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Background: 

Patients with acute cardiac emergencies in Sudan present to Emergency rooms which are staffed by junior physicians; who are undertrained, under-supervised, and work under exceptionally harsh conditions. A common recurrent scenario is that of a patient who presents with an acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction that is diagnosed by an ECG and treated with a life-saving medication – Streptokinase – which are both available to the junior physician. However, due to a lack of ECG interpretation skills, the junior physician does not administer the treatment in a timely manner resulting in patient death (either acutely or in the form of a shortened lifespan). 

Objective

Train Frontline physicians to:

  1. Diagnose and treat Acute Cardiac Emergencies
    1. Maximally utilize limited available resources
    2. Reduce Cost of Care
    3. Potentially Save Lives
  2. Improve ECG Interpretation Skills
  3. Improve Presentation Skills

Topics:

  • STEMI – Diagnosis
  • STEMI – Management
  • ECG problems – focus on ST changes
  • NSTEMI diagnosis & risk stratification
  • NSTE ACS management
  • Tachycardias
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Atrial Flutter- Atrial Fibrillation
  • Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • Aortic Dissection
  •  Cardiac Tamponade
  • Mechanical Complications of Acute MI
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Cardiology Problems

Duration:

#FrontlineECHO started on August 14th, 2021 as weekly sessions. Sessions were interrupted from October 30th, 2021 to January 1st, 2022 due to a national internet outage. Sessions resumed on January 8th, 2022 to February 12th, 2022

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DIRECTOR

Salaheldin Abusin

CHICAGO, IL, USA

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

BIBIANA CUJEC

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA

ELSADIG ASKAR

KHARTOUM, SUDAN

HANIN OSAMA

KHARTOUM, SUDAN

HATIM KHEIRALLAH

RIYADH, KSA

HATIM YAGOUB

KERRY, IRELAND

OMER HASHIM

RIYADH, KSA

TALAL IBRAHIM

DUBLIN, IRELAND

YAGOUB MARZOOG

RIYADH, KSA

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