Nurses in Yerevan’s NICUs Get Trained
Sustainability means a lot to the Armenian EyeCare Project. Founded in 1992, we learned early on that, in order for our mission to work, our doctors would need to train Armenia’s physicians to treat the people in their country.
So, we started a fellowship program — sending Armenia’s most talented ophthalmologists to the finest institutions in America. Those doctors then returned to Armenia and began to train other doctors, creating a domino effect of well-trained physicians providing high quality eye care to Armenians.
As a follow-up project, one day, the Armenian EyeCare Project visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Yerevan and noticed that the nurses there had no formal training in intensive care unit nursing.
Utilizing the same idea as our fellowship program, the AECP partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to offer training sessions for Armenia’s NICU nurses — at no cost.
“As doctors, we are more confident in our nurses,” NICU Physician Dr. Hrant Kalenteryan said. “We can sleep easy at night knowing our nurses are well prepared.”
The training program has been a huge success. Armenia’s NICU nurses feel more confident and more knowledgeable than ever before.
“It’s very gratifying,” one NICU nurse said.
See what others had to say by watching the video.