Ongoing DevelopingEM Assistance

In between conferences DevelopingEM continues to support international colleagues.

And by DevelopingEM we mean you, our family, our delegates, because it is your registration charges that go towards everything that your organisation does.

After #DevEM2020 we were able to facilitate the purchase and delivery of an iSimulate device to Laura Galvis in Cali, Colombia.

As many of you will remember Laura is a PEM specialist and gave a great presentation in Colombia on The How To’s of Using Low Fidelity In Situ Simulation in Paediatric EM.

It took a while to get the device to Cali because of the pandemic but it’s now in regular use.

We thank iSimulate and our colleague Camilo Gutierrez for facilitating your donation to Laura.

Dr Asanka Migelheva and staff from National Hospital Sri Lanka receive an Oxylog 3000 ventilator and associated equipment

Since our 2016 conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, DevelopingEM has maintained a relationship with the Emergency Medicine community in Sri Lanka and played a role in the development of Emergency medicine and pre-Hospital services in the island nation. 

In 2021 DevelopingEM saved a bunch of medical equipment from being buried in an Australian landfill. With your support Sanj Fernando, our co-director, was able to recondition and transport a total of 12 ventilators and a heap of other medical equipment to Colombo.

This equipment is being distributed to large and small EDs around the country.

Some of the ventilators have in car chargers and are planned to be used to set up a critical care retrieval service between major population centers. This will hopefully facilitate the safe transfer of critically ill patients and aid in managing the demand in health services across the country.

At a tough time for Sri Lanka these devices have been gratefully received by your colleagues.

We thank you for your support as we continue to help colleagues in a small way around the globe.

Thank you DevelopingEMers!!

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