When it comes to safety, we’re playing the long game.
Our oximeters make an immediate impact, but the equipment is built to last; our education programme doesn’t just effect change, it creates surgical and anaesthesia safety change-makers; and our partnerships are true collaborations for quality improvement.
And then there are the Lifebox Fellows!
They’re young clinicians who understand our philosophy, the urgency of the global surgical safety crisis, and the long-term impact of known names and familiar faces, working together for their communities.
And they’re working with Lifebox to make a difference.
Launched in 2015, Lifebox Fellowships are a little bit different. Part clinical and part quality improvement, they’re supervised opportunities for clinicians to develop skills, experience and build on collaborative partnerships.
Two of our fellowships are sponsored by leading anaesthesia organisations – Lifebox co-founders the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) alongside the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the World Anaesthesia Society (WAS)
A third is funded through our GE Foundation grant to develop Clean Cut, our new surgical site infection reduction programme; the fourth by Johnson & Johnson, as part of the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)’s Africa Grants Programme.
Together they show the growing commitment of institutional and commercial voices to safer perioperative care worldwide – an exciting shift.
Right, time to meet our Fellows – and try to keep up with them! – here.
|Jared Forrester, Ethiopia||Ben Parsons, Ethiopia||Ruth Tighe, Tanzania|
|Nick Owen, Ethiopia|