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Simulator-Based simplified Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (sFoCUS) Training in Haiti

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Simulator-Based simplified Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (sFoCUS) Training in Haiti

Principal Institution

Boston Medical Center

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Kwan, Gene Fazil

Project Contact Information

Email: genekwan@bu.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2024

Country

Haiti

Project Description

This project focuses on a problem of significant public health need, diagnosis of heart failure in low-income countries, which is essential for prescribing evidence-based therapies. An adapted, self-administered simulator to train non-expert clinicians in simplified Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (sFoCUS) is an innovative strategy to address the gap in cardiologist availability. We will determine the effectiveness and study the implementation and cost of an adapted simulator-based sFoCUS training curriculum in rural Haiti.

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