Current Programs

Mountain Rescue in Peja/Pec

Establishment of First Medical Response Service - Peja/Pec, KOSOVO (South-East Europe)

Type of program: Establishment of EMS

Location: Peja/Pec in Kosovo

Period: Winter 2016 - Summer 2018

Project: Establishment of mountain rescue service

Provider: IOEMT

Partners:

- Associazione Trentino per i Balcani

- Local Health Authority of Peja/Pec Municipality

- KFOR (Nato International Peace-keeping Force) 

Resources:​ BLS/ILS trainers + Mountain rescue specialists

Details: Within Peja/Pec region the astonishing vally of Rugova offers a unique chance to enjoy the wilderness of the Albanian Alps through several trails for hikers and also an interesting iron road requiring technical equipment. In spite of the increasing flow of tourist and mountain/wilderness lovers visiting Rugova valley, there is not yet any emergency medical rescue available in this mountainous area exposing those visitors to a high risk in case any accident occurs. Associazione Trentino per i Balcani, an italian charitable organization for the reconstruction and development of Kosovo, who also contributed to the development of Rugova vally, involved IOEMT to create a mountain rescue service. 

Status: Active

Intermediate Life Support on Medevac

Upgrade of EMTs skills - PHILIPPINES (South-East Asia)

Type of program: Development of EMS/EMTs

Location: National Capital Region, Philippines

Period: 2017-2018

Project: Skills upgrade from basic to intermediate level for the EMTs of 505th Search&Rescue Group of Philippine AirForce

Provider: IOEMT

Partners:

- 505th Search&Rescue Group of Philippine AirForce

- Department of Health of Philippines

Resources:​ ILS/ALS trainers with medevac specialization

Details: 505th Search&Rescue Group of Philippine AirForce is the only public agency providing search and rescue by air (helicopters or airplanes) in the whole country of Philippines, a territory frequently hit by natural disasters. They are are military but cooperate with civilian EMSs and Fire Departments.  Their 60 EMTs, who are the only medical provider on board of the aircrafts, can only provide basic life support even though they face extremely challenging situations with critical patients and long transportation time. The 505th Search&Rescue Group command agreed with IOEMT to organize a customized training program to increase the medical skills of their staff from basic to intermediate level, introducing new technical knowledge and the use of advanced equipment to improve the level of care. 

Status: Active

Advanced Life Support in Kenya

Design of Paramedic curriculum - Nairobi, KENYA (Africa)

Type of program: Development of EMS

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Period: 2017-2018

Project: Design of national curriculum for Paramedic level of EMTs with standardized education

Provider: DOH (with IOEMT's counseling)

Partners: Department of Health of Philippines and KCEMT (Kenya Council of Emergency Medical Technicians)

Resources:​ M.D. Professors and Paramedic lecturers

Details: Prehospital medical care education in Kenya is extremely fragmented and a national standard is still struggling to take place. After years of lobbying activities by the KCEMT, the DOH recognizes  now two levels for EMTs, basic and intermediate. In spite of the challenging scenarios the EMS personell has to face daily, an ALS curriculum still seems a fantasy, exposing population and rescuers to high risks, especially in remote areas and during long transfers. IOEMT will contribute to this improve the educational system, cooperating with KCEMT to push the DOH to structure a national curriculum for paramedics and start the first university degrees.

Status: Active

Development of EMS in the Philippines

Design of EMTs curricula - Manila, PHILIPPINES (South-East Asia)

Type of program: Development of EMS

Location: Manila, Philippines

Period: 2018

Project: Design of national curricula for different levels of EMTs with standardized education

Provider: DOH (with IOEMT's counseling)

Partners: Department of Health of Philippines

Resources:​ ILS/ALS trainers and lecturers

Details: Prehospital medical care education in the Philippines is still fledgeling. So far the DOH recognizes only a basic level for EMTs both for standardized education and professional registration. This represents a considerable limitation to the proficiency of the EMS in the country and on the streets, where providers confront themselves with complex situations, it facilitates several grey practices with a high risk both for patients and rescuers. The DOH believe it's time to move on and to introduce advanced levels for prehospital care providers. IOEMT will contribute to this changing process advising the DOH on international models of education cooperating on designing the new curricula.

Status: Pending

Intermediate Life Support for the firefighters

Upgrade of EMTs skills - National Capital Region, PHILIPPINES (South-East Asia)

Type of program: Development of EMS/EMTs

Location: National Capital Region, Philippines

Period: 2017-2018

Project: Skills upgrade from basic to intermediate level for the EMTs of the Bureau of Fire Protection 

Provider: IOEMT

Partners:

- Bureau of Fire Protection

- Department of Health of Philippines

Resources:​ ILS/ALS trainers

Details: The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is the National Fire Department of Philippines. Apart from firefighting and technical rescue, it also provides EMS in different locations of the country through ambulances with EMTs with basic life support level. The National Capital Region command of BFP is open to cooperate with IOEMT to increase the level of its EMTs from basic to intermediate level. 

Status: Pending

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