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.
Ruxandra summed up her CMES experiences by declaring, “When it comes to CMES work, we suffer together when something goes wrong and we share the happiness when the apps are finally up and running.” Ruxandra describes her contribution to CMES. “To summarize what I usually do for the project, I will say that I do all the tedious work both
Infection is the leading cause of tympanic membrane perforation (TMP). As practitioners decrease the use of antibiotics for acute OM, the question arises…will there be an increase in TMP? Take a few minutes to read the bullet points or listen to the March EMRAP podcast: Perforated Eardrum by Rob Orman MD and Clay Finley MD. How would you answer these questions?
Last year a CMES-Pi device was installed in the remote Khumbu Region in northeast Nepal. Dr. Mingma and Dr. Kami have been avid users. Dr. Manoj followed up this month with the Kunde Hospital team and here is what Dr. Kami had to say: “Thank you so much again for the CMES-Pi, I can now download on my Apple iPad.
If you look at the statistics in the USA most myocardial infarction patients survive with a 3-6% mortality rate, but the ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and cardiogenic shock patients have an uphill battle no matter where they present. Dr. Greg Adaka offers 5 bullet points, less than a minute to read, on the February EMRAP pdf called: Cardiogenic Shock
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