Dr. Mould-Millman and C3 Global Trauma Network Improving Trauma Care in South AfricaOct 12, 2021
CU Anschutz News: A research-based training program for South African paramedics led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine is improving South African trauma care while also identifying innovations that U.S. military combat medics could use to treat battlefield wounds.
Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, this summer described how a South African paramedic – a participant in his innovative educational and research program in the Western Cape of South Africa – helped save a life.
“I remember one day when I was doing a site visit, I had one of the paramedics say, ‘Hey doc, you know the scenario we discussed in the module yesterday in the back of the ambulance? The same scenario we were taught happened the next morning in rush hour traffic.’”
“‘The patient was mangled,’” the paramedic continued, adding that he had applied what he had learned the previous day. “‘The things I usually did before the training program, I instantly didn’t do them anymore. I started doing all the things that we trained on the day before. I was able to apply all that knowledge and those skills right there at the patient’s side."
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