The Ministry of Health, Uganda in Collaboration With the Infectious Diseases Institute Conducting Emergency Care Trainings Across the Country
The Ministry of Health, Uganda through the department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with support from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) are conducting emergency care trainings across all Regional Referral Hospitals, General Hospitals (Government and PNFP) and high volume Health Centre IVs. The training targets health workers in Emergency Departments (Casualty) and Out-Patient Departments.
Participants will be given knowledge and skills in key emergency care principles with emphasis on early recognition of emergencies through a standardized Triage system, basic resuscitation, and timely appropriate referrals. The facilities will also be provided with Triage kits and Triage charts.
This is being done to improve care and outcomes for patients presenting with emergencies such as COVID-19, trauma, maternal and child, and others.
The training which started on 26th July 2021 will be attended by a total of 566 Healthcare workers from 221 health facilities across the country.