“The success of RACEplus and ventilation training courses is evidence of how education connects people from different continents and countries…”Dr Trieu Huynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March, 2023 )
The RACEplus has been introduced to Vietnam for the first time in 2017 on 7-8 Aug at Cho Ray Hospital and on 10-11 Aug at HTD. There were a hundred participants attending the course at Cho Ray Hospital and 25 participants at HTD. For the first time ever, I organized and attended a structural training course with a focus more on hands-on practice, the echo machine was put on the left side of the patient and all the trainers are the most famous experts in critical care ultrasound. After the course, participants emailed me to thank the training team. RACEplus not only provides an important skill for doctors but also, on top of that, it opens a new area of interest and generated a strong passion in many Vietnamese intensivists for learning POCUS.
The training team from Nepean returned to Vietnam in 2018. This time, the Nepean team ran 2 RACEplus at Cho Ray and HTD, and ran two ventilation training courses at HTD. In 2019, RACEplus and ventilation courses were held at HTD and CIity Children’s hospital with a total of 100 doctors attending. The COVID-19 pandemic deterred the training of these courses in Vietnam for 2 years. However, Vietnamese doctors we are so privileged to welcome the Nepean team again 2022 who ran 2 courses of RACEplus, and 2 courses of ventilation training at HTD with more than 110 participants.
RACEplus and ventilation courses not only benefited doctors working at Cho Ray hospital and HTD but also many doctors from different hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Tre, Daklac, Long An, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai…
The success of RACEplus and ventilation training courses is evidence of how education connects people from different continents and countries. It is also the achievement of the Nepean training team led by Prof Anthony McLean, Prof Stephen Huang, and Dr. Nhi Nguyen for their unbounded generosity, kindness, and dedication.