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US registrars step in

Tevita Vuibau
Saturday, September 29, 2012

A JOINT project between the University of Texas, the Fiji National University and the Ministry of Health will see healthcare in emergency centres improved in order to save more lives.

University of Texas Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Dr Rohith Malya said a network of consultants and registrars from the US would be in Fiji over the next year to revolutionise emergency care. This is all being done as part of attempts to prepare physicians in emergency rooms to administer the drug Alteplase to heart attack victims.

He said FNU's postgraduate diploma in emergency care was aiming to change emergency medical services so that doctor in emergency rooms around the country became experts at first port of call care.

"And in order to help move that forward we are getting American registrars into the program to rotate side by side with Fijian registrars and that will raise the level of training higher and we have Emergency Medical consultants coming from Australia also," he said.

Director of the Fiji National University Emergency Medicine Residency Program Professor Craig Adams said FNU's Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medicine program was working to improve emergency health care in the country.





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