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Safer Anaesthesia From Education in Obstetrics


Safer Anaesthesia From Education in Obstetrics


Starting on :08:00 AM 28 February, 2017 Venue:KMTC
Ending on :01:00 PM 22 February, 2017 Max Credits:30
Moderator:No Activity Moderator Activity Cost: Free Order

Description

The Safer Anaesthesia From Education (SAFE) Obstetric Course is a 3- day facilitated program developed by WFSA and AAGBI for the developing countries to improve the care provided obstetric patients. It is an intensive course for anaesthetists addressing key contributors to maternal morbidity and mortality and incorporates clinical demonstration skill stations. It has been successfully carried out in Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia with a notable improvement in patient care. The key subjects matter shall be covered in SAFE obstetric anaesthesia course. This comprises:
1. Principles of general anaesthesia in obstetric anaesthesia
2. Regional anaesthesia
3. Obstetric critical care
4. Maternal and new born resuscitation
5. WHO safe surgery checklist
In support of government’s efforts in improving accessibility, The Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologists (KSA) is committed to improve the quality of care received by these mothers through championing for safe anesthesia practise to reduce morbidity and mortality. This will be achieved by:
1. Facilitating continuous professional development with the role of emergency care in the immediate peri-partum period being a key area of interest in an effort to improve obstetric care and reducing MMR. The S.A.F.E Obs anesthesia course will refresh the anaesthetist knowledge and equip them with the skills required to handle the emergency obstetric patient.
2. Provision of a Safe obstetric kit. This kit will comprise of instruments that will enable the anaesthetist to handle any emergency threatening the airway or cardiovascular system in most circumstances. It includes; Adult and neonatal BMV kits, bougie, automatic BP machine, LMA, PA infusion bag and pulse oximeter.
In Kenya, the SAFE Obstetric course, was rolled out nationally and targets at least 80% of both physician and non-physician anaesthetists in all health facilities in which operative services are offered. The training began in February 2016, in Nairobi and has also been carried out in Eldoret, Isiolo, Mombasa and Nakuru; with the first round of monitoring and evaluation already conducted. This was to ensure learning is continually occurring and objectives are being met on the ground; essential aspects in the provision of safe anaesthesia in marginalized areas with limited resources.

Objectives

This comprises:
1. Principles of general anaesthesia in obstetric anaesthesia
2. Regional anaesthesia
3. Obstetric critical care
4. Maternal and new born resuscitation
5. WHO safe surgery checklist




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