Greetings from Burkina Faso!

Greetings from Burkina Faso!

It is with great excitement that we see the fruits of CASIEF led and supported SAFE-course in Burkina Faso flourish. CASIEF led SAFE train-the-trainers programs in 2015 has enabled further education within the country. Dr. Ki’s team announced two successful local SAFE-Paeds courses* held in April and May 2017 in Ouagadougou. Attendees were the first group of nurses specialized in anesthesiology.

All attendees were nurses from the Charles De Gaulle Pediatric Hospital. The SAFE-Peds course used a small group education style with 13 people per group. The team received lots of positive feedbacks on this model of teaching, which includes active discussions and hand on practices rather than the traditional didactic only learning.

The team had 5 trainers: 3 completed the SAFE-Peds training of trainers course last year in Cotonou, Benin. The other 2 trainers were pediatric anesthesia practitioners currently enrolled in the training of trainers course, which made them great helpers.

Next step for the team is to continue running the SAFE-Peds courses in other parts of the country. For that, the team is actively recruiting and training trainers to keep the momentum.

The Safer Anesthesia from Education (SAFE) courses aim to improve care through teaching of anesthesia providers around the globe. The SAFE-OB and SAFE-Paeds course have been utilized in many parts of the world. Furthermore the SAFE paradigm aims to train trainers locally to implement a sustainable teaching cycle.