The Interburns Essential Burns Care Course was designed to provide health care professionals in Low and Middle income countries, taking into account the usual level of resources and training available, with competent skills to treat and manage burn patients. It consisted of Didactic Lectures, Interactive discussions and a pre and post session test. The Course content for Essential Burns Care was:
By the end of the course the participants will be able to:
On the course faculty was Mr Stuart Watson, Consultant Reconstructive Surgeon, Canniesburn Plastic surgery and Burns Unit, GRI Glasgow, and Mr Opoku Ware Ampomah, ReSurge Africa Director and Consultant Reconstructive Surgeon – Head of National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Korle-Bu teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana.
The Hand Trauma Care course was an instructional course with the objective to provide doctors and other healthcare professionals with guidelines for basic non-operative treatment of common fractures and to enable them to recognise those fractures that need operative treatment in a specialist unit. The course consisted of Didactic lectures, interactive discussions and pre and post session test. The Course content was:
By the end of the course participants are able to:
The course faculty was led by Mr Steve Hodgson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and he was joined by Consultant Hand Surgeon Mr Jonathan Jones and Physiotherapist Pascalle Smith. They were joined by Abdulai Jalloh, Sierra Leonean Reconstructive Surgeon trainee who is currently in his final year of training at Korle-Bu in Accra.
Over the three days the course was attended by over 100 health care clinicians. Each participant received a certificate and were asked to give their personal views of the training through an evaluation form. Feedback was excellent and the participants expressed interest for future training.