Medtronic Vietnam and Ministry of Health collaborate to elevate clinical skills among professionals

February 10, 2022 | 08:08
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Medtronic Vietnam, a subsidiary of Medtronic PLC – a global leader in healthcare technology – and the Medical Examination and Treatment Administration Department under the Ministry of Health have signed an MoU to elevate healthcare professionals' clinical skill sets in ICU departments and centres.
Medtronic Vietnam and Ministry of Health collaborate to elevate clinical skills among professionals
Medtronic Vietnam and the Ministry of Health collaborate to elevate clinical skills for healthcare professionals

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 programme will be held virtually, face-to-face, or on a hybrid basis at 12 training centres in more than 40 provinces in Vietnam.

As part of the programme, Medtronic Vietnam and the Medical Services Administration Department will cooperate to develop and deploy training programmes 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.

Medtronic Vietnam and Ministry of Health collaborate to elevate clinical skills among professionals

The signing ceremony was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Medical Services Administration Department, and officials from the department, along with Paul Verhulst, managing director at Medtronic Indochina, and Medtronic Vietnam's leadership team

“Ventilators are life-saving medical devices for COVID-19 patients, so training and instruction on the correct use of ventilators to frontline doctors, together with 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 of 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 programmes 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 patients in Vietnam.”

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 best practices. The company has also hosted dozens of virtual physician forums and medical education programmes to help physicians in various specialities navigate the challenges of COVID-19 treatments.

Besides this, Medtronic’s Ventilator Academy 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.

By Thanh Van

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