Naomi Pritchard, SAFE Obstetrics Fellow, begins a guest blog as she assesses and teaches obstetric anaesthesia providers across Kenya.
Hello WFSA blog readers,
I am an ST-7ish anaesthetist from London, working as the SAFE Obstetrics fellow in Kenya for 6 months, and I will be sharing some of my experiences through a WFSA blog series.
My job here involves following up candidates from the SAFE Obstetrics training courses funded by THET, and trying to measure and record change . . .
The WFSA and the SAHK were proud to co-host the 16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in Hong Kong this month. The incredible event took place over five days with over six thousand delegates from 134 countries coming together. It is almost impossible to pinpoint all of the incredible events and opportunities that arose at the WCA, . . .
The organisers of the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) 2016 are delighted to announce that the HUSH Foundation, a charitable organisation that brings together some of Australia's foremost professional musicians and actors to help improve the environment for staff, patients and families in hospitals across Australia, will be performing at the Congress.
The WFSA spoke to Dr Catherine Crock, a physician working at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and founder of the HUSH Foundation, about what we can expect at the Congress and why their sessions in the Arts and Humanities track are a must see for anaesthesiologists with an interest in patient safety.
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Dr Ed Fitzgerald shares his latest experience in Rwanda as he returned to Kibagabaga Hospital to follow-up on checklist and pulse oximetry use
One of the remarkable aspects of returning to Rwanda regularly over the past few years has been witnessing the progression of local students and doctors who have been part of the shared Lifebox journey here. Students who have become doctors, interns who have progressed to become residents.
Despite 4,000 miles of separation, time has . . .
With one in seven maternal deaths during or after caesarean section due to anaesthesia related complications, it is time to tackle the anaesthesia workforce crisis.
An article published in The Lancet Global Health this month reported that 250,000 women die every year during or after pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of these women are from low and middle income countries. Many of these deaths result from conditions that require surgery, such as obstructed labour.
It is impossible to perform safe surgery . . .
WFSA Communications Officer Niki O'Brien dropped in on the 2016 BARTC Fellows in Bangkok whilst on holiday
Arriving at Pier 21 Food Terminal on a hot Saturday morning in Bangkok, I was extremely excited to meet the four BARTC Fellows currently studying in Bangkok: Drs. Nay Myo Htun (Myanmar), Undram Maisakhan (Mongolia), Sokha Sann (Cambodia) and Tashi Wangchuk (Bhutan), as well as the incredible BARTC Programme Head Dr Jariya Lertakyamanee and . . .
On the 21st February Cyclone Winston, a grade five tropical cyclone, hit the Fiji Islands. While Suva, the capital city, was spared any severe damage due to a last minute change in the storm's direction, more remote areas and islands were hit with devastating force.
The storm was the strongest to hit the Fiji islands in living memory, . . .
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