During a-week-long course, the trainees were provided with AME knowledge by instructors from the Australian Army School of Health and AME experts and doctors from L2FH Rotation 2 who already fulfilled their duties in South Sudan.

Personnel of the L2FH during the AME training course with Australian officers

AME is not a routine activity. However, it is one of the most difficult professional activities. In this activity, patients in critical health conditions need to be transferred to a better health establishment for treatment. During the transfer process, the AME team must independently manage situations because of many possible risks for the patient and the team. Therefore, being good at AME is a way to show the Vietnamese field hospital’s capacity in South Sudan where they are deployed.

Three instructors from the L2FH Rotation 2 of Vietnam wholeheartedly guided their trainees from the smallest contents, such as the hand position while carrying a stretcher, how to respond to clinical emergencies on the plane, how to greet, communicate with agencies under a United Nations mission, and even which belongings AME members should prepare (including clothing, medicines, and finance) and assurance of their safety first in urgent situations.

Apart from the aforementioned knowledge, the trainees also received careful instructions on how to use modern equipment in following patients’ health conditions, and others.

The training course was important for the personnel of the L2FH Rotation 4 who will take on the peacekeeping duties in South Sudan in the coming time.

Translated by Mai Huong