MMC is a surgical procedure that is associated with some risks, such as post-surgery adverse events (AEs). The two most dangerous AEs are cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. In an effort to minimise risks and improve healthcare workers’ skills, CHAPS designed and introduced a 2-day Emergency Basic Life Support (BLS), and Emergency Trolley Training course for medical doctors, nurses and clinical associates.

Day 1

Day 1 of the course is outsourced to a private Basic Life Support provider, Action Academy, which is a recognised American Heart Association provider. Day 1 includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of a defibrillator and activating an appropriate emergency response.

Day 2

Day 2 of the course includes detailed review of the emergency trolley contents, how to use each drug and how to manage anaphylaxis. Also it importantly reviews how to treat surgical emergency complications of VMMC such as glans injuries.

Senior trainers

  • Nompumelelo Nomafa Magagula
  • Dolly Jaravani
  • Thandi Dube

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