- Please Support APPNA Social Welfare Disaster Relief Committee 2013 Projects
- Please donate for Trauma Care Improvement Initiative
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
In the past, the Social Welfare Disaster Relief Committee has focused on relief efforts especially in Pakistan, but this year we have planned to expand our horizon and have decided to focus on health care issues and are getting involved in:
- Education/Training/Certification of Emergency/Trauma Care
- Health care initiatives with long term health benefits by improving awareness and education on Heart Diseases, Mental Health, Hepatitis C, Diabetes/Obesity.
SWDR needs your help and support for these initiatives. Please donate generously for these initiatives and make a real change in health care in Pakistan.
APPNA Trauma Care Initiative
Goal: Need your help and support to raise $100,000 to train and certify 10,000 first responders and emergency department physicians/nurses (BCLS/PTC/ATLS) to improve Trauma care in Pakistan
In Pakistan, > 2 million accidents are recorded each year leading to >50,000 deaths and > 500,000 injuries from trauma. There is also alarming increase in morbidity and mortality from non-accidental trauma and violence. Unfortunately pre-hospital trauma care providers including first responders lack any training. Situation in emergency departments is no different. Majority of health care providers lack ATLS, PTC, BCLS or ACLS certification.
Goals of the Project: Cost effective basic training (BCLA/PCT) to first responders (ambulance teams, police, volunteers, taxi drivers, teachers, paramedics etc.) to provide the initial help on the scene by individuals trained in basic principles of safe rescue, first aid and transportation. Training and certification of doctors and nurses (ATLS/PTC) working in emergency departments with recertification every 3 years. Establishment of Trauma care protocols and development of Trauma Registry to create reliable data for outcome analysis and to implement improvements in the system.
How to achieve these Goals: Will collaborate with Society of Emergency Medicine in Pakistan to provide training and education and will collaborate with NGO (including Aman and Emed) to provide personals and will collaborate with hospitals and alumni to provide local resources and equal partnership. APPNA SWDR will raise funds and will also apply for grants to help in resources.
We will train and certify >10000 individuals/year: Training will include BCLS or PTC certification for first responders and PTC/ATLS certification for health care professionals (physicians, student, trainees and nurses). Will start with hospitals in major cities including Peshawar, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Karachi but will expend initiative to throughout the country with the help of NGO, medical societies and alumni. We have negotiated cost of each trainee (BCLS/PTC) to be $10/person (2 day course requirements including stay, meal, syllabus etc.) thus cost of training/certifying 1000 individuals/center will be $10000/center/year (Rs.100,0000/year/center). We plan to raise $100,000/year and to continue this project for 3-5 years.
1. To learn more about Trauma Initiative, please visit our Trauma Care Initiative web page.
3. To donate for APPNA SWDR projects, please visit our Public Donations web page.
Social Welfare Disaster Relief Committee 2013