GECC improves access to quality, sustainable emergency care in resource-limited settings

Seven Years of Progress

Dec

12

2014

Written by: Dr. Heather Hammerstedt, Executive Director One brisk “ring” and then silence. I jolt from a deep, and too short, sleep into the darkness of the Nyakibale guest house in rural Uganda. Confused at first, I listen to the drops of rain on the metal roof vibrate before I realize that my mobile...

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A Team Comes Together

Nov

25

2014

Written by Caleb Dresser, GECC Program Director It’s been ten months since the Junior Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) started their training. They’ve sat through hundreds of hours of lectures, taken four tests and countless quizzes, and worked a full-time schedule in the Emergency Department...

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Emergency Care: Growing the Dream in Uganda

Nov

21

2014

John Bosco, one of the original ECPs from Nyakibale Hospital, has started his own blog about emergency care in Uganda, entilted: Emergency Care: Growing the Dream in Uganda. Strong work, JB. GECC is proud of your leadership and initiative. Keep up the great work. Subscribe to it HERE Share this: Share Facebook Email Twitter LinkedIn Google Tumblr StumbleUpon Reddit

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ECP Educational Outreach in Ibanda

Nov

3

2014

Written by: Caleb Dresser, Uganda Program Director In addition to their clinical role in the Emergency Department, GECC’s Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) are dedicated educators. This week, two of our Qualified ECPs, Birungi Alfunsi and John Bosco, put their teaching skills to work as instructors...

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A Light Solution

Oct

27

2014

Written by Kevin Fischer,  GECC Research Associate The power goes out and the Emergency Department freezes. No one moves. JB, who is in the middle of suturing a scalp laceration, has to wait patiently for the generator to kick in and the lights to come back on. When the light returns, he has to lean...

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Challenges of Emergency Care in a Low-Resource Setting

Oct

22

2014

Written by: Amy Walsh, MD, GECC Volunteer Physician One of the great privileges and challenges of providing emergency care is the need to be prepared to provide life-saving and disability preventing procedures at a moment’s notice. This can be especially challenging when the condition is rare. Some...

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Education and Empowerment in the Fight against Ebola

Oct

8

2014

Written by: Dr. Stacey Chamberlain, GECC Vice-President and Co-founder Ebola has been all over the news. While the epidemic rages on in West Africa, those of us elsewhere in the world have been talking about how to prepare ourselves to prevent spread of this deadly disease. Nowhere is this more important...

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The Power of Patient Care

Sep

29

2014

Written by: Kevin Fisher, GECC Research Assistant Global Emergency Care Collaborative is an organization that thrives on teaching, learning, and most of all, working together to mobilize limited resources into the best medical care possible. The Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) are highly trained...

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Your Donations In Action

Sep

16

2014

GECC’s Emergency Care Practitioners send a huge thank-you to the Bancroft School in Worcester, Massachusetts for donating computers to support GECC’s educational work. New iMac in ED Here Jovita, JB, Irene, and the Program Director, Caleb, review a slideshow on shortness of breath in emergency...

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Back from the Brink: Emergency Care Is a Necessary Link in the Malaria Chain of Survival

Jul

11

2014

Written by: Caleb Dresser, Uganda Program Director Precious was sick; she was too weak to hold her head up, too tired to cry as her father carried her into the Emergency Department. Her two and a half year-old body lay motionless on the stretcher, her skin unnaturally pale. Precious and her parents had...

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