Cooper Team Visits University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital to Establish New PICU

A 10- member team from Cooper University Health Care and Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, recently traveled to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla Enugu, to start the initial phase of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. When completed, this will be the first organized Pediatric ICU in Nigeria. On this trip, the team set up the skeletal structure of the PICU and provided training for doctors, nurses, and physiotherpists, who function as Respiratory Therapists.

This trip was sponsored by Cooper and Nemours, and organized by Odiraa C. Nwankwor, MD, MPH, FAAP, CPE, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Adjunct) with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and a Pediatric Intensivist, with the Division of Pediatric Critical Care at Cooper.

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