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Johns Hopkins Hospital Physicians Help Improve Operative Care in Africa
Date:9/15/2009

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Patients requiring anesthesia and surgery in Africa desire and deserve the same opportunity for survival that patients in other parts of the world experience. Often it is not the expensive machines and fancy medicines that have the most impact in patient survival but rather the simple interventions such as hand washing, cleanliness, and a methodical approach which have the greatest impact in decreasing preventable death in African operating rooms. It is noteworthy that the Society of Critical Care Medicine has taken a leadership role in bringing its wealth of knowledge regarding the basic fundamentals of life-saving medical practice to the anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists who practice throughout Africa.

Through collaborative efforts with physicians from the SCCM and other academic medical institutions JHH ACCM is determined to enhance the efforts of the Kenyan hosts of the 4th All African Anaesthesia Congress and thus positively impact the care of operative patients throughout Africa. The ongoing reward of these efforts will be improved safety and a decrease in the number of preventable, surgery-related deaths.

About Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology & Critical Care (JHH ACCM):
The JHH ACCM is dedicated to quality clinical care, innovative research, and inspirational training opportunities in anesthesia, critical care medicine, and other aspects of perioperative medicine.

Contact:
John Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA
www.hopkinsmedicine.org/anesthesiology

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