Each year, the Paediatric Fracture Solutions for Ghana Project holds a Faculty Education Programme for all its faculty members to prepare them for upcoming courses in the year. This year’s FEP took place on 23rd February, 2017 at Anita Hotel, Kumasi. Faculty members included Physicians, Surgeons and Operating Room Personnel from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Trauma and Specialist Hospital and St. Joseph Orthopaedic Hospital.
Basic Principles of Paediatric Fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel Pilot Course
The pilot course for Basic Principles of Paediatric fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel took place on April 15th 2017 at Pempamsie Hotel, Cape Coast. Operating Room Personnel from Greater Accra, Central, Eastern and Western Regions respectively convened in Cape Coast to learn about the best practices for paediatric fracture management. Some of the topics covered included paediatric fracture healing and complications, principles of paediatric fracture fixation and positioning of paediatric patient for surgery.
Non-Operative Paediatric Fracture Treatment Pilot Course
The pilot course for Non-Operative Paediatric Fracture Treatment came off from Aril 21st to 22nd 2017 at Pempamsie Hotel, Cape Coast. About 34 residents from Central, Western, Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions respectively participated in the course. Participants were taken through bone physiology, anatomy and rickets; classification of fractures, injuries around the upper extremity and shoulder joint; injuries around the hip joint and practical sessions on how to apply skin traction, lower circular cast, upper leg circular cast and hip spica.
Basic Principles of Paediatric Fracture Management for Surgeons Pilot Course
From June 8th to 10th 2017, the pilot course for Basic Principles of Paediatric Fracture Treatment for Surgeons took place at Akroma Plaza, Takoradi. In attendance were 36 residents and surgeons from Western, Central, Ashanti, Volta and Greater Accra Regions respectively. Participants were taken through various topics including supracondylar fracture, forearm and galeazzi fractures as well as practical sessions on nailing of forearm fractures, pinning of distal radius fractures and elastic nailing of femoral shaft fracture, retrograde and antegrade techniques. The national course chair, Dr. Michael Segbefia, was the main facilitator for this course.
- Non-Operative Paediatric Fracture Treatment: Sunyani, 28th – 29th July, 2017
- Basic Principles of Paediatric Fracture Solutions for Operating Room Personnel: Tamale, 4th – 5th August, 2017
For more information about the courses, please contact the project coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons on 0243690073 extension 117.