• Cancer in Kenya: Bridging the Gap

    Cancer in Kenya: Bridging the Gap

    Credits:5.00 Expires:24 June, 2016

  • Safer Anaesthesia From Education (Paediatrics Training)

    The aim of the SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course is to provide refresher training for both physician and non-physician anaesthetists in the essentia ls of paediatric anaesthesia in resource-limited countries. It is not intend ed as a comprehensive training course in paediatric anaesthesia, but emphasi ses basic principles of safe care for children, in particular, assessment, v igilance and competence in essential skills.   Access to safe s urgery is an important component of paediatric practice in low-income countr ies. More than 50% of the population is under 14 years of age, and it has be en estimated that 85% of children will require some sort of surgery before t heir 15th birthday. Children require surgery for a range of congenital condi tions including hernia repair or cleft lip and palate, acquired conditions o f childhood such as appendicitis or intussusception, and for common emergenc ies such as inhaled foreign body, road traffic accidents or burns. Failure o f access to safe and timely surgical intervention for simple surgical condit ions can lead to a lifetime of disability, social exclusion or, for some, pr emature death. Anaesthetists (whether physician or non-physician) play a key role in the management of children in hospital. They provide anaesthesi a care and postoperative pain management for children undergoing surgery, al so initial resuscitation and basic critical care for seriously ill children. Anaesthetists have a role in planning and managing resources for safe anaes thesia. Application of well-established principles, particularly with respec t to peri-operative care and postoperative pain control, has the potential t o relieve unnecessary suffering in millions of children every year. The SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia course is a three-day course addressing the spec ial needs of children who require surgery, and the particular differences be tween paediatric and adult practice. It has been written by paediatric anaes thetists with relevant experience, and includes sessions on newborn and paed iatric life support, pain management, fluid resuscitation, and paediatric tr auma management, as well as the common elective and emergency conditions of childhood. There are five brief lectures, with the rest of the course run as modular breakout sessions. The participants are divided into four pre-alloc ated small groups (ideal is one facilitator to eight participants) and the g roups rotate around four sessions for each course module. The course modules are listed on page 12.   The SAFE Paediatric Anaesthesia cours e is an ‘off the shelf package’ supported by a facilitator manua l, teaching materials and standard operating procedures. It is educationally sound, recognising the specific needs of the adult learner. In keeping with this, it will comprise a range of teaching modalities to include skill sess ions, scenarios, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, DVDs, and interacti ve lectures

    Credits:10.00 Expires:09 June, 2016

  • Morbidity and Mortality review

    Morbidity and mortality reviews for the departments of paediatrics and me dicine at SMMH,Nairobi

    Credits:3.00 Expires:09 June, 2016