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ECPs and Ultrasound In Uganda

By: Michael Schick DO, MA, Director of Ultrasound ​ Each year I travel to Uganda to teach point-of-care ultrasound to training and graduated Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) in Uganda.  As the co-director of ultrasound for Global Emergency Care with my colleague…

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Sedation and Trauma Simulation

By: Hans Hurt, MD, GECC Volunteer Physician Simulation has been a great addition to the standard lecture format of teaching the Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs), and has provided an opportunity to observe the wide skill set they have developed. There…

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Education that saves lives

By: Rashidah Nambaziira, GECC Program Coordinator - Masaka "The ECPs have proved that training non-physician clinicians in Emergency Medicine can go a long way in improving management of critical patient care within an existing low resource system." GECC started training…

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A Team Comes Together

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…

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ECP Educational Outreach In Ibanda

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…

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