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Hylenex-Assisted Rehydration in Kenya is Launched at Siaya County Referral Hospital

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Events, Recent News | 0 comments

Representatives from Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) visited Siaya County Referral Hospital (SCRH) last week to give a presentation and training session for a new research project Hylenex-Assisted Rehydration in Kenya (HARK). The presentation was given by Dr. Vikram Palanivel of SCH/MGH with help from Dr. Fred Odongo of SCRH. The HARK study is focused on evaluating the efficacy of hylenex-assisted subcutaneous resuscitation (hSC) in severely dehydrated patients in Kenya. It has been documented that dehydration is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide with current standard treatments of oral rehydration therapy and IV therapy. Studies in resource-rich settings have shown hSC fluid infusion as a safe alternative with benefits including more timely delivery of fluids, fewer needlesticks, greater patient satisfaction, and lower costs. Use of hSC infusion may provide a valuable means of rehydrating patients in low- and middle-income settings either as first means of care of when IV access is not readily attainable. The training session in Siaya was carried out in the paediatric ward and included a hands-on session where participants practiced giving hSC infusions using chicken legs. With materials provided by MGH, Siaya is now ready to begin enrolling...

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Sagam Hosts Hewa Tele Oxygen Use Training

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Events, Recent News | 0 comments

Sagam Community Hospital welcomed visitors from Bondo, Siaya, and other surrounding facilities to attend a full-day training session held by The Center for Public Health and Development and Hewa Tele focused on Oxygen Use in Clinical Care. Trainees enjoyed several lectures throughout the day from various presenters on topics including oxygen use in neonates and children, oxygen use in surgery and critical care, and oxygen equipment and maintenance. The day was finished with a practical session in which participates had hands-on training with the oxygen tanks, regulators, and flow meters. Providing piped oxygen to our new emergency room and wards is a huge advantage to our clinical...

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Paeds Ward Painting is Complete and a Farewell to Allie

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

Allie Dickson and her team of helpers completed the mural in SCH’s paediatric ward last night. What began as a one-woman job, quickly turned into a full team effort as staff members throughout the hospital stopped by to help paint and to bid farewell to our MGH Coordinator. Children in our paediatric ward can now enjoy a full wildlife scene along with interactive puzzles and games. The painting even spread to a second wall where staff members enjoyed creating colorful butterflies and other works of art. This hospital is full of artists! The paint used for this masterpiece was generously donated by Allie Dickson and Dickson family from Canada. Allie has been with SCH for about a year and has contributed enormously to both the operations of the hospital and the well-being of our staff. We are surely sad to see her go and hope she returns for a visit sometime soon! Best of luck,...

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Piped Oxygen Comes to Sagam

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

Oxygen piping has been installed in Sagam Community Hospital. With eight oxygen tanks supplied by Hewa Tele, we can now provide a consistent supply of oxygen to our patients in need in the new emergency wing and on the ward. A representative from Hewa Tele, Mr. Thaddeus Ogutu, visited Sagam yesterday to turn on the system for the first time and give a brief tutorial to some of our staff. We look forward to Hewa Tele’s return for a full training later this...

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