Day 4: Nearly there

As the week in Haiti starts drawing to a close, we received various comments from different members of the team…

The ride to work

The ride to work

Gitte: “A new day with lots of hands on. Very eager trainees – we could have continued doing ultrasound examinations all night. Many of the trainees today totally understood nurse Gitte’s tip: follow the highway of the fetus, that is to say, follow the spine whichever orientation is needed. Gives a quick feeling of the position of the fetus and where to make biometrics.”

Dr Antonio from MSF demonstrates his ultrasound skills

Dr Antonio from MSF demonstrates his ultrasound skills

Ellen: “the four chamber view, the “five chamber view,” the pulmonary trunk and the three vessel view. That’s it for the transverse screening of the fetal heart. There isn’t anything more to it! And the Haitian pupils did understand that thanks to Dr Fouron. Some of them succeed in a better screening than some colleagues back home!”

Dr Fouron evaluates a cardiac screening scan

Dr Fouron evaluates a cardiac screening scan

Andrea: ” I am very happy to be back here after last years experience. I think the ISUOG team can be satisfied with their previous teaching because the trainees have grown in their skills with ultrasound in OBGYN. Even the new trainees, both MDs and NMWs, show promise as they work with their well trained colleagues. Great experience which is so satisfying because this is useful for our Haitian colleagues and friends, and ultimately useful for the Haitian women.”

Enrico guides a trainee with a scan

Enrico guides a trainee with a scan

Lisbet: “I am so thankful to Bettina, Gitte and Ellen for helping correct the pre and post tests! We will graph their results and review the results tomorrow with them. It has truly been such a pleasure working with this entire international ISUOG team and of course the hard working Trainees, who have leapfrogged forward with their ultrasound skills. I feel a little like a proud parent!”

Patients wait

Patients wait

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