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. Sanjaya Karki at Mediciti Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal, has been using the CMES thumb drive since 2016. He is a regular reader of this blog and uses the EMRAP cme to prepare lectures along with keeping his knowledge up-to-date. Dr. Karki is the Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Services at Mediciti. He did his MBBS and European official
Fluid resuscitation, including type and amount, has been scrutinized for prehospital care of trauma patients. This recent multi-center study demonstrated remarkable results. The abstract is reproduced from the NEJM website: The New England Journal of Medicine Abstract BACKGROUND After a person has been injured, prehospital administration of plasma in addition to the initiation of standard resuscitation procedures in the prehospital
Dr. Samrat graduated from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow and earned his post-graduate degree in General Practice and Emergency Medicine from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. After working in Patan Academy of Health Science and Kathmandu Model Hospital, he joined CIWEC Clinic and Hospital in Kathmandu a few years ago. CIWEC is a travel medicine
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.
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