The Asociación de Médicos Anestesiólogos de el Salvador is a huge champion of safer anaesthesia. Thanks to AMAES leadership – in particular the enthusiastic drive of its president Dr Sandra Leal – support from the Ministry of Health and Lifebox® teaching materials, anaesthesia providers throughout El Salvador have taken part in workshops on pulse oximetry and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.
87 oximeters have been sent out to El Salvador for distribution by the Ministry of Health. These will ensure oxygen monitoring in all public hospital ORs throughout the country.
You can read more about the difference Lifebox® is making to anaesthesia safety in El Salvador here.