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.
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
My experience with leeches is limited to a profound fear while hiking during the Nepal monsoon season where the rainforest leeches drop from the vegetation and make you their personal smorgasbord. Have you ever used a leech medically to reduce swelling and vascular congestion? How do you remove leeches? How do you treat the wounds? Leave a comment and share
Blunt neck trauma can be an airway nightmare. Listen to the podcast or catch the bullet points about workup and treatment from the May 2018 EMRAP article by Mel Herbert MD and Billy Mallon MD called Blunt Neck Trauma. Who Knew? A giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. It spreads its front legs or kneels to reach
Dr. Lisa Charles at Victoria Hospital in St. Lucia runs a tight ship on this Caribbean island. Emergency Medicine trained, she embraces continuing medical education (cme) as a means to keep her staff up-to-date. The staff at Victoria Hospital received thumb drives this past February and are putting them to good use. Several years ago she wrote a procedures manual
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