Date of Publication

2016

Abstract

This project explored best practices for the provision of oxygen to infants in low-resource settings, culminating with the development of a script for the future production of a training video by the Global Health Media Project (GHMP). A review of the literature included practice guidelines and current research related both to the topic of oxygen delivery, and to the creation and dissemination of educational healthcare materials. Discussion with content experts helped to guide the review and script development. The script focused on young infants with evidence of respiratory distress who require supplemental oxygen, and was aimed at teaching assessment skills and demonstrating the safe delivery of oxygen. Video streamed via the Internet is uniquely suited to maximizing the reach of training materials for health care workers in low-resource settings. The video script attempted to balance best practices with the reality of health care settings in low-resource countries, where equipment and trained personnel may both be in short supply.

Document Type

Project