Emergency medicine is a relatively new field of practice in sub-Saharan Africa, and the first specialty training in Tanzania started in 2010. Despite this, the majority of emergency care for children is done by providers with little formal emergency medicine or pediatric emergency training. A low-fidelity, in situ simulation curriculum was held at Bugando Medical Center in Western Tanzania in 2018. There were 11 simulation cases that covered core topics in pediatric emergency care, and these were done on an ad hoc basis during available education time in a busy emergency department using available resources. These cases were well received and represent an opportunity for using external specialists to assist with provider education.
- emergency medicine
- global health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Emergency Medicine