1 November 2007 FOR
US APF Doctors Here to Train for Emergency Roles:
30 AMERICAN PHYSICIANS PREPARE FOR
'WHATEVER ISRAEL NEEDS' IN NEXT EMERGENCY
(JERUSALEM)- Over 30 top physicians arrive in Israel, November 4, for a
grueling, 5-day state of the art course in Israeli emergency and trauma
medicine. Their goal is to come back on immediate notice in case of war or
other national emergency to take the place of Israeli doctors called to the
front as part of their IDF reserve duties.
The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the IDF Medical Corps and the
American Physicians Fellowship (APF) are organizing the "Medical Emergency &
Disaster Preparedness" course, the 10th bi-annual mission brought to Israel
for this unique training.
"Israel has earned global respect for its incomparable emergency medical
care," said APF Vice President, Dr. Mike Frogel, leader of the delegation,
"This has come at a dear price, which APF physicians deeply honor. If we can
help alleviate the strains of war-time health needs through this remarkable
partnership with our Israeli colleagues, then we stand to both help the
people of Israel in a critically important way and also draw immense
satisfaction from our personal commitment. The invaluable experience and
lessons learned will also be applicable to Emergency Preparedness planning
back home in the US and Canada."
The 30 Jewish and non-Jewish doctors, live across America, in 10 states, and
include some volunteers from Canada. Highlights of the course (open to media
by advance arrangement) include:
· Simulated hands-on trauma situation at Tel Hashomer Hospital (Nov.
· Working visit to front line town of Sderot (Nov. 6)
· Toxicological event drill at Asaf Haroeh Hospital (Nov. 7)
· Concluding ceremony at Latrun, near Jerusalem (Nov. 8)
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