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SEAD Research Award Project

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Be a part of the postpartum hemorrhage training team in Uganda

Postpartum hemorrhage (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.

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 PPH. 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.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014 BY 8:00AM.

The student application can be accessed from the following link: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eFGKEqndNReqWtD

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