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The Unsung Heroes in Surgical Safety

Ahead of International Nurses Day, it is crucial to spotlight the critical role of operating room nurses in ensuring surgical safety. Nurses are the backbone of successful surgical outcomes; they blend compassion and clinical expertise, managing every…

Lifebox features on the BBC

'One Crucial Piece of Equipment': Improving anesthesia monitoring with The Smile Train-Lifebox Capnograph.

Lifebox at ASA

The Lifebox team will be at the upcoming American Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting in Chicago from 15-19 October this year. Find us in the ASA Resource Center and at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists’ booth in the exhibition hall. Our…

“What am I going to do?”

Philip Ongom’s  old pulse oximeter finally stopped working last February during an emergency caesarian section. Ask him about that moment and the anaesthetic officer, who has worked at a district hospital in Western Uganda for six years, remembers every detail with…

Meet our colleagues

Are you interested in learning more about the anaesthesia providers your donations are helping to support?  Follow this link to meet the people working to save lives in the pulse oximetry gap.

Journeys

Road traffic accidents in Uganda are frequent and brutal.  Two years ago, the anaesthesia community at Mulago Regional Referral Hospital, the largest in the country, lost several of its own when a minibus carrying anaesthetic SHOs to…

Anaesthesia in Uganda

Anaesthesia providers in Uganda lack access to almost everything that we take for granted in developed world practice: basic drugs, monitoring equipment, support staff, continuous learning. And every week they treat a nightmare caseload: ruptured uteruses, road traffic…

ASA launches campaign for Lifebox

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has launched a campaign to raise donations for Lifebox. The campaign will help us provide pulse oximetry for thousands of people undergoing surgery in low-resource settings. Visit the Global…

Anaesthesia training in Uganda

Lifebox colleagues spent two weeks in Uganda from 26 June 2011, providing training on obstetrics, safe anaesthesia and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. A number of workshops were delivered at Mbarara University of Science and Technology under the direction of the…

"Let me say, She was Holding her Breath"

This is Samuel Akolgo, a nurse anaesthetist at the Sandema District Hospital in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He received one of the Lifebox pulse oximeters donated earlier this year through the partnership between Ghana Health…

Lifebox and Smile Train

The steady beep of the pulse oximeter is the hushed voice of the patient on the operating table.  The team listens: surgeon, anaesthesia provider, and nurse know all is well. The same goes for the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist –…

Lifebox gets a visit

In the words of a colleague: ‘She doesn’t call a spade a spade; she calls it a shovel.’ A long-time Lifebox supporter, Dr Jacob paid us a visit in London this week.  We couldn’t resist the chance…

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