Syrian Board of Medical Specialties (SBOMS) completed the first course in Mechanical ventilation which attended by 8 resident doctors in Internal Medicine in two days.

Day 1 consisted of theoretical lectures on the principles of oxygen therapy and breathing physiology. The first day also touched on the patterns of machine ventilation, non-invasive ventilation and vent settings in various medical cases.  in addition to the way the patient weaned from the Vent. The second day outlined practical training on how to identify distinct parts of the vent, and developed one day 1’s learning on controlling vent settings. The trainees accompanied by the supervising doctor toured the patients admitted to intensive care in a hospital.

The division of training and continuing medical education carried out a study for training that would be considered as most in need for resident doctors. Following the results, plans have been drawn up for the completion of a series of courses, to includes all residence training in all specialities, to discuss the support of the health system in north west Syria. The courses will be in conjuction with the R4HSSS project implemented by Idlib Health Directorate and UOSSM and supported by King’s College University, London.