The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is currently conducting a one-year training in neonatal intensive care.
This one-year training program was launched on 4 June 2012. The program included eight (8) nurses from the GPHC and three (3) nurses from the Linden Hospital Complex. During the first two months, the nurses received didactic online training using CISCO WebEx, followed by one (1) month of hands-on training by visiting medical personnel from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The preceptorship period began in the September 2012 and will last for approximately eight (8) months. The training will conclude with another one month of hands-on training and evaluations. This training forms part of the Magnet Hospital Project which commenced in 2010, executed by the PAHO/WHO CO in collaboration with the GPHC, with funding from the European Union. The aim of the project was to create a neonatal unit at the GPHC and to make this unit a Centre of Excellence.
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