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"Principles of anesthesia are the same in Lviv Surgical Center. However, in ChoP I saw anesthesia protocols and preoperative management for children with complicated cases, primarily children with one ventricle physiology. I also observed anesthesia with new volatile and intravenous agents. In Ukraine we know about this kind of agent, however we cannot work with them because they are very expensive." from report of Dr. Lyubomyr Solovey, Anesthesiologist, October 22, 2002.

Opportunities for CARDIO Observation and Training (OpCOT) fosters projects to provide skill and technology enhancement for medical professionals in Ukraine

§         1997: Translation and distribution to 800 clinics in Ukraine of a leading diagnostic textbook on Utrasonography

§         1998: Intervention procedure training in Ukraine performed by American pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Henry Issenberg of the Childrens Hospital at Montefiore, New York City

§         2000: UGOL invited Dr. Yuri Ivaniv to come to America to participate in the pre-operative and post-operative care of Gift of Life children and observed in the operating room of Montefiore Hospital. The goal of UGOL is to accelerate the self-sufficiency of Ukraine. The study, observation and conferences Dr. Ivaniv attended contribute to that end.

§         2002:  Anesthesiologist Dr. Lubomyr Solovey trained at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

§         2003: Cardiologist Olha Kurylak trained at St. Christophers and CHOP

§         Ongoing library development with current medical publications for diagnostic, anesthesiology, surgical and other relevant technology awareness and post-surgical care enhancement

  For more information on OpCOT go to the Press Releases page.

Ukrainian Gift of Life, Inc.
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