The Center for Global Health and Innovation at Stanford University School of Medicine (SUSM), CA, will host a one-and-a-half day continuing medical education course (CME), February 7 -8, on humanitarian surgery missions in developing countries. The third annual international humanitarian aid skills course will review common conditions encountered in resource-limited environments. Through a variety of techniques including skill stations and simulation, the course will provide instructions on common procedures required in developing nations. The course will also offer instruction on the essential elements of surgical safety, ethics, and cultural considerations in such settings.
Specific procedures that will be covered include orthopaedic dislocations and fracture management with traction pins and external fixation, cesarean sections, post-partum hemorrhage, burn management and hand cutting of skin grafts, tendon repairs, tropical medicine for surgical diseases, emergency craniotomy, and low-resource anesthetic techniques. View the course description and register online. http://cme.stanford.edu/humanitarian/ . Register by January 23 . Space is limited. SUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Discounted hotel information is available on the website.
Link leads to: http://cme.stanford.edu/humanitarian/