FBR REPORT: Shan FBR Teams Complete Trainings and Prepare for Missions
Shan State, Burma
April 2012

Dear friends,

With your help, encouragement and prayers, the FBR medical team conducted a one-month medical training for the Shan FBR relief teams. This training focused on commonly encountered illnesses such as malaria, pneumonia, dehydration, diarrhea, and anemia. Additional topics included Basic Trauma Care. During this one month period, students also received training in the Good Life Club (GLC) program.

Shan medical students at graduation

Following this one-month course, the students also finished relief mission preparation on 22 April, which included training in reporting, navigation, GPS, GLC, lifesaving and mountaineering as well as some additional medical training. The teams are now preparing for relief missions in Shan State.

In addition to providing humanitarian relief, the teams will continue to try to put a light on the situation in the Shan areas, where, despite negotiations and a preliminary ceasefire being signed, there have been several clashes between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-South.

We thank all of you who continue to make this work possible, and for your stand with the people of Burma and the courageous young men and women who have committed their lives to serving those in need. We also want to thank the many guest instructors we had at the medical training and missions preparation training. Finally, thanks to CSW and PRAD for their support of the GLC program to the Shan people.

GLC in Shan State

During the medical training the students covered the following subject areas:

  1. English
  2. Subjective-Objective-Assessment Plan (SOAP Notes)
  3. Basic math, drug calculations etc.
  4. Emergency/Trauma lectures (first aid week)
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Dehydration- including how to make ORS, IV fluid calculations
  7. Malaria
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Common cold
  10. Asthma
  11. Brief TB
  12. Wounds
  13. Burns
  14. UTI
  15. STD
  16. Pre-Eclampsia, Eclampsia
  17. Post Partum Hemorrhage
  18. Typhus
  19. Typhoid
  20. Brief ophthalmology- infection, FB, cataracts, glaucoma
  21. Vitamin A deficiency
  22. Vitamin B1 deficiency
  23. Anaemia
  24. Anaphalaxis
  25. Tetanus
  26. Dental Practical exercises
  27. Case studies

Thank you and God bless you,

Free Burma Rangers

CHW and FBR medics treating patients
GLC games
GLC anatomy class
Shan medics practice emergency procedures
GLC singing with kids
Teaching health and nutrition