The Boston Children’s Hospital Global Health Program has partnered with the International Medical Corps and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) to develop and implement a comprehensive emergency and trauma care training curriculum to hospitals, clinicians, and the Ukrainian community.
The training curriculum includes short educational videos to enable asynchronous and just-in-time learning. The video series, titled Save a Life: Ukraine Trauma Care Training Course, has been designed by experts in medicine, public health, education, and communications.
Save a Life videos are designed for laypersons and public safety professionals (healthcare workers, firefighters, emergency medical services, and law enforcement) to use in real-time or to review before use. The videos are in Ukrainian with English subtitles and aim to build sustainable local capacity by teaching or refreshing emergency care skills.
- Stop the Bleed® teaches laypeople how to stop life-threatening bleeding.
- Psychological First Aid guides field workers through conversations with people suffering crisis events.
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Fundamentals guide individuals through initial actions in case of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack.
- Prehospital Trauma Fundamentals review care fundamentals provided in the field before hospital arrival.
- Advanced Trauma Life Support Fundamentals guides clinicians on immediate trauma resuscitation and management.
- Pediatric Trauma Fundamentals guides clinicians through the immediate management of pediatric trauma patients, including patient assessment, pain management, burn management, and fluid and blood resuscitation.
- Mass Casualty Management from the World Health Organization guides hospital staff and laypeople through the key steps to prepare and respond to a disaster that creates many casualties.
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