we will be traveling to Mbeya to replicate the multidisciplinary trauma training which was so successful in Uganda, at the request of local physicians. The training performed at this site will focus on the emergent evaluation and management of trauma patients. We hope to train a total of 80 to 100 healthcare professionals between the two sites.
Who we are:
Attending and resident physicians from USC Family Medicine Dept., USC Surgery Dept. and PHR Emergency Medicine Program who have simultaneously recognized this need and partnered together for these training opportunities.
Empowering and training medical providers by teaching a multidisciplinary course on a regional level will allow us to have a lasting impact in two of the poorest countries in the world.
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Thanks for your support!
We want to take a moment to thank anyone who has contributed their time, efforts and/or finances to helping us in this pursuit. As with many things in life, this week of training in March will be the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes contributions from people like you.