News Release – September 21, 2023
The Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria (Egypt) Sister City Committee (BLASCC) and the Alexandria Sister City Committee are collaborating to strengthen emergency/trauma nurse preparedness in Alexandria, Egypt.
BLASCC recruited Nora Mady, RN and Emergency Medical Technician, to train a team of emergency room nurses at the Egyptian High Institute of Public Health in Alexandria. These emergency nurses will receive 25 hours of training, tools and additional one-on-one coaching for the treatment of shock as well as cardiac, respiratory, neurological traumas. The training sessions will also address the challenges of emergency treatment for special populations (pregnancy, pediatrics, trauma, burns, choking).
This collaboration is the latest example of ways the Egyptian High Institute of Public Health – Alexandria University is inspiring large-scale, long-lasting solutions to improve and extend the lives of emergency/trauma victims.
Nora Mady is a Registered Nurse with Inova Health Systems. She will be in Egypt from Nov 12 -17, 2023, providing 5 hours of intensive training daily for one week at Alexandria Medical University.
“I am honored with the privilege of educating members of the nursing community in Alexandria, Egypt. My goal is to empower these nurses with the knowledge and skills required to identify medical emergencies and implement nursing interventions to improve patient outcomes,” says Ms Mady.
This program will be under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University. Engy Mohamed El-Ghitany, MBBCh, DTM&H, MPH, Dr.PH, is Professor of Tropical Health – High Institute of Public Health – Alexandria University (Egyptian Ministry of Health) and Vice-Dean for Community Service & Environmental Development.