UOSSM Telemedicine Program - UOSSM SWISS

UOSSM Telemedicine Program

As the war in Syria approaches its 6th year, many civilians continue to loose their lives due to airstrikes and barrels. However, a significant number of civilians die due to lack of medical service. One vital part of the medical services is the establishment of medical intensive care units since most of type of injures are severe trauma ones (multiple organs injury, severe chest and traumatic brain injuries). 

Based on our UOSSM data, substantial number of injuries require intensive care monitoring and management, and many cases need to be placed on respiratory ventilators.

Due to the difficulty to have access to many areas where hospitals serve thousands of population, and due to the increases lack of doctors with crucial specialties,the establishment of Tele-medicine, particularly Tele-ICU ( Intensive Care Unit ) has been very important to save lives. 

UOSSM with the support of other sister medical relief organizations like SAMS, has assisted in the establishment of several ICU units at the border of Syria and in the city of Aleppo. Later on, the largest units with high volume of trauma, were equipped with high resolution cameras, satellite internet and special programs, so that our specialists in Canada and USA can contribute and offer invaluable consultations over the net. 

 The idea is to utilize the tel-communication service and highly qualified physicians oversees, who are willing to volunteer and help, for the improvement of patients care in the areas of disaster and war. 

We believe that Tele-Medicine and Tele- ICU will provide the best possible patient care, and can save lives daily with with minimum cost and risks. 

In addition, our program will help in educating local physicians and nurses in the under siege areas. 

 

Current Staff:

Tele- ICU: 10 ICU staff in north America ( 3 of them in canada )

Tele- Neuro ICU: ( 5 neurologists in Canada, 7 neuroradiologists in USA , 3 neurosurgeons in USA ) 

Tele- Psychiatry: ( 7 psychiatrists, one psychologist in Canada ) 

Tele- Surgery ( 4 surgeons )

Tele Radiology: ( 15 radiologist ) 

 

Centers covered: 

5 Intensive Care Centers 

One Psychiatry Unit  

Patients volume:  average 10-15 patients daily 

 

Please contact us if you would like to contribute to this noble program and help saving lives 

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