Advanced Trauma Management Workshop
These are a few pictures from the ongoing Advanced Trauma Management continuing education workshop. This is the second year that we have done the Advanced Trauma course; this year’s course was limited to 30 participants. Next week will be the much larger International Acute Care Conference, with about 240 attendees expected (150 doctors and 90 nurses).
These workshops are a collaboration among our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, Medical Educators for Latin America – MELA, and Mano a Mano.
Continuing Health Education is Crucial
Continuing health education is a crucial component of our health program – in addition to these larger workshops Mano a Mano Bolivia staff host around 10 continuing education courses for staff from Mano a Mano clinics each year.
As part of our model, Mano a Mano clinics provide comprehensive health care to the community, focusing on basic services such as infant and maternal health, vaccinations, and dental care. The health education program is one of the most critical elements to ensure long-term success for our clinics. Mano a Mano’s network of clinics continues to grow (check our results page for our current total), and it is very important that the medical staff in each of our existing clinics continues to learn best practices to provide the best possible care.
The health education program has two main components: volunteer health promoters and continuing health education workshops.