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Interested to travel to Uganda in March with a team working on prevention of a leading cause of maternal mortality?
An inter-professional team at the Duke University Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center (HSPSC) is pioneering the use of scalable, distributable healthcare simulation using commercial game technology with a multi-player module that specifically addresses postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). PPH is the world’s leading cause of maternal mortality. A majority of PPH-caused maternal deaths are preventable with basic improvements in management of obstetrical emergencies. With 99% of maternal deaths due to PPH occurring in low resource countries, this situation provides a stark example of the disparities that exist in healthcare provision and education.
The HSPSC team will use a recently awarded Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) Research Award to fund a proof-of-concept training session between Duke and Mulago hospital in Kampala, Uganda. We will host inter-professional, interactive games-based simulation training sessions from Durham to Mulago. Our hope is, through this project, to set the stage for distance simulation training in low resource countries. We are seeking an enthusiastic, sensible, and culturally-sensitive student to join the team in Uganda for a 10 day training session; tentative travel dates are March 6-15, 2015. Student participation expectations are listed below.
Apply now at: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eFGKEqndNReqWtD. Applications are due MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 BY 8:00AM.
Student participation may involve, but is not limited to the following:
- participate in group efforts to engage local staff
- participate in group efforts to set up computer lab space upon arrival and maintain the space during the week
- participate in training of trainers at beginning of week and then in training of learners during the week
- assist with daSimta collection and data entry
- be flexible and available to troubleshoot problems related to trainings, training space, computer issues, etc
- participate in regular meetings leading up to the trip
- become familiar with the software and PPH scenario (in a basic way) before traveling
- be available and flexible throughout week in order to help remedy last-minute issues related to trainings
- as interested, remain engaged with multi-professional group upon return