Clinical Practice course for poor environments – 18 – 20 July 2018


Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th July 2018
Sandford Education Centre, Cheltenham General Hospital,  Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7PX

This intensive course is for doctors, nurses, midwives and medical professionals who are considering work overseas in a developing country

We aim to cover the following topics (subject to speaker availability):

  • Personal Preparation
  • Ethical issues with working in developing countries
  • Trauma/immediate care/Fracture management
  • Hands-on workshops: Airway; cut-down/central venous/intra-osseous access; chest drain; plastering
  • Malaria
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Malnutrition
  • TB, leprosy
  • Reproductive health and illness
  • Obstetrics and emergencies, Caesarean section, Ventouse delivery, The Kiwi cup
  • Basic dentistry
  • Eye problems
  • Dermatology
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Ebola

Included: Lunch on all three days and a meal at a local restaurant  on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 20.00 hrs

Delegate fee: £400

For further information or to reserve a place please contact Mrs Alex Townsend, Secretary to Mr Mark Whyman, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cheltenham General Hospital, Sandford Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 7AN Tel: 0300 422 4391 or email