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Educational Ambassadors train Egypt’s young nephrologists

ISN Educational Ambassadors, Ahmed Akl and Osama Ibrahim El Shahat visited Belkas Central Hospital in Mansoura, Egypt. Once again, they shared knowledge and experience with teams of young nephrologists at primary care health centers and hemodialysis satellites units in the country.

Ahmed Akl is Nephrology Associate Professor at Fakeeh College of Medical Sciences, Jeddah and KSA and Consultant of Nephrology and Transplantation, UNC, Egypt. Osama Ibrahim El Shahat is Head of the Nephrology Department at Mansoura New (International) General Hospital.

hey both joined the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program two years ago to help nephrologists in rural areas of Egypt make advances in nephrology services, including interventional nephrology, acute hemodialysis intensive care unit, nephrology clinic and more.

This visit was a chance for them to review dialysis modalities and teaching new skills to help the teams master renal ultrasound as well as guided dialysis line insertion and needle renal biopsies.

Renal nurses also received intensive training on infection control, how to handle renal failure patients, renal nutrition. Ahmed Akl explains: ‘Our efforts resulted in the creation of a sterilized room for interventional nephrology, a new clinic dedicated to nephrology and more efficient handling of intensive care patients with acute kidney injury.’

So far, there have been four training programs thanks to the involvement of these two ISN Educational Ambassadors, covering the North and Eastern regions of Egypt. Another program was also organized in Sudan.

Find out more about the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program, HERE. Apply all year long!

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