Observation in 2007 for Further Training in Diagnostics and Treatment.
One month after the 2007 Assessment in Donetsk the first observation within the scope of the clinic partnership took place. In August and September 2007 Dr. Konstantyn Solodenko, ward physician of the Donetsk AIDS ward, visited, i.e. sat in, for six weeks in the clinics for Infectiology and Gastroenterology of the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Clinical Centre (AVK) in Berlin.
Training fociThe daily observation in the AVK provided Dr. Solodenko with the possibility to get to know the routine in the wards. He participated in the ward wound, the admissions and discharges as well as in the "inner-ward meetings." By request of the Ukrainian colleagues the main focus of the training was the daily exercise in operation and interpreting the ultrasound. Afterwards it will be the task of the AIDS Centre to certify this qualification in sonography in Ukraine. In addition to that Dr. Solodenko received daily private tuition in diagnostics and the implementation of treatment guidelines for opportunistic infections based on specific clinical cases. Moreover alternative methods of treatment were discussed in consideration of the structural conditions in Donetsk. The observation concluded with a guideline-based interview about the training contents, the possibility to realise the acquired knowledge in Donetsk and the perspectives of the clinic partnership.
Dr. Solodenko performing an ultrasound scan in Berlin
Knowledge acquired:It was especially helpful for Dr. Solodenko to consolidate his knowledge in diagnostic sonography with regard to the appropriate use of the ultrasound scan planned for the AIDS ward. In addition to that Dr. Solodenko also found it very useful to learn other diagnostic procedures even though these are not yet available in the AIDS Centre so as to improve the exchange of content between the treatment centres in Donetsk. Concluding Dr. Solodenko resumed regarding the choice of the observation foci that "the fortification of diagnostic procedures should be the real basis of each treatment. Thus I understood what the actual idea of the German colleagues was: you can only have success with your treatment with adequate diagnostics."
Discussion with colleagues (Thorax X-ray) bone marrow puncture