Providing Training, Expertise and Equipment
Disaster Preparedness and
Life Support (BLS)
Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Rotary Club of
Westborough, Massachusetts USA
University of Massachusetts Medical School, (UMMS)
Worcester, Massachusetts USA
Rotary Clubs, Medical
facilities and Governments
of participating countries
GEMINI es una organización no lucrativa que se
dedica a la educación y entrenamiento de Reanimación
Cardiopulmonar (RCP) y manejo de desastres en los países
que servimos. GEMINI fue fundada por el
Club Rotario de Westborough, Massachusetts; cuenta con el apoyo
de Rotary International District 7910 y sus clubes en colaboración
con miembros de la facultad de University of Massachusetts
Medical School y el departamento de Medicina de Emergencia.
Durante los últimos años GEMINI
ha desarrollado varios programas de entrenamiento en la ciudad
de Quetzaltenango con la colaboración del Club Rotario
Click here to go to YouTube and see a brief video on
the origins of GEMINI
Click here for a comprehensive presentation
is a comprehensive overview of international emergency medicine
here for Part 1. Click
here for Part 2
Read about opportunities for your
club and its members. We want
YOU! Just click here.
Here is the GEMINI Model Framework, a guide to setting up
a project and a good window on
how GEMINI works in Rotary, medical and host country communities.
Use GEMINI's Project
Application Form and
return it to Paul
Gallagher for a new project.
GEMINI is in a state of transition. For further
information contact Jorge Yarzebski
A report on the Stabilization
Post Reanimation/pre-neonatal Transport (STABLE) program, which
involved U.S. and Guatemalan experts and students in Quetzaltenango,
Guatemala, in April 2013 is now available. Click here to see
what was taught to firefighters, medical students and pediatric
Project Development and Evaluation forms have been placed in
the Member Materials archive on this site. If you do not have
log in information and need the forms please contact the site
editor or Jorge Yarzebski Jorge.Yarzebski@umassmed.edu and they will sent
remain active in Nicaragua.Here is a
brief description of their project, which is now in its final phases
as Mick Godkin, of UMASS Med, and colleagues arrange for more
instructioinal materials to be provided:
Under the guidance of Mick
Godkin, Ph.D, of the Rotary Club of Westborough, a $15,000 Matching
Grant with the Rotary Club of Leon, Nicaragua allowed GEMINI
5 days at the Autonomous University of Nicaragua’s Faculty of
Medical Sciences in Leon (UNAN-Leon) and at its teaching hospital.
The trainers were all American Heart Association-certified trainers
and consisted of 3 trainers from UMass (Mariah McNamara MD,
Jorge Yarzebski Jr NREMTP (and the Rotary Club of Westborough),
and Roy Clifford NP), 2 from Mexico and 1 from Texas. Twenty
physicians and one UNAN medical student were trained in BLS
and ACLS and all 21 passed the AHA test to become AHA certified
in BLS; 17/21 passed the ACLS test and are AHA certified in
ACLS. Fourteen of the 17 then did the course for to become AHA-certified
ACLS and BLS trainers which they now are.
here to see images from the April, 2011, Nicaragua training
Stay tuned for more reporting on this project.
The Guyana project came
to a successful conclusion in October, 2012. Visit the Guyana page for details, photos, and
February, 2012 Vol.
2, September 2012
here to enjoy a set of photos taken on GEMINI's October 2010 trip to
the Domincan Republic
to see some vintage photos from a 2003 trip to Honduras.
from August 2012 sessions in Nicaragua, where Mick Godkin's
grant supported Emerency CDR Training.