Global Health Summit Preconference
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH; Micah Flint, MPA, RN, DINPH
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Natural disasters, workplace violence, terrorism, war, technological failure, and/or economic depression are all considered among today’s disaster threats. Annually, disasters are the cause for substantial loss of life, quality of life, assets, and productivity. In the last 20 years over 4.4 billion people have been affected by a disaster event(s) and over 1.3 million killed world-wide. Although disasters do not discriminate, they do affect people and communities differently. The world’s most vulnerable typically have less disaster events, but see higher rates of morbidity and mortality from disasters. This course provides an overview for front-line workers to assist in reducing vulnerability in communities and responding to disaster threats.
- Participants will be able to implement hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessments.
- Participants will be able to develop mitigation and preparedness programs that increase resilience in a community.
- Participants will be able to respond to a disaster event using best-practices.
- Participants will be able to integrate development strategies into recovery efforts.
Jeff Hall, MD; Neil Jayasekera, MD
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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 utilize 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 otherwise limited resources. The Extended Focused Assessment Sonography in 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 will be 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.
8:00 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to provide an interactive learning experience for ALSO Provider course participants in order to assist them in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage potential emergencies during pregnancy.
Current ALSO Provider status as of September 12, 2018, is required to attend this course.
- Discuss educational tools that can be used when giving feedback to ALSO® course participants.
- Describe how to assist participants in dealing with questions and conflicts that can occur during the workstations.
- Demonstrate teaching capabilities by providing hands-on role-play utilizing maternal-fetal mannequins along with timely feedback in order to adapt teaching methods to various situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to facilitate group discussion, as well as consider ways to implement faculty and learner feedback to enhance the educational experience.