SAEMF works in education for the emergency medicine community through workshops, seminars, and/or on the job training. The education is centered on results of new research; content requested by local medical professionals; and the material required for the accreditation of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), or similar courses for emergency medicine. SAEMF may also provide scholarships for medical professionals to attend an established course that meets the same criteria from an outside organization.
Past Teaching Projects
83 teacher-weeks of bedside education in public hospitals by SAEMF emergency medicine providers during 2010.
Level 1 and 2 Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course: Certified 48 African health care professionals during a three-day long course. Cape Town, South Africa. November 2009.
Dr Richards teaching one of the Emergency Medicine Registrars basic echocardiographic techniques on an ultrasound temporarily donated to GF Jooste.
Active Teaching Projects
Curriculum Development within the Walter Sisulu University School of Medicine. Development of an Emergency Medicine Curriculum.
HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, and treatment classes for front line providers in the Eastern Cape.
Overflowing used needle container at GF Jooste. HIV prevalence in this area is around 30% and government service cuts have led to this and other patient and staff safety issues.
Over 100 teacher-weeks of bedside education in public hospitals by SAEMF emergency medicine providers during 2011.
Level 1 and 2 Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course: Will certify 48 African health care professionals during a three-day long course. Cape Town, South Africa. November 2011.
Patients sleeping on the floor in the Emergency Department waiting for beds in the hospital. Waits of several days are not uncommon.