EMUGs has a number of ongoing projects including liaison with and support of ultrasound educators in other developing world countries.
Point of care diagnostic and procedural ultrasound has massive potential benefits in these countries with poor access to other radiological modalities in many areas.
As part of the EMUGs Second Sessions on the 10th Sept we organised fundraising for one of Nepal’s leading Ultrasound educators, Dr Gentle Sunder Shrestha, Critical Care Physician, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu.
Our aim is to bring Dr Shrestha to Australia to attend an Advanced course in PoCUS so that he can bring that extra skill-set and knowledge back to those who he teaches in Kathmandu and in rural areas.
Dr Shrestha has set up Acute Care Ultrasound Nepal with his colleagues to provide not for profit ultrasound education to teach first line medical personnel throughout the country. ACUN commenced in 2013 and has 20 faculty who provide their time and skills for free for Emergency healthcare staff and those training in ICU, Anaesthetics and Rural Medicine provision.
Our major thanks to our partners AIU for offering a free place on one of their advanced courses and to ISTIH for covering the travel costs from Nepal and around Australia.
This is of considerable cost and we are proud to have such generous backing from the AIU and ISTIH in this important project.
Check out the Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine in which Dr Shrestha and Acute Care Ultrasound are part of.
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