Shortly after Canadian trauma surgeon Dan Deckelbaum was asked by colleagues in Ukraine for teaching materials in an effort to respond to urgent healthcare needs, the Canadian university quickly created videos to demonstrate how to perform lifesaving surgical procedures including cricothyroidotomy, chest tube insertion and airway ventilatory management, with Ukrainian narration. That was possible because McGill's Ed-TECH office has been developing free and open education programs on appropriate management of trauma, including disaster response, geared towards a wide range of healthcare professionals in low and middle income countries. “From the time of request for this educational content to creation, it took less than three hours, and the final product was delivered in less than 24 hours," says Dr. Gerald Fried, Associate Dean of Education Technology and Innovation at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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