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Improving Neurosurgical Patient Outcomes in Uganda

Duke Global Health Institute
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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bass Connections Team: Tony Fuller, Sarah Perez, Suzanna Joseph, Bruno Valan
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Think Global

Global surgery interventions encounter a multitude of challenges from human resource shortages to lack of adequate supplies to perform surgery. An oftentimes overlooked aspect of global surgery is perioperative care which can significantly impact surgical outcomes. This presentation will describe the efforts that Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology (DGNN) has embarked on in Uganda to improve neurosurgical patient outcomes by focusing on perioperative care. We will highlight the development and progress made by our Bass Connections team which has focused on three key aspects of perioperative care: infection control, medication management and patient caretaker education.

This presentation will be delivered by...

TONY FULLER, MD, MSCGH
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Associate Director, Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology

SUZANNA JOSEPH
Neuroscience Major, Duke University

SARAH PEREZ
Neuroscience Major, Psychology Minor, Duke University

BRUNO VALAN '19
Researcher

Lunch will be provided. This event is part of Think Global, a weekly lecture series at the Duke Global Health Institute. It is free and open to the public. Parking for Trent Hall is available in the Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage, located at 302 Trent Drive.