El Viejo Medical Center


http://www.palmettomedical.org

Edward O'Bryan, MD

obryanec@musc.edu
El Viejo Medical Center
Nicaragua

Clinical Setting

Nicaragua: 2 clinic sites (1 in El Viejo, 1 in Sebaco). Have one US machine in El Viejo and one on order for Sebaco. These clinics are primarily outpatient and focus on DM/HTN/Kidney disease, chronic diseases, heart disease, general medicine, public health, etc. Underserved poor population. (Also see our projects in Uganda and Burundi)

The Ultrasound Program

Nicaragua (1 on order) The machines in both locations are the primary imaging modalities.

Maintenance of Training and Quality Assurance

US-trained ECHO technicians, Cardiologists, OB/GYN, and ED Ultrasound trained physicians travel to our locations to train our practitioners. We also provide US CME and in-country training as well as QI review on cases.

Supplies Needed

We would love to have a unit for our remote outreaches as well as a new unit for Nicaragua. Further training is also always a high-priority.

Is your site a host site willing to take ultrasound learners from other locations and train them?

Yes

Does this site accept volunteers?

Yes

Ongoing Research

USAID Imaging Grant implementation starting this year will include data collection and various research initiatives and the construction of an imaging center specifically for Ultrasound and radiography.

Is this site affiliated with an organization (NGO)?

Yes
Organization Details:
Palmetto Medical Initiative
1064 Gardner Rd, Suite 307, Charleston, SC 29407
Tyler McCoy; tyler@palmettomedical.org
http://www.palmettomedical.org