Publication date: 24 March 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and with travel restrictions in place, Diamedica’s biomedical engineers have been stopped in their tracks from delivering vital equipment training within hospitals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Pre-pandemic, Diamedica’s team of biomedical engineers had delivered face-to-face communications with hospital anaesthesia providers, neonatal and intensive care specialists, and had been able to deliver and demonstrate equipment training with a firsthand approach.

With imposed travel restrictions, Diamedica had to adapt to new ways of connecting, ensuring that this vital training continued to be delivered to arm healthcare providers with the tools to deliver safe anaesthesia or oxygen therapy using Diamedica’s equipment.

Since the summer of 2020, Diamedica’s marketing team have introduced a ‘Virtual Training’ programme. Using the popular digital platform ‘Zoom’, a smartphone for recording and a video training suite to provide a live stream direct to the hospital. Biomedical engineers have delivered training across Diamedica’s entire equipment range including, the Glostavent® Helix Anaesthesia Machine, Diamedica Baby CPAPs, Oxygen Concentrators and Reservoir Systems and Monitoring Systems.

“We are proud to be supplying equipment that has been specifically designed to function in low resource countries, partnered with the introduction of suitable training programmes that can still be delivered during the pandemic, we are satisfied that this will ensure healthcare providers can operate our equipment with confidence.”

“With this upgrade to the companies support infrastructure we have been able to assist customers remotely via this new style of training. Training has been delivered to many hospitals across countries in Africa including, Ghana, Zambia and most recently Ethiopia.” Kerrie Anson, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Diamedica UK

Temesgen Gebrehiwot Biomedical Engineer at Sawla General Hospital, Ethiopia says of the Diamedica Virtual Training:

“Your training is so good. I was so happy with the training that I received. The training was so clear and easy to understand that I installed and made the machine functional in the hospital”

Sawla General Hospital received a donation from Rotary for equipment including the Glostavent® Helix Anaesthesia Machine and Oxygen Therapy Equipment.

For more information on our 'Virtual Training Programme' contact Kerrie Anson, Sales and Marketing Coordinator;

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