Caring in Crisis: Teaching Emergency Care Skills

$1,341
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Project ends on December 31, at 11:59 PM PST
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Caring in Crisis: Teaching Emergency Care Skills

Help us save lives by delivering emergency care training to healthcare providers in low-resource settings.

 

Over 90% of deaths globally are due to an emergency condition.

An estimated 54% of deaths in low- and middle- income countries could be addressed with a strong pre-hospital and emergency care system. But many people in these countries do not have access to high-quality emergency medical care, largely because workers in healthcare facilities often lack training in the management of emergency conditions.

Effective ways to prioritize and treat emergencies have been developed in the past 40 years, but this training has not yet reached many parts of the world. Sadly, many people die unnecessarily not  just because of a lack of resources, but because of a lack of emergency care skills.

But research shows that, even in low-resource settings, just teaching providers basic life-saving skills and how to organize the healthcare environment can decrease unnecessary deaths by 50 percent!

In order to address this issue, we have been helping in the World Health Organization's efforts to develop a Basic Emergency Care Course. We would like to roll out this training for free, starting at two sites in Tanzania, and we need your help!

We are determined to drastically reduce the rate of unnecessary deaths due to a lack of emergency care training. By not only training providers but also teaching them to train others, we hope to amplify the message throughout the country. Your donation will make a difference by providing training to healthcare workers in Tanzania through the WHO Basic Emergency Care Course.

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$20

One BEC Manual

With a $20 donation, one BEC manual can be printed and bound so that the provider can make notes, learn, and keep the information to reference in the patient care area if needed.

$55

Instructor for a day

The local doctors and nurses that teach this course have to take time away from their jobs and so don't get paid. By paying them a small stipend, we allow them to share their passion for emergency care with others while still being able to provide for their families. $55 will allow one instructor to teach for one day.

$110

Train the trainers

The local doctors and nurses that teach this course have to take time away from their jobs and so don't get paid. In order to make this project more sustainable, we want to teach more people to be instructors for this course so that they can keep this up after we leave. $110 will pay for one instructor to attend this 2-day training of trainers course.

$200

A place to learn

In order to hold the course and have enough space to practice skills, we have to rent a site large enough to accommodate each class. $200 will rent the space for one day.

$320

Books for everyone!

$320 will allow us to print books for the one course as well as the instructors' manuals

$1,500

Keep 'em learning!

The local doctors and nurses that participate in this course have to take time away from their jobs and so don't get paid. By paying them a small stipend, we allow them to complete the full course while still being able to provide for their families. $1,500 will cover stipends for the participants for one course for the week.

$5,000

Emergency Care Angel

Your donation will cover all expenses for the instructors to be trained as well as teach for the week. Your generosity has the potential to impact hundreds of future trainees and thousands of future patients. You are truly a life-saver!