Training courses for
DHCC has signed a Memorandum of
(MoU) with UK-based Cambridge
University Hospitals to provide pediatric
emergency training courses to medical
and healthcare professionals in the UAE.
The pediatric emergency training courses
are the first of a series of courses with Cambridge
University Hospitals planned for 2014.
Critical events in pediatrics are less frequent
than those occurring with adults,
which makes being ready to successfully
manage these events as important.
Healthcare providers will at some point be
required to manage acutely ill or injured
children, however very few of them have
the opportunity to practice the necessary
skills during medical training or practice.
Via the MoU, academics from Cambridge
University Hospitals will conduct
two different pediatric courses at DHCC’s
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation
Center (KHMSC), located within
the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic
Medical Center (MBR-AMC).
The first course, Managing Emergencies
in Pediatric Anesthesia (MEPA), aims to
give all anesthesiology trainees the opportunity
to develop management strategies
for emergencies in pediatric anesthesia.
The second course, MAnaGing Ill Children
(MAGIC), covers more common pediatric
and neonatal emergencies through
the use of high fidelity simulation.
Marwan Abedin, Chief Executive Officer,
Dubai Healthcare City commented:
“While both theoretical and practical
skills are important aspects of medical
training, training for independent decision
making especially during emergencies is as
critical yet not as common.
is rarely possible to train medical professionals
on the management of the severely
ill as not only are such patients scarce but
naturally they are even more in need of
an experienced physician. The training
becomes even more difficult when the patient
is a child.”
New ambulance simulator will help
train first esponders
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has
received an ambulance simulator from
Mediclinic Middle East (MCME). The
ambulance used for simulation is integral
to emergency response training at DHCC’s
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation
Center (KHMSC), which is the first
comprehensive simulation training facility
of its kind in the region.
The simulation sessions with the ambulance
will provide medical students and
health professionals with a realistic first responder
experience in a risk-free environment.
Trainees will be able to learn from
scenarios across a range of crisis interventions
such as cardiac arrest management, and emergencies including trauma, breathing
difficulties and obstetrics.
Commenting on the donation, Marwan
Abedin, Chief Executive Officer, DHCC,
said: We are always looking to train the
next generation of medical professionals
in near-realistic conditions and this generous
donation from Mediclinic Middle
East helps further our goal. The ability to
practise in simulated scenarios is key to developing
confidence to prepare for real-life
critical medical situations.
“The collaboration between Mediclinic
Middle East and Dubai Healthcare City
further reaffirms our strategic partnership towards
building capacity in healthcare.”
Collaboration to strengthen simulation
In January DHCC met with Dr Ralf Krage,
President of the Society in Europe for Simulation
Applied to Medicine (SESAM) a
network of simulation professionals, and
members of the ADAM Simulation Group
at the VU University Medical Centre,
Raja Al Gurg, Vice-Chairperson of
the Dubai Healthcare City Authority
(DHCA), DHCC Board members and the
management of the Khalaf Al Habtoor
Foundation met with the European delegation
and discussed the use of simulation in
medical education as well as opportunities
for collaboration and knowledge sharing.
As a result, SESAM, ADAM Simulation Group at the VU University and
Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical
Centre (MBR-AMC), the education
and research arm of DHCC, agreed to
formalise future collaborations with the
aim of strengthening the use of simulation
training in medical education.
Some of the ideas discussed and to be
explored further include integrating simulation
in the local undergraduate curricula
by partnering with UAE-based universities.
MBR-AMC is home to Khalaf
Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation
Center, the first of its kind in the UAE and
which enables training of healthcare professionals
Mediclinic City Hospital expands
to include new oncology unit
Mediclinic City Hospital, in DHCC, is
its facilities. A new North Wing
will offer, among other specialties, oncology
services such as diagnostic, medical
and radiotherapy services.
It will house
43 outpatient consultation suites, 17 day
care rooms, 12 dialysis suites, 11 dedicated
oncology beds, two theatres and a rehabilitation
centre with two fully-equipped
gymnasiums. The North Wing will also
include an expanded reference laboratory.
The new oncology unit will be built in association with Mediclinic Group’s
company in Switzerland, Hirslanden Private
David Hadley, CEO, Mediclinic Middle
East commented: “The North Wing extension
of Mediclinic City Hospital in DHCC continues
apace. Thanks to agreements now in place
with our technology partners Varian Medical
Systems International and GE Healthcare,
I am very excited by the even wider levels of
service that will be available to our patients
once the facility opens its doors in 2015.”
of upload: 09th Apr 2014