Creating online training for procedures in global health with PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource-Limited Settings)

Rachel S. Bensman, Tina M Slusher, Sabrina M. Butteris, Michael B Pitt

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Abstract

The authors describe a multiinstitutional collaborative project to address a gap in global health training by creating a free online platform to share a curriculum for performing procedures in resource-limited settings. This curriculum called PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource-Limited Settings) consists of peer-reviewed instructional and demonstration videos describing modifications for performing common pediatric procedures in resource-limited settings. Adaptations range from the creation of a low-cost spacer for inhaled medications to a suction chamber for continued evacuation of a chest tube. By describing the collaborative process, we provide a model for educators in other fields to collate and disseminate procedural modifications adapted for their own specialty and location, ideally expanding this crowd-sourced curriculum to reach a wide audience of trainees and providers in global health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1288
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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