Vinacapital Foundation

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training (PALS/APLS)

Each PALS/APLS course costs 5,200 USD in the Mekong; 3,900 USD in Ho Chi Minh City; 6,700 USD in the central region; 7,200 USD in the highland areas and 7,000 USD in Northern Provinces. Each course requires 8 trainers to ensure intensive hands-on skills training, testing, and certification. In a medical care team, the nurse has the most contact with the patient and the access and ability to recognize symptoms of a “crash” before it occurs. He or she can help save time or prevent an arrest when responding to an emergency. The Nurses PALS course costs 3,900 USD for 30 nurses.

Pediatric Crash Carts

For just 7,660 USD, VCF can provide a fully-stocked pediatric crash cart to a hospital. The cart will come with warranties for all equipment and a half-day onsite training for local nurses and doctors on how to use the cart, perform daily checks, restock the carts after a code, maintain equipment, and adapt the procedures to the hospital’s policy manuals. The rolling carts have electrical connections and all equipment is new and is adapted to Vietnam’s 220V/50Hz current. VCF will outfit the carts with defibrillators, suction machines, ambu-bags, transformers, and disposables. The hospital is responsible to stock the cart with emergency response drugs and restock the disposables. The carts are lockable and mobile to move to the bedside of the patient. Each hospital signs an MOU on the use and maintenance of the cart.

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