ASAP

Designing a surgical training module to train clinicians who are expected to perform open appendectomies 

Team Lead: Dr. JoAnna Hunter-Squires
Lead Institution: AMPATH

Team Countries: Kenya, United States, England

Team ASAP (AMPATH Surgical App) is designing a surgical module that provides a surgical training module to train clinicians who are expected to perform open appendectomies in primary and secondary health facilities throughout the world. 

The Discovery Award will allow the team to develop a mobile application that will guide the learner through the evaluation and management of lower right quadrant pain, indicative of appendicitis. Using mobile technology the learner will be able to apply these skills immediately, or ASAP (as soon as possible).

“Surgery is our universal culture and language as surgeons,” says Dr. JoAnna Hunter-Squires in regards to this global collaboration. “The passion for surgical education and patient outcomes is the same no matter what country you are in.”