Education in ear and hearing care in remote or resource-constrained environments.

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Education in ear and hearing care in remote or resource-constrained environments.


JournalThe Journal of laryngology and otology
Publication date – Jul – 2018
Authors – Clark, MPA; Westerberg, BD; Nakku, D; Carling, P
KeywordsAudiology, education, Otologic Surgical Procedures
Open access – No
SpecialityENT surgery, Surgical Education
World region Global

Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on July 21, 2018 at 12:00 am
Abstract:

At the heart of surgical care needs to be the education and training of staff, particularly in the low-income and/or resource-poor setting. This is the primary means by which self-sufficiency and sustainability will ultimately be achieved. As such, training and education should be integrated into any surgical programme that is undertaken. Numerous resources are available to help provide such a goal, and an open approach to novel, inexpensive training methods is likely to be helpful in this type of setting.The need for appropriately trained audiologists in low-income countries is well recognised and clearly goes beyond providing support for ear surgery. However, where ear surgery is being undertaken, it is vital to have audiology services established in order to correctly assess patients requiring surgery, and to be able to assess and manage outcomes of surgery. The training requirements of the two specialties are therefore intimately linked.This article highlights various methods, resources and considerations, for both otolaryngology and audiology training, which should prove a useful resource to those undertaking and organising such education, and to those staff members receiving it.

OSI Number – 10146
PMID – 29998812

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