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Course Curriculum

  • January 18th -21st , Location : Port Au Prince, Topics Emergency Medicine (ACLS, BLS, PALS, CPR ), Emergency Ultrasound (FAST)
  • April 19th -22nd , Location : TBA , Topics Emergency Medicine (ACLS, BLS, PALS, CPR), Emergency Ultrasound (FAST), More to come
  • July 26th -29th , Location : TBA , Topics Emergency Medicine (ACLS, BLS, PALS, CPR), Emergency Ultrasound (FAST), More to come
  • October 18th -21st, Location : TBA , Topics Emergency Medicine (ACLS, BLS, PALS, CPR), Emergency Ultrasound (FAST), More to come

Another phenomenal Primary Care Haiti training trip to Haiti! We worked at PORT DE PAIX HOSPITAL BERACA LA POINTE.

Training Mission Highlights

  • Adult Emergency Courses
  • Pediatric Emergency Courses (PALS)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Gynecology
  • Ultrasound
  • Train-the-trainer

Adult Emergency Courses

Emergency Care Course
  • Triage Training
  • Arrhythmia Recognition
  • Mass Casualty Event Management
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Choking management
Pediatric Emergency Courses (PALS)
  • Pediatric Airway Management
  • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Management
  • Pediatric Arrhythmias Diagnosis and Treatments
  • Pediatric Cardiac Medicines
  • Choking Management
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Nursing Care in the NICU
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) medical equipment utilization
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Gynecology
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Training in Visualization and Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) and Lugol’s Iodine Solution (VILI)
  • Mobile Colposcopy Training
  • Mobile Thermocoagulation Training to treat Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN), all classifications (1-3)
  • Mobile Colposcope and Thermocoagulator donated to the hospital to build cervical cancer screen and treatment program in northwest Haiti
Ultrasound Course
  • Machine Basics and Maintenance
  • Obstetrics 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester
  • Abdomen (pancreas, liver, gallbladder, aorta)
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
  • Upper Extremity Venous and Arterial
  • Hysterosonography
  • Pelvic/transabdominal
Train-the-trainer
  • How to effectively transfer what you have learned to others
Patients Treated (by our students, under trainer supervision)
  • 150 colposcopies
  • Fourteen patients had positive test results
    • Five patients received treatment for cervical cancer (thermocoagulation)
    • Eleven patients scheduled a cervical biopsy with gynecologist
Training Session Attendees
  • Total number of attendees: 378
  • Attendees came from more than 11 different Regions of Haiti, including Port au Prince, Cayes, Mole St Nicholas, Bassin Bleu, Jean Rabel, Bombardopolis, La Pointe, Saint Ange Sonia, Port de Paix, and Iles de La Tortue
  • Number of attendees in each course taught:
    • EMS Courses (ACLS, BLS, PALS): 77 Physicians, Nurses
    • Cervical Cancer: 21 Physicians and Midwives
    • Ultrasound Course: 14 Physicians and Midwives
    • NRP Hands on Training: 18 Nurses
    • CPR for Nursing Students: 248 Nursing Students

Another phenomenal Primary Care Haiti training trip to Haiti! We worked at L’Hospital Immaculee Conception in Les Cayes in the South of Haiti.

Training Mission Highlights

  • Emergency Care Course
  • Ultrasound Course
  • Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment screening using the WHO recommended “see and treat” method (thanks to the colposcope from MobileODT)
  • Pharmacy Course
  • IT Training
    • Adult and pediatric neonatal resuscitation techniques

Training Sessions Summary

Emergency Care Course
  • Triage
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • Mass Casualty Management
Ultrasound Course
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Echocardiography
  • Abdomen (Gallbladder, pancreas, Liver, Kidneys, Aorta, Spleen)
  • Thyroid
  • Upper Extremity Venous and Arterial
  • Lower Extremity Venous and Arterial
Training Session Attendees
  • More than 290 Haitian physicians, nurses, midwives, and nursing students from 7 regions of Haiti!
  • Extra training provided to representative from HAS who would be in charge of training other healthcare providers who were not present at our training sessions
Patients Treated
  • More than 500 patients screened for cervical cancer
  • 3 diagnostic ultrasounds performed
  • Thermocoagulation performed on patients who screened positive for cervical cancer

This trip was dedicated to the memory of Dr Michaele Gedeon, former Minister of Health of Haiti, who dedicated her life to improving health care in Haiti. One of Dr Gedeon’s goals was to expand the work of Primary Care Haiti to the south of the country and to train more health care providers in emergency response. We are proud to have accomplished her goal and we look forward to continuing our training trips in the future. www.primarycarehaiti.com

Training Mission Highlights

  • Emergency Care Course
  • Ultrasound Course
  • Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Pharmacy Course
  • IT Training

Training Sessions Summary

Emergency Care Course
  • Triage
  • BLS (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • Mass Casualty Management
Ultrasound Course
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Echocardiography
  • Abdomen (Gallbladder, pancreas, Liver, Kidneys, Aorta, Spleen)
  • Thyroid
  • Upper Extremity Venous and Arterial
  • Lower Extremity Venous and Arterial
Cervical Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Mobile Colposcope use & training
  • Thermocoagulation training
  • Over 500 women screened for cervical cancer
Pharmacy
  • Common side effects from commonly used antibiotics in Haiti
  • Importance of dispensing and timing of medications
  • Medications used in the management of diabetes
  • Medications used in the management of hypertension
Information Technology
  • Trained the IT staff on proper computer network configuration and presented them with certification certificates
  • Complete rewire of the internal network
  • Removed all existing network cat5 cable replaced with cat6 weatherproof cable
  • Installed network switches and designated zones throughout the campus
  • Set up workstations in the library and connected to fiber optic internet and shared internal network
  • Installed hard wired networked routers in the conference room and dorm
  • Connected all printers throughout the campus to a central network share
  • Installed network cable in the new Church building
Training Session Attendees
  • More than 60 healthcare providers from various regions of Haiti
  • Nurses, Doctors and Ancillary staff
  • Extra training provided to representative from HAS who would be in charge of training other healthcare providers who were not present at our training sessions
Patients Treated
  • More than 500 patients screened for cervical cancer
  • 3 diagnostic ultrasounds performed
  • Thermocoagulation performed on patients who screened positive for cervical cancer

Training Mission Highlights

  • Ultrasound training
  • IV training
  • EKG training
  • Mobile colposcopy training and implementation of one visit cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment

Training Session Summary

Adult Emergency Courses:
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • IV Access using Ultrasound
  • Management of shock
Pediatric Emergency Courses:
  • PALS
  • Foreign Body removal
  • Management of shock
NICU
  • Nursing care in the NICU
  • Nursing Documentation
  • NICU Medical Equipment utilization
OB/GYN
  • OB Ultrasound course
  • Mobile Colposcopy use with acetic acid and lugol’s solution to screen for cervical cancer
  • Mobile thermocoagulation to treat CIN 1-3
IT
  • IT staff training
  • IT infrastructure setup and update
  • Internet optimization
  • New AV system set setup
  • Wireless network optimization
Patients Treated:
  • 60 colposcopies
  • 25 OB Ultrasounds
  • 2 C-Sections
  • 1 vaginal Delivery
  • Thermocoagulation treatment of cervical cancer: 10
Attendees:
  • 50 Nurses
  • 20 Doctors
  • From 7 different regions of Haiti

Training Mission Highlights

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac life support) training for nurses and doctors
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) training for nurses and doctors
  • Cervical cancer screening training for nurses and doctors (including pap smear and mobile colposcopy training)
  • Over 600 patients treated
  • Thousands of dollars worth equipment shipped and donated
  • Electronic Medical Record setup and training, made possible thanks to donated computers
  • Training provided in all aspects of patient triage, taking vital signs, and keeping accurate medical records
  • Community education training on breast cancer and cervical cancer

Training Mission Highlights

  • 900 patients seen
  • Cervical cancer screening training for nurses and doctors
  • Training provided in all aspects of patient triage, taking vital signs, and keeping accurate medical records
  • Basic Life Support Training for nurses and doctors

Training Mission Highlights

  • 900 patients seen
  • Cervical cancer screening training for nurses and doctors
  • Training provided in all aspects of patient triage, taking vital signs, and keeping accurate medical records

Education

Training Mission Highlights

  • Lack of access to quality education is a known social determinant of health. This is why Primary Care Haiti commits to improving the school systems in the areas we serve. We accept donations of new or gently used school supplies, including pencils, crayons, notebooks, soccer balls, basketballs, hula hoops, art supplies etc. For more information on how you can help, please contact our education coordinator, Sandra Mahoney, at education@primarycarehaiti.com.

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