Lauren Hess, Lydia VanWormer & Adam Smith
…it’s off to work we go! Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) proved to be a great facility. The Anesthesia Department added a brand new classroom with over 20 outlets that should be set up by the end of the year for computer and internet access. This will allow the distance-based students to access the materials they need to complete their Bachelor’s degree in anesthesia. Meeting the students and faculty was the high point of our trip so far. Everyone is so eager and happy to be here! We introduced the students to their tablets and made sure they were all working appropriately- so far, so good. The first two lectures were started with the traditional, campus-based students: Anesthesia for Ophthalmology given by Laura Pace, CRNA and Clinical Educator from Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) and Anesthesia for Burns by Adam Flowe, CRNA Manager from DUMC. The students were engaged and the class interacted well. At the end of our day, we had a catered lunch and we able to try guinea fowl, a bird native to Ghana. It was similar to chicken, with a little more flavor, a bit like beef jerky, and all-around pretty darn delicious! We would definitely recommend it if given the chance!
We wrapped up our day with strategic planning in small groups for tomorrow’s endeavors. Until next time…