About Craig McClain
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Children's Hospital Boston
Website: http://www.childrenshospital.org/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Children's Hospital Boston is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our Advanced Fetal Care Center can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation, and in some situations, we treat adults.)
Harvard Medical School
Website: http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) mission is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. Students and more than 7,500 full-time faculty in 11 academic departments located on the School's Boston campus, in one of 47 hospital-based clinical departments at 18 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes, or at 30 research centers, divisions, and institutes, advance the School’s mission every day. Within HMS, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) works in close collaboration with the GHD project teams, from participating in GHDonline communities to developing the GHD academic platform.
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Craig McClain started a discussion "Human Resources for Health Rwanda -- Faculty Anesthesiologists Being Recruited". in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
We would like to announce an exciting new opportunity for practicing anesthesiologists interested in global health. The upcoming HRH (Human Resources for Health) Rwanda project is a bold approach to improving healthcare systems in this small but densely-populated East-African country. The project is a seven-year effort led by the Ministry ...
I can recall two examples. The first was several years ago in Northeastern India. The only opioid we had access to on a short trip was Indian made demerol. It had a great atropine effect, but offered very little analgesia. So, side effects were pronounced with little desired effect. The ...
Craig McClain replied to "Access to ketamine in low- and middle-income countries" in the Global Surgery & Anesthesia community.
In my experience, ketamine is relatively easy to come by. I have always seen it in a controlled and restricted fashion. Because it is not an opioid, it doesn't share the stigma that opioid drugs do -- concerns for addiction, overdosing patients, etc. You'll notice the WHO does not have ...
I think there are really a couple of questions in play here. First, is task shifting appropriate? I think when you look at the data regarding volume of surgical and anesthesia providers in LICs, it becomes difficult to argue against task shifting. Thus, the extension of that question becomes -- ...
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