Royal Perth Hospital staff take new anaesthetic techniques to Ethiopia

06 Mar 2014
Six staff from Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) took their experience and knowledge to Ethiopia to teach regional anaesthesia and acute pain management to medical physicians in the Addis Ababa area.

The workshop, coordinated by Professor Krishna Boddu, taught new techniques and introduced new equipment to local clinicians.

“The course allowed Ethiopian medical professionals to gain experience with ultra sound machines that are not readily available to them,” Professor Boddu said. “The workshops provide an opportunity for medical staff in Ethiopia to learn useful skills that they can build upon throughout their careers.”

RPH staff worked alongside staff from the Black Lion Hospital and worked collaboratively to educate participants in how to safely and effectively perform a nerve block.

The workshop combined lectures, scanning demonstrations and simulation cadaveric teaching to enhance learning. For many participants, the workshop was the first time they were exposed to complex multimedia presentations and human and animal demonstrations.

Professor Boddu was accompanied by Anaesthesia Consultants Dr Matthew Haggett, Dr Christine Grobler and Dr Adriano Calzolari. Also joining them for the workshop was Regional Nurse, Kazuko Rollerson and Resident Medical Officer, Dr Shani Macaulay.

This article was reported in HealthPoint