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Rambam Trains Hundreds of Doctors in Advanced CPR

Publication Date: 6/6/2023 11:00 AM

The Israel Experience® brings people to Israel to experience multiple aspects of Israeli life. An international group of doctors participating in a program – Doctors’ Journey – recently attended the globally renowned advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.

Doctors’ Journey participants receiving hands-on training at Rambam. Phototgraphy: Rambam HCCDoctors’ Journey participants receiving hands-on training at Rambam. Phototgraphy: Rambam HCC

Doctors Journey, a program run by the Israel Experience® under the auspices of the Jewish Agency, promotes immigration to Israel. Within this framework, dozens of doctors from around the world recently attended Rambam’s internationally recognized advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACPR) course.

Over the years, hundreds of doctors have participated in the Doctors’ Journey program and traveled to Israel to receive ACPR training at Rambam. The course, led by Ilana Siman Tov-Dodeles, Advanced CPR head nurse and coordinator, and members of the hospital’s highly-skilled ACPR team, train healthcare workers and members of the public in life-saving resuscitation. Simulating real-life scenarios, students gain hands-on experience with training exercises and demonstrations on manikins.

There are multiple causes of heart failure, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, genetics, and drug or alcohol abuse. Rambam’s ACPR course covers life-saving interventions using used by physicians including electric shock, heart massage, defibrillators, intubation, and medications. At the end of the course, students take a comprehensive exam on all the material studied. While here, the doctors also prepare for their general medical licensure issued by Israel’s Ministry of Health.

Amos Herman, CEO of the Israel Experience, comments, “Approximately 100 doctors participate in each program. Many will join Israel’s public healthcare system and answer the country’s current shortage of doctors.”

Ilana Siman Tov-Dodeles adds, “Sharing our accumulated knowledge with the world, providing tools, and training health workers, transcending the barriers of language, culture, and religion, is core to Rambam’s DNA.