Enable medical practitioners in resource-constrained areas to maintain competence and improve patient care by providing access to cutting-edge medical literature.
Physicians, physicians-in-training, midwives, nurses, prehospital providers, and community health practitioners in resource constrained areas.
CMES is an initiative of Techies without Borders, a global nonprofit focused on harnessing technology for social development. CMES aims to address the difficulty in accessing CME content for medical practitioners in resource constrained areas of the world, a critical problem in the public health.
Since its inception in January 2016, the CMES team has distributed over 80 CMES thumb drives to medical doctors in more than 20 rural and remote locations in Nepal. The CMES-Pi was introduced in June 2017, and is now installed and used at five rural health care centers in Nepal. Currently, the team is on-track to deploy CMES thumb drives and CMES-Pi solutions in clinics in Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Data is regularly collected for impact assessment and the CMES solutions in Spanish are coming soon.
Dr. Manoj Thomas visited Timmy Global Healths partner Asociacion Pop Wuj Clinic in Xela, Guatemala this past March. Asociacion Pop Wuj is a collectively owned, non-profit, Spanish language school that promotes community development through a variety of programs including a daycare center, construction of safe stoves, reforestation and ecological education, a student scholarship program, and a comprehensive health and nutrition program.
Jessica Mason MD and Wendy Chan MD discuss the history and present methods of triage in the May EM:RAP podcast of Annals of Emergency Medicine: Emergency Severity Index. How do you risk stratify in your emergency department? Do you use a three-step system of emergent, urgent or non-urgent? Or the five-step triage protocol with ESI 1 indicating a critical patient
Meet Dr. Dare Ogunlusi from Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. He is an attending in the Department of Accident and Emergency. He is the newest recipient and participant in CMES. Techies Without Borders (TWB) was referred to Dr. Dare by his friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Charles from Victoria Hospital in St. Lucia. TWB mailed a thumb drive to
According to an EMRAP article, orogastric lavage was considered a standard procedure. It has never been proven to be of benefit. There are no recent studies. Although it was thought that removing the gastric contents might decrease the severity of the overdose, this is probably not the case. Why? Listen to the podcast or read the bullet points of the
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