Lacey Menkin-Smith, M.D

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Dr. Lacey Menkin-Smith completed her B.S. in Neuroscience and her M.D. at the University of Miami, Florida. She completed a medical residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) followed by a fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine. A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), she has a Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene through the ASTMH. She is currently an MSc candidate in Global Health and Infectious Disease at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the Co-Director of the Global Emergency Medicine fellowship at MUSC, works clinically as a staff Emergency Physician at the critical access Juan F. Luis Hospital on the Island of St. Croix,

USVI, is the ACEP Deputy Ambassador to Guyana, teaches and works clinically at the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana and the Masindi Kitara Medical Center in Uganda. Her research focuses on training healthcare workers in responding to HRID and GEM education.

Abstract: Technology Challenges in Emergency Care
                 within Resource Limited Settings

Emergency Medical Diseases (EMDS), contribute largely to the global burden of disease and cause tens of millions of deaths each year. Despite suffering a disproportionate burden of EMDs, Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LMICs) suffer higher morbidity and mortality from EMDs as a result of lack of access to emergency care. It is estimated that more than 50% of deaths and nearly 40% of the total burden of disease in LMICs are a result of conditions that could be treated with prehospital and emergency care. Point of care technology plays a huge role in the day to day management of emergency department patients in high-resources settings. However, this technology often lacks the ability to be adapted to provide sustainable functionality in more resource limited settings. In this session, I will provide some case studies in technologic challenges in emergency clinical care in the resource limited setting.