Global Emergency Care Skills

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The first Global Emergency Care Skills course was held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2009. 45 participants from nine different hospitals in Kenya attended the course. The feedback from participants was so positive that the organisation ran a second course in Kenya in August 2009.

To date, GECS has run six training programmes in Africa. The first two courses were held in Nairobi at the Mater Hospital in 2009. In 2010 GECS partnered with the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) to deliver training to doctors at the Lusaka University Teaching Hospital in Zambia and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. In September 2011, GECS faculty travelled to Muhimbili University Hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The most recent course was held in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.

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Course Breakdown

Zambia

March 2013

zambia

The next GECS course will be run in March 2013. Members of the GECS team will travel to Zambia.

Dr Rob Eager of GECS will zip-line across the Zambezi River & complete an astonishing 111 metre bungee jump over the Victoria Falls Bridge in Livingston to raise funds.
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Ghana

November 2012

GECS course in KATH Kumasi.

GECS course in KATH Kumasi.


AfCEM meeting in Accra & 3-day GECS workshop in Kumasi

November 1st-3rd & 5th-7th.

GECS faculty ran a 3-day GECS workshop at the inaugural AfCEM meeting in Accra.
This was followed by a second GECS course in Kumasi from November 5th to 7th. Our disaster management skills were almost immediately forced into practice. Read more

Tanzania

September 2011

The GECS Team in Tanzania, September 2011

The GECS Team in Tanzania, September 2011


Muhimbili National Hospital,
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

September 26th-30th.

In Tanzania 19 doctors completed the intensive 5 day course. meeting in Accra.
The courses are held in collaboration with The World Health Organisation (WHO) and The College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).

Malawi

November 2010

GECS course in KATH Kumasi.

GECS course in Malawi.


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,
Blantyre, Malawi.

This course catered for 31 participants:
26 doctors and 5 nurses
As with all GECS courses, the skills based courses cover topics such as trauma care, resuscitation skills and major incident management amonst others.

Zambia

February 2010

Dr Richard Lynch teaching safe defib to doctors.

Dr Richard Lynch teaching safe defib to doctors.


Lusaka University Teaching Hospital,
Lusaka, Zambia

37 healthcare workers (35 doctors and 2 clinical officers) from several different hospitals across Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi participated in this course.
Canditates’ progress is tracked using a pre-course and a post-course MCQ exam.

Kenya

March & August 2009

GECS Team teaching defibrillation skills.

GECS Team teaching defibrillation skills.


The Mater Hospital,
Nairobi, Kenya.

The first Global Emergency Care Skills course was held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2009.
45 participants (9 hospitals in Kenya) attended the course. The feedback from participants was so positive that the organisation ran a second course in Kenya in August 2009.

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