This course was initially developed by the injury and
violence prevention Department of the WHO Geneva and the college of Surgeons
of Sri Lanka headed by Dr
Ranjith Ellawela initiated to hold this course in Sri Lanka for the very first time.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the Auditorium of
the College of Surgeons
of Sri Lanka
on 20th September. The attendees included Country Representative for WHO Dr Firdosi
Rustom Mehta and Additional secretary of Medical Services from the Ministry
of Health Colombo Dr P.G. Maheepala, all the overseas faculty members and all
participants were present for the inauguration.
The course was conducted for 28 Participants and 5
Observers which included Consultant Surgeons, Consultant Anaesthetists &
Medical Administrators from the Ministry of Health and some medical officers
who were interested in trauma care.
The course consisted of 8 modules which was
taught during a period of two days. The modules covered the following topics:
Module 1 – General Introduction to Quality
- Benefits of Quality Improvement Programmes
Module 3 – Introduction to M & M
Module 4 – Introduction to preventable death
Module 5 – Introduction to Advanced techniques
Module 6 – Corrective Strategies & Closing
the loop: Making Improvements Happen
Module 7 – Importance of Data, Role of Medical
The course organiser was Dr Ranjith Ellawela and the
Director of the course was Prof. Charles Mock from University of Seattle
U.S.A who was formerly attached to WHO HQ. The
rest of the resource team included Prof. Russell Gruen - Professor of Surgery & Public
Health, The Alfred Hospital & Monash University, Australia, Dr Witaya
Chadbunchachai - Director of Trauma & Critical Care Centre & Senior
Deputy Director of Khon Kaen
Regional Hospital ,Thailand,
Dr Manjul Joshipura - Director Academy
of Traumatology , India.
A Copy of the Book Titled “The Guidelines for Trauma
Quality improvement” was given as the course material to each participant.