Current Environment:

The Boston Children’s Hospital Global Health Program has partnered with the International Medical Corps and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) to develop and implement a comprehensive emergency and trauma care training curriculum to hospitals, clinicians, and the Ukrainian community.

The training curriculum includes short educational videos to enable asynchronous and just-in-time learning. The video series, titled Save a Life: Ukraine Trauma Care Training Course, has been designed by experts in medicine, public health, education, and communications.

Save a Life videos are designed for laypersons and public safety professionals (healthcare workers, firefighters, emergency medical services, and law enforcement) to use in real-time or to review before use. The videos are in Ukrainian with English subtitles and aim to build sustainable local capacity by teaching or refreshing emergency care skills.

Topics include:

  1. Stop the Bleed® teaches laypeople how to stop life-threatening bleeding.
  2. Psychological First Aid guides field workers through conversations with people suffering crisis events.
  3. Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Fundamentals guide individuals through initial actions in case of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack.
  4. Prehospital Trauma Fundamentals review care fundamentals provided in the field before hospital arrival.
  5. Advanced Trauma Life Support Fundamentals guides clinicians on immediate trauma resuscitation and management.
  6. Pediatric Trauma Fundamentals guides clinicians through the immediate management of pediatric trauma patients, including patient assessment, pain management, burn management, and fluid and blood resuscitation.
  7. Mass Casualty Management from the World Health Organization guides hospital staff and laypeople through the key steps to prepare and respond to a disaster that creates many casualties.