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Pediatric Emergency POCUS Course 2024

A blended learning course in point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in September 2024 - April 2025, Kumasi, Ghana 


Following the success of our POCUS courses for general practice, delivered in Ho, Ghana, since 2021, we are now inviting applications for a new course, specifically aimed at pediatric emergency care.

 

This course will be delivered by Worldwide Radiology, in collaboration with Academics from the Ultrasound Department of The School of Health and Society of the University of Salford, UK. It will be hosted by the Pediatric Emergency Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, and the sonography department at KNUST.

Participants will be associate students at the University of Salford, using their e-learning platform.

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Course Overview

The course is aimed at those who are new to POCUS or have minimal experience. We will provide a range of knowledge and skills, including: principles of good practice, physics and equipment, E-FAST, chest (lung/subxiphoid heart), fluid status, acute abdomen, neonatal brain emergencies, joint effusions and US guided vascular access. Full details of the learning objectives are available on request.

The course combines online pre-course learning, with two blocks of hands on teaching and ongoing remote supervision in between on-site teaching blocks. It will be delivered by a team of expert sonographers, radiologists and physicians from both Ghana and the UK, with a hands-on teaching ratio of 1 instructor to 3 participants. 

Following successful completion of clinical OSCE assessments, a case presentation and online supervision attendance, a certificate of completion will be issued by WWR and University of Salford (non-credit bearing). We are unable to provide certification if assessments are not passed, but do offer support for participants to continue practice and resit assessments after the end of the course.

Course Duration

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*Successful completion of the online learning is REQUIRED to attend face to face teaching

Person Specification

All applicants should be medically qualified with at least 2 years of clinical experience. Prioritisation will be given to doctors who provide pediatric care in public services. 


To support learning, two or more applicants from the same hospital are preferred. Applicants should have full access to an ultrasound machine in their place of work to enable regular practice.


International applicants should be working in, or have upcoming plans in place to work in, a resource limited setting. 
 
Due to the intensive nature of the practical hands on training, participants are advised to schedule full time attendance for Block 1 which will be 5.5 days and 8 days for block 2. 

Course Fee

Course Fee: GhC 6500 

If accepted to the course: GhC 3500  payment to the WWR UK bank account will be required no later than 2 weeks before the start of the online course (26 August 2024). This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE once the online learning module has started. The remainder of the course fee is due on arrival in Kumasi. 
 

Lunch will be provided, but accommodation is not included. Our course fees are subsidised by Worldwide Radiology sponsors and donors with all teaching provided by expert volunteers.
 

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Course Leads

Dr Liz Joekes

Worldwide Radiology Director

Radiologist with special interest in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Liverpool University Hospitals, UK

Dr Justice Sylverken

Pediatric Emergency Specialist

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi

Dr Ato Quansah

Radiologist

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi

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Applications Open:
Paediatric Emergency POCUS Course Application Form 2024

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