Injury is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. Prompt provision of emergency care and rapid movement of injured victims to a health care facility can save lives, decrease short-term disability, and improve long-term outcomes.
While trauma system development requires wide-ranging considerations, this GHDonline panel discussion from June 13-17 will focus on training programs. Emergency medicine and trauma care experts with experience working on every continent will lead a discussion around designing, implementing, and evaluating pre-hospital care training courses.
Panelists will begin the discussion by briefly introducing themselves and answering the following questions. We invite the community to join in the discussion and ask the panelists questions through Friday June 17.
1. What factors should be considered when selecting and developing an appropriate training curriculum for different audiences or cadres in pre-hospital care work force?
2. Which stakeholders should be involved in the training and capacity building process?
3. What program aspects should be measured and over what time frame?
4. What factors should be considered throughout the process to promote institutionalization and long-term viability of the training programs and ensure high quality trainees?
Manjul Joshipura, MBBS, MS, is a technical advisor to the WHO on global trauma systems development.
Paul Bollinger, MPH, oversees the Emergency Medical Care Train the Trainer education and systems development programs for Medical Teams International.
Ross Donaldson, MD, MPH, is the global head of International Medical Corps' emergency and disaster care development programming and a UCLA medical and public health professor.
Amado Alejandro Báez, MD, MPH, is the chair a department of emergency medicine and critical care in the Dominican Republic General Hospital and co-director of the Operational Medicine Institute.
Junaid Abdul Razzak, MD, is the chair of emergency medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.