15:00 | 08/02/2022 Events
Medtronic Vietnam, a subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) and the Medical Examination and Treatment Administration Department, Ministry of Health, have signed a memorandum of understanding to elevate healthcare professionals (HCPs) clinical skill sets in ICU departments and centers.
The signing ceremony was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, director of Medical Services Administration Department, Ministry of Health, and officials from the Medical Services Administration Department, along with Paul Verhulst, managing director, Medtronic Indochina and Medtronic Vietnam leadership team.
As part of the program, Medtronic Vietnam and the Medical Services Administration Department will cooperate to develop and deploy training programs on the use of ventilators for more than 4,000 doctors and medical staff at ICU departments who are directly providing care and treatment for COVID-19 patients at hospitals across the country. These hospitals include facilities in remote provinces such as Cao Bang, Bac Can, Son La, Dak Lak, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu. Over the course of a year, the training program will be held virtually, face-to-face or on a hybrid basis at 12 training centers in more than 40 provinces in Vietnam.
“Ventilators are life-saving medical devices for COVID-19 patients, so training and instruction on the correct use of ventilators to frontline doctors, enhancing capability of healthcare professionals and ICU experts who provide care and treatment to patients is essential in the fight against the pandemic,” said Paul Verhulst, managing director, Medtronic Indochina. “For more than 60 years, our Mission has remained the same: to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for people around the world. Through this partnership we are glad that the training programs will be available across Vietnam including the remote provinces which will help enhance the skill set of healthcare professionals and contribute to improving the quality of care and treatment for COVID-19 patients in Vietnam.”
During the 3rd and 4th wave of the pandemic, Medtronic had already provided virtual webinar training series on the correct use of ventilators for doctors working in field hospitals. Led by ICU experts, the series attracted nearly 10,000 frontline doctors nationwide to participate and share their experiences of best practices. Medtronic has also hosted dozens of virtual physician forums and medical education programs to help physicians in various specialties navigate the challenges of COVID-19 treatments. Besides, Medtronic’s Ventilator Academy (www.ventilators.com) also provides on-demand training about the fundamentals and operation of ventilators. Since the launch of this platform over a year ago, more than 20,000 global clinicians have benefitted from these courses training.