Week 14 - New dogs, New tricks
If these posts have been a few days late recently, it is only because we have been busy doing things (rather than writing about doing things)....I trust you will grant us forgiveness 🙇♀.
One of the things keeping us so busy, is our introduction of a
💥📚new clinical training programme📚💥
Indeed, since this project is completely transforming care at Tintswalo, a lot of new skills must be learned. For instance, we now have new state-of-the-art patient monitors and defibrillators to use (thanks to Y💗UR donations, read more HERE), and our staff need to learn how to use them to their maximum potential.
And so...after intensive training, they have been inaugurated in our brand new emergency room....along with a ceremony of appreciation to you, dear donors (▶️video👇)
Some of our team's talents clearly go beyond saving lives 🎤✨
These tools are now IN ACTION identifying early signs of preventable deaths and thus making sure our patients don't fall through the resource gaps of poverty.
Some of these resource gaps can be filled a lot more cheaply: with a bit of creativity, some shared experience...and a lot of cake 🍰
Every Wednesday morning, our staff huddles together in teams of training sessions: drawing on the latest literature and our collective local experience to find creative low-cost hacks that systematically prevent avoidable deaths in a sustainable manner.
I think you will agree that waking up an hour earlier to help others is definitely an effort that deserves a handsome slice of cake at the end of the month?
Please help fund this training programme 🙏. We want to get professional certification courses in airway management, ultrasonography and paediatric emergency care. Just a few dollars could help fund the transport costs of getting the trainers to us, allow us to print the new algorithms on posters and...perhaps little more cake...
There is a LOT more news to catch up on...so stay tuned for more soon!