US experts train Quảng Trị nurses in neonatal care

Update: September, 25/2018 - 17:00
A nurse in the southern province of Đồng Tháp is taking care of a newborn. — VNS Photo Phước Bửu
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG TRỊ — More than 40 registered nurses in the central province of Quảng Trị are receiving training for advanced neonatal nursing techniques in an attempt to help reduce the rate of neonatal incidents in this poor locality.

The local nurses are being trained in techniques to help newborns breathe easier by two American experts in neonatal care, including Patricia Kelly, an experienced retired nurse, and Eva Stazzoni, a qualified nurse practitioner from Arizona. 

 The nurses were selected from medical centres and health stations in the remote and mountainous districts of Gio Linh, Đakrông and Hướng Hóa.

The four-day training course started on Monday and ends on Thurday. It is run by Quảng Trị Medical College and GEI, a Germany company with a representative office in HCM City.

The course includes field visits to medical centres in Gio Linh District.

According to Stazzoni, she was eager to share her expertise with Vietnamese colleagues and expects to improve neonatal care in the locality.

Quảng Trị is listed among the poorest localities in the country.  It was hit the hardest by American bombs during the war and has a high percentage of paralysed people from unexploded explosive devices. Healthcare facilities in the locality are underdeveloped. — VNS