Work in Progress: Point-of-care ultrasound education in low-resource settings: expansion of curriculum for trainees and generalists at two teaching hospitals in Kenya and impact Assessment

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Work in Progress: Point-of-care ultrasound education in low-resource settings: expansion of curriculum for trainees and generalists at two teaching hospitals in Kenya and impact Assessment

May 22, 2025 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Point-of-care ultrasound education in low-resource settings: expansion of curriculum for trainees and generalists at two teaching hospitals in Kenya and impact assessment

Nicholas DesLauriers, MD & Ruth Deya, MD, Department of Medicine and Global Health

Collaborator(s)

Dr. Daniel Ojuka, Department of Surgery, Kenyatta National Hospital 
Douglas Bosibori, Director of Education, Naivasha Sub-County Referral Hospital 
Dr. Carey Farquhar, Department of Global Health, University of Washington 
Dr. Sara Nikravan, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington 

Abstract: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be a highly versatile and impactful tool in low-resource settings given that it improves diagnostic accuracy, outcomes for bedside procedures, and is relatively affordable. Despite growing availability, POCUS is not commonly used in many low- and middle-income countries. This is true in Kenya, where baseline surveys conducted at Naivasha Sub-County Referral Hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital have demonstrated that trainee and generalist clinicians at these facilities have limited prior POCUS training, although there is great interest in expanding POCUS curriculum and a belief that it would improve patient care. Our multi-institutional team of clinician educators propose to pilot a POCUS curriculum at these teaching hospitals followed by measurement of curriculum impact. Our aim is to strengthen POCUS training at teaching hospitals in Kenya while building global collaboration in medical education. 

Details

Date:
May 22, 2025
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue

Online Event: Zoom
WA United States

Organizer

UW Medicine | CLIME
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