News Release

Missionaries Offer Medical Training in Cambodia

Doctors Provide Training on Medical Equipment in Prey Veng

In August of this year, as part of their ongoing medical work in Cambodia, the medical specialists with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cambodia provided much needed training and lifesaving medical equipment to a provincial hospital in Prey Veng, Cambodia. The medical team is led by Dr. Robert Armstrong of Manti, Utah, and his wife, Beverly Armstrong. Working with the Armstrongs to provide medical training and equipment in Cambodia are Dr. Steven Lewis and his wife, Vickie.

The provincial hospital in Prey Veng province is located approximately two hours away from the capital city, Phnom Penh. Due to the rural location and challenging road conditions, this hospital provides much needed emergency care, basic surgery, newborn delivery services to many people in the province.

The onsite training provided to the physicians and nurses included information on the use of vital signs monitors and life-saving heart defibrillators. According to Elder Armstrong, this equipment “is the first of its kind to be used by the medical teams in the Prey Veng hospital.” In addition to the two vital signs monitors and two defibrillators donated by the Church, the hospital also received an EKG machine. This equipment will be used to evaluate the electrical functioning of a patient’s heart. If that is found to be abnormal, the patient can be transported to a referral hospital for further care.

Dr. Armstrong reports that additional training on the use of this vital equipment and further training on the care of patients experiencing cardiac arrests is being planned for next month as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cambodia continues to partner with the Cambodian government in efforts to improve the health care of the people of Cambodia.


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