The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to enhance the capacity and quality of intensive care in order to prepare and response to global pandemics. This need is essential in restricted-resource countries like Vietnam, especially in the settings lacking in human resources, equipment and where the number of patients overwhelmed the capacity of health care system. In order to deal with upcoming pandemics, an integrated and collaborative solution with a focus on education and development of professional network and enhancement of the clinical practices for local health care staff is needed.
With this in mind, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), in partnership with Dragon Capital Group, have built up an Intensive Care Development Programme running over two years, 2022-2024, to support the intensive care unit staff training and strengthen intensive care networks across Vietnam and with international partners. As part of the programme, OUCRU cooperated with Center for Health Professionals Training (CHPT) of University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) to organize series of basic mechanical ventilator courses, for both doctors and nurses. Participants have been doctors and nurses working in ICU and emergency departments across the city. Those who fully attended this training course and passed the post test will be awarded the continuing medical education certificate of UMP.
The first basic ventilation course for doctors at UMP on May 18th -20th, 2022
The second basic ventilation course for doctors at UMP on June 1st -3rd, 2022
The third basic ventilation course for nurses at UMP on June 15th -17th, 2022
The ventilation course for doctors of Hospital for Tropical Diseases on August 17th – 19th, 2022