Post-basic Diploma in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Care
Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is partnering with Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) to offer the Post-Basic Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine to healthcare providers (mid-level Clinical Officers and general medical doctors) in Nairobi, Kenya. The first year of this partnership will emphasize on emergency care training during the first year to develop local experts in emergency care. During the second year of the partnership, the focus will be on faculty development and training. In the third year, direct mentorship will be provided as KMTC assumes control of the program using entirely local faculty and instructors. This will create a sustainable model that will quickly build capacity among Kenyan faculty to train providers in emergency care. With the application of emergency care services in an effective manner, the top causes of death from illness and injury in Kenya could be significantly impacted. These new trainees will be the first formally trained emergency care providers in Kenya.
Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Training Program
GECC and University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Emergency Physicians are collaborating with pediatric emergency and intensivist physicians at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia to teach Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound. This educational initiative promotes the routine use of bedside ultrasound, utilizes web based technologies, provides daily quality assurance, and improves clinical patient care. Emergency physicians based at UMASS working with GECC are currently traveling to AHC multiple times per year to provide lectures, hands on education, and systems support. This exciting collaboration is further enhanced by the enthusiasm of providers at AHC, and a unique ongoing web based image review and feedback process.
Emergency Medicine Training Program
The University of Massachusetts Department of Emergency Medicine, in partnership with GECC, is working to establish a long term partnership with Sonja Kill Hospital in Kampot, Cambodia with the goal of helping build a sustainable training program in emergency medicine. Sonja Kill is an important health care resource for the area surrounding the city of Kampot and has requested assistance in developing a training program for their staff focused on the Emergency Medicine model and approach to acute illness. The first step in this process will be a short course of a few days in length focusing on an emergency department approach to common presentations such as chest pain, the febrile child, and abdominal pain. Ultimately, this program is designed to expand into a 2-3 year training program that will allow practitioners to incorporate ED practice into the operation of the hospital.