The Training Center offers training programs for LAMB staff, government officers and other NGO personnel in the fields of health and development. Currently a variety of courses are offered here, as described below.
Community Capacity Development
Aimed at developing village-level workers whose primary responsibilities include health promotion and disease prevention, as well as home-based services; LAMB has nearly 25 years’ experience in this area.
- Basic Health Training: For village women – How to provide house to house teaching and motivation about basic health promotion and disease prevention; includes TBA.
- Traditional Birth Assistant (TBA): For village women with traditional skills who may be called in for home births: How to motivate mothers to access ANC, principles of clean home delivery, recognizing complications of delivery, providing essential newborn care and refer complicated cases.
- Primary Health Care: Skills and knowledge for various health promotion and disease prevention tasks in community.
- Refresher courses available on request.
Clinical Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC) training
Aimed at providing a wide range of obstetric training, from clinic to hospital level, with the length of training depending on previous training and expected skill level to be achieved. LAMB’s experience in this area dates back to 1983, with the opening of the hospital and early training of doctors and nurses.
- Community Midwifery (community skilled birth attendant—cSBA): 6 month course using Bangladesh Nursing Council national curriculum for community health workers usually with previous basic health promotion/ disease prevention training; OB first aid = ANC, normal deliveries, medical stabilization of complicated deliveries (first doses of IV syntocin for PPH, antibiotics for puerperal sepsis, magnesium sulfate for eclampsia) with referral if necessary.
- EOC Short course: usually 7 week course for experienced midwifery staff with previous training in obstetric care; obstetric first aid with supervised clinical experience, some classroom review of protocols.
- Basic Midwifery: Nursing students (from other nursing institutes) with no work experience; gain practical clinical experience.
- Advanced Midwifery: Obstetric basic = Obstetric first aid (as above) + manual removal of retained placenta, vacuum delivery, management of eclampsia, induction of labor.
- Rural Obstetrics: For MBBS doctors; cost per participant negotiable.
- MOET: Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma, an intensive internationally-reputed 3 days courses for doctors.
Community Clinical Care
Aimed at training community clinic providers in the broad range of Essential Services Package (ESP) treatment. Early forms of this training were developed in 1991.
- Village Medical Course: For rural medical practitioners – health promotion and disease prevention supplementing rational treatment and prescribing practices.
- Basic Clinical Training (BCT): For community clinic health paramedical providers – ESP service provision, including safe deliveries and essential newborn care.
Non-LAMB personnel who received expanded training to become community clinical trainers, note that busy quality clinical services in hospital and community clinic settings give an ideal rural training environment for medical and obstetric (2200 deliveries in 2012) care. Efforts to increase training capacity (more trainers, better scheduling, new facilities) should allow increased use of these training resources in the future.
Hospital Support Providers
Aimed at building specific skills related to hospital and clinical health care. As with EOC, LAMB has been training ancillary staff since its hospital opened in 1983.
- Medical and Physio Assistant courses, Medical Specialist courses, and various laboratory courses are offered.
- Training of Trainers (ToT): to transform professionals into trainers for their professional skills, focused especially on clinical.
- Professional courses tailored to organizational need. For example: kangaroo care orientation for health trainers
GoB pilot training courses:
- Combination of Staff nurse/ FWV training = EOC+BCT+ToT to develop health complex (THC) based clinical trainers.
If you have any questions about our training courses, or would like to make a booking, please E-mail to the Head of Department, Mrs. Smita Hasdak (firstname.lastname@example.org)