Global Health Workshop Preconference
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Each workshop runs from 1–5 p.m.
Jessica Evert, MD
This presentation will draw from a variety of fields, including service learning, international education, bioethics, medical education, risk management, enabling systems, and more. Information and resources will be offered for further exploration to improve and expand trainee international experiences.
- Participants will be able to describe essential practices to address risk management of global health experiences.
- Participants will be able to list global health competencies useful for structuring student and trainee programming.
- Participants will be able to develop at least two action items to improve or expand global health programming at their home institution.
Mark Shaffer, MD, and Mark Humphrey, MD, MPH
Whether an organization is large, small, public, or private, most will use standardized tools and processes when planning a new project to better estimate cost, plan personnel time, and manage risks. This equates to better patient outcomes and better use of resources for family medicine global health performance. This session will review some of these basic tools and how to apply them to both primary care and global public health projects. The topics covered will include defining a project and its scope; developing a work breakdown structure and using a Gantt chart; and using risk analysis to prepare for predictable problems.
Participants will work in small groups to apply these tools to an example project or their own new projects, and create a draft project plan during the session. Presenters come from a diverse background of experiences in project management in large- and small-scale global health programs.
- Participants will be able to understand the value of systematically planning and evaluating projects.
- Participants will be able to define a project’s scope and use tools, such as a work breakdown structure and using a Gantt chart to plan a project.
- Participants will be able to perform risk analysis on a project to identify and plan for problems that may occur.
Paul Bornemann, MD; Neil Jayasekera, MD; Keith Barron, MD; Naushad Amin, MD; Mena Ramos, MD; Jeff Hall, MD; and Mark Shaffer, MD
Ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that is ideal for remote and austere environments. It can provide a great amount of information in real time, while still remaining highly portable and inexpensive. Additionally, there is mounting evidence that physicians with limited training can effectively use ultrasound protocols at the bedside to rapidly provide high quality care to their patients. Some protocols have been developed that could be especially useful to a physician providing care in a developing country with limited resources.
The extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (e-FAST) evaluates trauma patients for pneumothorax, intrathoracic, and/or intraabdominal hemorrhage. Several protocols evaluate for pneumonia. The cardiopulmonary limited ultrasound exam (CLUE) evaluates for congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema. The focused assessment with sonography for HIV-associated tuberculosis (FASH) evaluates for extrapulmonary tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected individuals.
The goal of our workshop is to introduce these concepts to the participants with the help of a partially “flipped-classroom” curriculum and provide them with an opportunity to practice the basic hands-on skills required to perform these protocols.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the basic operations of laptop-sized ultrasound units.
- Participants will be able to describe different point-of-care ultrasound protocols and how they can be applied in the global health setting.
- Participants will be able to begin to perform and interpret point-of-care ultrasound protocols.
Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP; Jeffrey Walden MD; and Martha Carlough, MD, MPH
Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have settled in the U.S., fleeing unrest, conflict, and persecution. Despite vast diversity in the refugee population, there are commonalities in the refugee experience and subsequent health outcomes. This session will provide a broad overview of clinical issues in refugee health, and identify best practices for the care of refugee populations via community-based partnerships. Through case studies, didactics and a facilitated discussion, topics covered will include: the refugee journey from displacement to resettlement; the refugee entrance exam; recommended screenings; refugee women’s health issues (including FGM); torture; non-communicable diseases in refugee populations; and how to create a refugee health program at your clinical/educational site.
- Participants will understand the resettlement process for refugees and discuss how this process differs from that of other newcomers to the US.
- Participants will learn how to follow screening guidelines for common infectious diseases, identify mental health concerns, and manage chronic conditions among newly arrived refugees.
- Participants will recognize how cultural beliefs and practices that may impact maternal and child health in refugee communities.
- Participants will identify best practices for the care of immigrant and refugees.
- Participants will create a plan for assessment and collaboration with community resources.
- Participants will collaborate to design a tool-kit for the integration of refugee health into their clinical or educational site, or the implementation of a dedicated refugee health program or clinic.