“Basic Life Support (BLS) for baby, young children and adult” at Preah Kossamak Hospital

On September 23, Side by Side International (SBSI) hosted an impressive workshop, “Basic Life Support (BLS) for baby, young children and adult” at Preah Kossamak Hospital. There were 59 participants including medical doctors, nurses, interns and medical students. In this 4-hour workshop, the lectures were given by a Japanese doctor, Dr. Shogo Akabame, Japanese nurse, Ms. Shiho Miyauchi and Dr. Tunchhum Rathanak from MTI.
BLS is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. This workshop gave opportunity for the medical staff who didn’t have knowledge about BLS to learn it and other staff who had knowledge but never practiced with mannequin and AEDs to practice with the guidance from experts. We believe this will help them to conduct the BLS to the emergency patients, which will increase the possibility for them to survive. SBSI will continue those medical workshops to educate medical workers and students, in order to increase the survival rate of the victims in this country.

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Basic EKG Rhythm Interpretation

SBSI hosted a workshop, “Basic EKG Rhythm Interpretation” on 17 December 2016 at Calmette Hospital. The 4.5 hours class was given by Mr. Bud Hattaway from MTI. There were 31 participants, including 4 doctors, 18 nurses and 13 medical students from UHS and UP.
The objective of the EKG training is to help all medical workers who work in heath sectors including interns, nurses and medical doctors to expand their knowledge in reading patient’s EKG. This workshop was so impressive and extremely helpful for them for examining or making diagnose for patients who have any heart problems.
At the beginning of the workshop, Mr. Bud Hattaway taught on the general anatomy and general function of human heart, then class on reading EKG. We found out that all the participants were interested in learning EKG. Moreover, they want to continuously learn this again soon.
Overall, this workshop is very helpful to them. If they know and be able to read EKG well, they will know when any problem arises to their patients. Dear Mr. Bud and Ms. Chhel Sarim from MTI, Thank you for your warm cooperation. (by Ly Rathana, SBSI intern and a student of UHS). 

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Emergency Room at Khmer Soviet Hospital

On October 28th, Ms. Shiho Miyauchi (Japanese nurse) and I (Akiko Sasaki, SBSI) stayed overnight at ER (Emergency room) at Khmer Soviet Hospital for observation and for checking the usage of two bedside monitors, a defibrillator donataed and an ECG through SBSI. Many emergency patients arrived there through the night. The ER accept about 70 to 80 patients a day, in spite of limited resources. SBSI have been supporting the hospital since 2008, in order to increase the survival rate of those patients by providing ambulances, medical equipment and training for the medical staff.

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