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The workshop was held in accordance with the guidelines of the Pre-Eclampsia Project that the Foundation carries out in the capital’s hospitals.

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San Pablo Hospital auditorium in Asunción

Dr. Carol Lole Harris, main medical consultant at the Fundación Juan Rassmuss, together with Dr. Gustavo Britez, have developed a theory-practical based training on Pre-Eclampsia at the San Pablo Hospital in Asunción. More than 20 professionals were present from the gynaecological – obstetric and nursing departments at the hospital complex.

The training was carried out in accordance with the expansion guidelines of the Pre-Eclampsia Project provided by the Fundación Juan Rassmuss (FJRE), which shall be implemented shortly in the San Pablo Hospital. The training offered knowledge on how to improve care provided to pregnant women for the quick detection and prevention of Pre-Eclampsia. During the workshop, several issues were explained including the correct technique used for urine test analysis, with reactive strips and the correct use of artery pressure measures. The doctor, Gustavo Britez, one of the course instructors, said that the training “helps to create more awareness among white coat personnel of high-risk illnesses”. The idea is to repeat the workshop for other groups of professionals in the care centre, as well as to monitor the implementation of the knowledge shared during the training by the San Pablo Hospital team.  

The lawyer Patricia Abed, Executive Foundation Manager emphasised the importance of carrying out these kinds of training sessions and meetings with medical personnel, “the key for better patient care is based on the constant training and updating of medical professionals” she said. Currently the FJRE Pre-Eclampsia Project is in the Hospital de Clínicas in the city of San Lorenzo and in the Loma Pyta Hospital.