The Centre for Global Surgery is providing support in Ukraine

Trauma experts from the Montreal General Hospital are currently providing teaching materials for basic life support and lifesaving procedures that can be performed by non-surgeons in Ukraine. 


Doctors from the MGH's Centre for Global Surgery film training videos
Doctors from the Centre for Global Surgery film training videos (c) Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

They may be physically located at a world-class hospital in Montreal, but the Trauma team at the MGH is fighting on the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine, saving lives of people they will never even meet.

What is the Centre for Global Surgery?

Part of the Trauma Division, The Centre for Global Surgery (CGS) team members work actively to share their knowledge around the world, in an effort to reduce injuries and mortality rates. They have developed education, research, and multidisciplinary exchange programs to help low- and middle-income nations and countries going through a crisis set up trauma systems which, as they have in Quebec, can drastically reduce mortality rates.

Code Vie Chirurgien Trauma

The CGS has been collaborating with Ukraine for the past decade on trauma research and training initiatives. At the time, we never imagined that they would be in this situation. To support their healthcare teams, our partners requested teaching materials for basic life support and lifesaving procedures that can be done by non-surgeons. – Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Surgery

How is the CGS supporting Ukraine?

The Centre’s team is currently in touch with colleagues in major cities in Ukraine, providing telehealth support and teaching modules for the training of family physicians and others dealing with numerous injured victims. This team has worked and taught in the hospitals touched by the bombings. They are experts at implementing education programs in resource-limited settings.

Dr Tarek Razek

This is an unbelievable situation. It is very sobering to speak with our colleagues in Ukraine. Sharing our expertise in this time of crisis is what the Centre for Global Surgery is all about. – Dr. Tarek Razek, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Surgery

In the News

Montreal Gazette: McGill doctors provide virtual training to medics in Ukraine

CTV Your Morning: How Canadian doctors are supporting medical teams in Ukraine

Globe & Mail: Quebec doctors are providing virtual training for Ukrainian health-care workers

Global News: Quebec doctors are providing virtual training for Ukrainian health care workers

Le Devoir: Des professeurs de McGill en soutien à des travailleurs de la santé ukrainiens (in French)

La Presse: Des formations créées au Québec pour les médecins ukrainiens (in French)

TVA Nouvelles: Des formations virtuelles faites au Québec pour les travailleurs de la santé ukrainiens (in French)

 

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