The Emergency Medical Services Division (EMSD) under Department of Medical Services (DMS) has sent six nurses for two weeks training on “Trauma and Critical Care” at Khon Kaen Trauma & Critical Center in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The nurses were from JDWNRH, Gelephu CRRH, Mongar ERRH, Phuntsholing Hospital, Trongsa Hospital and Wangdue Hospital. They were trained from 24th April-5th May 2018. The Khon Kaen Trauma Center is affiliated to Khon Kaen Hospital (KKH) and is WHO Collaborating Center on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.
The objective of training was to develop the proficiency in the management of critically ill and acutely injured patients and the ability to triage patients. The contents of the training included concept of trauma & emergency administration; principle of pre-hospital; emergency care; quality improvement on trauma care system; referral system; trauma registry; rehabilitation in trauma; HEOC; practicum in ICU Trauma, ambulance station, and Trauma registry
After their return from the training, they presented about the new knowledge, skills and experience that they have gained in the course of two weeks training. Their presentation topics include Emergency Medical System (EMS) in KKH, Success Story of KKH over 20 years trauma registry system in Thailand, Organization of Nursing department, Pre Hospital Care, Trauma Fast Track, Triage system, Injury Surveillance system and Referral system Thailand. Hon’ble Director General of DMS, Chief, EMSD and officials from EMSD; HRD, HCDD, ED of JDWNRH and Bhutan Foundation attended the presentation. The Hon’ble DG congratulated them on successful completion of the training and urged them to bring small changes at their respective hospitals.
In addition to the presentation to the department and stakeholders, they will be also involved in the review and finalization of the “Guideline for Establishing Emergency Medical & Trauma Centers.”
The training is part of the ongoing project “Improving Emergency Medical Services in Bhutan,” funded by the Bhutan Foundation
Source: Ugyen Tshering, EMSD, DMS, MOH