Belize City, Belize – University of Belize
Volunteers will work to increase the number of highly-skilled, safe, and effective nurse anesthetists in Belize by January 2015 through development and implementation of a formal 2-year, full-time bachelor's of nurse anesthesia program. Other goals of the program include preparing a future educational pathway for students to progress to a master's degree and working to prepare current Belizean nurse anesthetists to serve as future educators. Volunteers from all expertise are needed to provide both didactic and clinical instruction. Clinical faculty volunteers must hold a current license to provide anesthesia and those providing only didactic instruction may be considered without an active license. Volunteer assignments are two to four weeks in length with four weeks preferred.
Thimphu, Bhutan - National Referral Hospital
Volunteers provide continuing education to the current anesthesia providers (anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists) through lectures, presentations, and hands-on instruction. All areas of anesthesia training are needed. The continuing education focuses on the clinical application of concepts and the preparation of the anesthesia providers to become educators so they can teach in the student nurse anesthesia program. This includes providing presentations to the anesthesia department on clinical teaching, precepting, presentation development, exam construction, and evaluation. Volunteers must be active or retired CRNAs, hold a current license to provide anesthesia in the US or Canada and have several years of experience. Teaching experiences is preferred. Volunteer assignments are a complete month.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC)
Volunteers are needed to provide lectures and training to the anesthesia providers at AHC in the following (but not limited to) areas: respiratory physiology, renal and hepatic physiology, clinical decision-making, cardiovascular physiology, anesthesia indications, and case management skills. Volunteers are required to have experience in pediatric anesthesia and must be comfortable with lecturing to groups. Volunteers must be active or retired CRNA's, hold a current license to provide anesthesia and have several years of experience. Assignments are a minimum of two weeks in length.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Addis Ababa University
Volunteers will work with current CRNAs and Anesthesia School instructors at Addis Ababa University to provide master's level training to an initial group of ten masters of nurse anesthesia students and participate in the development and updating of the curriculum recognized by the MOH. Most of the volunteer's time will be spent supervising and training in the OR with some time also spent providing lectures laid out in the curriculum. Final year residents and fellows may be considered for an assignment. This program will recruit both CRNAs and MDs. Volunteers will be sent in pairs of two and assignments are divided in either two or four week blocks each month.