STRENGTHENING HEALTH-SYSTEMS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS; TRAINING FOR LAMU COUNTY EMERGENCY AND REFERRAL UNIT

The Lamu County Government has started providing induction training to the twelve newly deployed medical professionals who will work at the Lamu County Emergency and Referral Unit.

During the training at the KMTC hall in Mokowe, the director of health services, Dr. Abubakar Baasba, stated that the program is created to provide existing health care workers with the necessary knowledge and basis to appropriately prioritize the calls for emergency and response.

“The aim of this program is to train medical officers to better manage the initial triage and stabilization of patients with a wide variety of medical, and traumatic conditions at all times of day and night, provide supervision and direction for Emergency Medical Services and to coordinate emergency response,” said Dr Baasba

The healthcare providers who included Nurses, Doctors and Clinical Officers received training support from the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation. Every participant’s unique tasks and responsibilities in managing an emergency are covered in detail throughout the course.

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