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Hands-On Skills Professional Qualification Courses

All INMED Professional Qualification Courses are a hybrid experience that combines online preparation followed by a one-day, in-classroom event to master hands-on skills and assess achievements.  These courses also qualify for one academic elective credit.

PQC – USPC 801 | $395

Quality medical care in low-resource settings is often hampered by lack of objective clinical information. ultrasonography is a useful technology in such settings, providing vital data to support patient care decision-making. This course enhances performance and interpretation for ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, lung, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, joint and venous access, and eFAST exam.

At the completion of the Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care, learners will be able to:

  • Apply the basic principles of ultrasonography to clinical settings
  • Perform basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
  • Interpret basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
  • Perform eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Exams
  • Interpret eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Exams

PQC – USPC 806 | $495

Obstetrics care requires critical information about the mother and baby. Ultrasound is an essential technology to supply such vital information. This course develops skills in early pregnancy ultrasound (confirmation, location) and third trimester ultrasound (parity, pulse, pocket, placenta, presentation, postpartum evaluation). This course requires that participants already have attained basic obstetrics skills and experience. 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Confirm early pregnancy diagnosis and location
  • Identify common gynecological pathology
  • Identify the 6 Ps of late pregnancy: parity, pulse, pocket, placenta, presentation, postpartum evaluation

PQC – USPC 805 | $295

The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Hands-On Skills for Low-Resource Healthcare is designed to provide learners a review of most commonly needed clinical skills in settings with a shortage of specialists. Included are hands-on sessions covering wound care and suturing, extremity trauma and immobilization, complicated obstetrics, newborn resuscitation, tropical fever evaluation, and community health survey techniques. 

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Wound evaluation and urgent management including repair
  • Extremity trauma evaluation and management including immobilization
  • Tropical fever evaluation and management
  • Management of common obstetrics complications
  • Newborn resuscitation techniques
  • Community health survey techniques

PQC – USPC 802 | $445

The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Helping Babies Breathe (HBB Master Trainer Course, 2nd Edition), is an evidence-based program to teach basic neonatal resuscitation techniques in low-resource locations, developed on the premise that straightforward newborn care can save many lives. 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation how to:

  • Identify delivery risks for mothers and newborns
  • Mitigate delivery risks for mothers and newborns
  • Provide for the healthcare needs of newborns at delivery, include ventilatory support when appropriate
  • Transfer newborn healthcare skills to other providers

PQC – USPC 803 | $295

The INMED Professional Qualification Course in Essential Care for Every Baby and Small Babies (ECEB-ECSB Master Trainer Course) is an evidence-based program to prepare learners to teach basic baby care techniques in low-resource locations to benefit midwives, mid-level providers, and community health workers. 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies and simulation how to:

  • Provide essential care needed by every newborn
  • Identify danger signs in newborns who require special care
  • Provide feeding for small babies
  • Educate parents in home care
  • Transfer baby healthcare skills to other providers

PQC – USPC 804 | $295

The Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) Master Trainer Course is designed to improve the results of pregnancy and delivery by equipping healthcare professionals and learners the most essential, evidence-based skills in pre-natal and obstetric care. HMS skills are especially applicable for low-resource and cross-cultural healthcare settings. HMS is an educational experience created by Jhpiego

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in essential care for labor and birth
  • Management of bleeding after birth
  • Management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Management of threatened preterm birth
  • Management of prolonged labor

PQC – SHA 808 | $590

This course empowers participants to effectively engage with global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the required internationally-used Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, 2018 Edition. Interactive sessions contextualize universal standards, actions, and indicators in four core life-saving areas: health, food security and nutrition, shelter and settlement, and WASH. 

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what Sphere is in terms of “Learn, Act, and Connect”
  • Concisely explain Sphere’s core philosophy
  • Navigate the Sphere Handbook structure and components as an informed user
  • Relate the Sphere Handbook to different response contexts
  • Explain the use of the Handbook at different stages of the program cycle
  • Locate and apply the nine Commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) to your own work and identify challenges to humanitarians in meeting the commitments of the CHS and propose ways to overcome them
  • Explain the primary objective and three essential concepts behind WASH programming
  • Identify the main transmission pathways of infectious pathogens and barriers to break the chains of transmission
  • Use some of the technical numerical indicators with enhanced confidence and understanding
  • Apply Sphere guidance to improve shelter assistance for immediate emergency programming and for the longer term and identify strengths and challenges of different shelter programming options in different contexts
  • Explain the general focus and goals of a humanitarian health response program
  • Outline the scope of the Sphere standards for health
  • Calculate the crude mortality rate and explain its role as an overall indicator
  • Apply the Health Assessment Checklist as a generalist to highlight possible gaps in assessment data for an example health response
  • Describe the five phases of the programme cycle and apply Sphere guidance to support humanitarian response at each phase of the cycle
  • Describe and advocate for the MEAL approach and link and use relevant sections of the Sphere Handbook in support of the MEAL approach
  • Participate in a 2 day in-person session that will cover practical, hands-on activities further exploring principles from Sphere to include: Protection Principles, WASH, Food Security and Nutrition, Shelter, Using Sphere in Practice Scenarios, Assessment and Analysis, Sphere Coordination, and Advocacy.

Outcomes

Graduates

Graduates are applying their skills on behalf of patients throughout the North America, and at INMED Training Sites, including those in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, and Haiti.

Last Updated: 
May 29, 2024 
Kansas City, MO

Next Offering: 
October 10, 2024 
Kansas City, MO

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