In a world of global cooperation, the opportunity to learn from the best in any field is no longer limited to geography. Israel has known this for a while, and as one of the very best in the field of trauma medical care, the Jewish state has been sharing that knowledge with the world for more than a decade. In a two-week Trauma Medicine Course hosted by Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel recently brought 26 medical professionals from places as diverse as Vietnam, Kenya and Latin America to learn from some of the best.
“We have taken our vast experience treating victims of war, terror and accidents, and are sharing it to benefit medical systems around the world. Medicine is an international language that we are using here at Rambam to help save lives around the world,” Gila Hymes, Director of the Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency, and Mass Casualty Situations said in a press release from Rambam. The press release noted that the course, in its 13th year, uses simulations, lectures, tours and more to “give participants the tools to develop systems capable of dealing with multiple-casualty events in their home countries.”
Not only were 20 nations represented in the latest edition of the course, but some of them were high-profile in their fields: the director of the Office for Emergency Medical Systems in Thailand and the president of the Vietnamese Nurses and Operating Room Nurses Associations were examples of such attendees. The course is done in cooperation with MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.
And while one of Israel’s top hospitals is working to share medical knowledge with the world to use at home, Israel regularly sends teams to the far reaches of the globe to assist in mass casualty tragedies. So if medicine is a language understood around the planet, Israel is one of the best translators.
(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, June 5, 2016)