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SANA’s Team Returns to Jabal Al Biddawi 28 Nov 2017
2017-11-28
SANA’s team returned Jabal Al Biddawi on a medical and

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SANA’s Team Returns to Jabal Al Biddawi 28 Nov 2017
SANA’s Team in Jabal Al Biddawi 17 Oct 2017
2017-10-17
SANA’s team carried out the first medical and educational mission

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SANA’s Team in Jabal Al Biddawi 17 Oct 2017
SANA’s Team Back at Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 10 Oct 2017
2017-10-10
SANA’s team returned to Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital in Tripoli

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SANA’s Team Back at Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 10 Oct 2017

SANA and Hopital Aboujaoude Commence the First Resident Training Course in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound, in Cooperation with ISUOG, 29 April 2017

It is with much excitement that today, SANA and Hopital Aboujaoude commenced the first Resident Training Course in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound in cooperation with ISUOG, and structured in accordance with ISUOG Basic Training Guidelines (BT). This is the first such endeavor in Lebanon and shall hopefully pave the way to a National Standardized Curriculum in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Training for our residents here in Lebanon.

 

This has been the result of rigorous work and planning over the past 10 months between our Lebanon team and ISUOG. We have 10 junior residents, all in their first 2 years of residency, from both Ob/Gyn and Radiology residency programs at the Lebanese University and the University of Balamand, who have been selected for our “pilot” course.

 

Over the course of 2017, there shall be monthly sessions of didactic as well as simulation-based training with the core faculty: Drs. Aboujaoude, Abu-Rustum, Daou and Helou. The residents have an intensive course planned with both a theoretical and a practical component. There shall be online learning, log book up-keep and hands-on training with strict adherence to pre-set metrics to ensure competency requirements of the submitted images. Upon successful completion of all requirements, the residents shall receive certification.

 

The day started with a welcome by Dr. Aboujaoude. Then Dr. Abu-Rustum introduced ISUOG BT and the details of the course. The residents each received a comprehensive manual for the course. There was a demonstration on the SonoSim simulator and a schedule was formulated for the residents to spend time on the simulator.

 

Subsequently, the trainees filled a pre-course survey and quiz. Then, 4 videos of ISUOG BT lectures were shown and discussed given by Drs. Bilardo, Eggebo, Papageorghiou and Tabor.

 

Indeed, it was a most stimulating session and so well received by the trainees. The future is most exciting!

 

SANA wishes to thank Hopital Aboujaoude for always giving the green light to any new project, our trainees for believing in this endeavor, and last but not least ISUOG for the leadership and futuristic vision and for always being an endless source of inspiration…

 

SANA Returns to Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital 25 April 2017

SANA returned to Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital in Tripoli today for a medical educational mission with SANA’s trainee, Midwife Nariman, who is also the obstetrical charge nurse at the hospital.

 

 

The team arrived to a packed clinic that was superbly organized by Midwife Nariman. The patients patiently waited their turn to be seen, some of whom were there for 5 hours. SANA provided comprehensive obstetrical care to the patients and all patients were scanned by Midwife Nariman under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum. Nariman skillfully scanned the patients in accordance with the 6-step approach. All patients today were between their 4th to 8th months of pregnancy. They ranged in age between 18 and 43 years. Many were on their first pregnancy and several were advanced maternal age mothers with complex past obstetrical histories. Followups were arranged for them as indicated.

 

 

SANA thanks Mr. Dory Mansour and Levant Alie Houses SAL for providing all nutritional supplements today.

 

 

At the end of a most rewarding day, the team headed back home and plans were made for the next visit to the ONGH.

 

SANA Returns to Abu-Samra with Medecins Sans Frontieres 18 April 2017

SANA returned to Dar AL Zahra’ in Abu-Samra today for a medical/educational mission with Medecins Sans Frontieres. Accompanying SANA was trainee Nada Al Ghoul, a 4th year midwifery student at the Lebanese University.

 

It was another intense day for SANA’s team as they provided comprehensive prenatal care to a multitude of patients ranging in age between 17 and 48 years. SANA carried out full assessments on the patients and they were all scanned by trainee Nada under the guidance of SANA’s Reem S. Abu-Rustum in accordance with the 6-Step Approach. This was Nada’s first experience carrying out scans on patients as she had only worked on the simulator before. She demonstrated excellent recognition of fetal anatomy and key anatomic landmarks, placed the calipers perfectly and her biggest challenge was obtaining the plane of the BPD.  SANA redated 36% of the patients seen.

 

MSF’s midwife Louiis never left SANA’s team and she provided all needed medications and followups for the patients.

 

At the end of another rewarding day, the team headed back home and plans were made for the next visit with MSF…