Bensman, Rachel S, Slusher, Tina M, Butteris, Sabrina M, Pitt, Michael B, On Behalf Of The Sugar Pearls Investigators, Becker, Amanda, Desai, Brinda, George, Alisha, Hagen, Scott, Kiragu, Andrew, Johannsen, Ron, Miller, Kathleen, Rule, Amy, Webber, Sarah Show More Hide
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Immunology and Microbiology, Medicine
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The authors describe a multiinstitutional collaborative project to address a gap in global health training by creating a free online platform to share a curriculum for performing procedures in resource-limited settings. This curriculum called PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource-Limited Settings) consists of peer-reviewed instructional and demonstration videos describing modifications for performing common pediatric procedures in resource-limited settings. Adaptations range from the creation of a low-cost spacer for inhaled medications to a suction chamber for continued evacuation of a chest tube. By describing the collaborative process, we provide a model for educators in other fields to collate and disseminate procedural modifications adapted for their own specialty and location, ideally expanding this crowd-sourced curriculum to reach a wide audience of trainees and providers in global health.

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