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.
Continuing Medical Education on Stick (CMES) refers to Continuing Medical Education (CME) which are educational activities that help medical practitioners maintain competence, learn about new and developing areas of their field and improve patient care. CME development and utilization faces challenges worldwide because resources are limited and infrastructure for the delivery of healthcare and information is fragile. Based on interviews with medical practitioners the main challenge to CME utilization in resource-challenged countries is: lack of funds to travel to conferences or buy cme programs; lack of local CME credits for continued licensing: and lack of mentors to inspire continuing medical education after graduation.This results in localized medical practices with great disparities between urban and rural areas. Overcoming these obstacles requires novel approaches to delivery beyond printed and digital mediums, human agency and off-site training.
We developed CME on a Stick (CMES) which is an auto-running USB drive with CME content and OS-like functionality and CMES-Pi which is a Raspberry-Pi unit enabling CME access via our smart phone iOs or Android apps. Medical practitioners, including community health providers, nurses, midwives, medical students, mid-level providers and physicians in both urban and rural areas utilize CMES to access free educational content and materials.
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The EM:RAP July Introduction by Stuart Swadron MD and Jan Shoenberger MD talks about a case that will blow you away…pneumomediastinum presentation and causes. Can you answer these questions: Can pnuemomediastinum occur after forceful expiration? Can ECG findings be distorted due to the presence of subcutaneous air? You will, once you listen to the MP3 file or read the PDF
Dr. Manoj Thomas, TWB Co-founder and President, works at the University of Sydney Business School. He is in the perfect location to expand CMES and CMES-Pi in the Oceania Region this fall. Presently the CMES Project is in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Somoa, Tonga and Cook Islands. The doctors and nurses are sharing a limited number of thumb drives. More
Meet Dr. Vera Sistenich, an Emergency Medicine physician from Sydney, Australia. Dr. Vera is the Project Leader for HandsUp Congo, an Australian nonprofit, “Building a Healthy Congo” Project. In collaboration with local partners and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government they are committed to bring Emergency Medicine training and integration to the DRC healthcare system. This is her story on one way she
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