J Pediatr Intensive Care 2017; 06(01): 012-018
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584673
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Pediatric Resuscitation Education in Low-Middle-Income Countries: Effective Strategies for Successful Program Development

Julianna Jung
1  Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
,
Nicole Shilkofski
2  Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
3  Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Publication History

25 August 2015

15 February 2016

Publication Date:
20 June 2016 (online)

Abstract

Despite established international guidelines, there is considerable variability in the quality of resuscitative care received by critically ill children in low-middle-income countries. While this problem is certainly multifactorial, education of health care workers is an important determinant of care quality. This article will discuss approaches to health care worker education in pediatric resuscitation in low-middle-income countries, with emphasis on aspects of educational programs that may contribute to positive educational and clinical outcomes.