3rd Annual International Humanitarian Aid Skills Course

This CME workshop will help prepare the International Humanitarian Aid Volunteer to function in a low resource setting for treatment of common surgical problems. This 1 ½ day course will provide an overview of the scope of conditions that one might encounter in resource limited environments. Through a variety of techniques including skill stations and simulation, participants will familiarize themselves with several relevant procedures, as well as the essential elements of surgical safety, ethics, and cultural considerations in such settings.  http://cme.stanford.edu/humanitarian/

Specific skill areas that will be taught are:

  • Orthopedic dislocations and fracture management with traction pins and external fixation
  • Cesarean sections
  • Post partum hemorrhage
  • Burn management and hand cutting of skin grafts
  • Burr holes
  • Hysterectomy
  • Uterine evacuations
  • Tendon repairs
  • Tropical medicine for surgical diseases
  • Low resource anesthetic techniques

Stanford Humanitarian Surgery 2015 Brochure