At this writing, a collaborative partnership has been in place for 30 months between the Boston University Medical Center, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, the Armenian Ministry of Health, and the Emergency Hospital of Yerevan, Armenia, to improve emergency and trauma care in that city.
Fifty-five individuals have traveled to and from the Emergency Hospital, the partner hospital.
The collaboration has led to the creation of the Emergency Medical Services Institute (EMSI) at Emergency Hospital, an 800-bed facility that serves as a trauma center and as base for the Yerevan ambulance system.
A curriculum (text and slides) has been developed and translated into Armenian and Russian.
To date, the Armenian EMSI has trained nearly 300 emergency medical personnel : physicians, nurses, drivers, and first responders.
The Armenian EMSI faculty have received training in directing instruction of emergency care providers.
Plans are in place to begin training in Armenian cities outside of Yerevan and in neighboring republics.
An emergency medicine residency program received ministry approval and was begun with six resident physicians in January 1995.
To date, 45 nurses have graduated from a 400-hour training program.
This partnership program chose an education initiative as the vehicle for interaction between the United States and the formerly Soviet-directed Armenian health care system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Système santé, Urgence, Arménie, Coopération internationale, Etats Unis, Europe Est, Europe, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health system, Emergency, Armenia, International cooperation, United States, Eastern Europe, Europe, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0518266
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.