Why laparoscopic management of ectopic pregnancy?
Description of the Problem[edit | edit source]
- Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal death in the first trimester worldwide
- Ectopic pregnancy is treated through midline laparotomy in sub-Saharan Africa
- Laparoscopy results in shorter operative time, blood loss, length of stay compared to open treatment
- Lack of training is the primary obstacle towards widespread adoption of laparoscopy
- The skillset in the laparoscopic management of ectopic pregnancy can be generalized to other laparoscopic procedures
For the GSTC judges, if you would like to learn more specifics on why we chose to focus on laparoscopic disparities and ectopic pregnancy, as well as ALL-SAFE's impact on sub-Saharan Africa, please click here.
Needs Assessment[edit | edit source]
Before starting the project, ALL-SAFE performed an internal needs assessment among all the program directors of PAACS and identified technical skills in laparoscopy as areas for which training and proficiency were strongly desired.
Our target learners are surgeons, gynecologists, and procedural trainees in low-middle income countries.
For the GSTC judges, for more information on this needs assessment and how we identified our intended users, please click here.