September 17, 2023
By Muhammad Farhan Mahmud
Location: Kulliyyah of Nursing, Kuantan, Malaysia
In a historic collaboration, the US Pacific Fleet, Malaysian Armed Forces, and the Pahang State Health Department joined forces with the Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM to present the Pacific Partnership Exercise 2023. Held from September 5th to 15th, 2023, at the esteemed Kulliyyah of Nursing, the event proved instrumental in propelling healthcare education and expertise in Malaysia.
Under the adept leadership of Dr. Siti Azuna Abu Bakar, the Chief of this mission, the Pacific Partnership Exercise 2023 featured an extensive range of training programs. These encompassed Advanced Life Support (ALS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Trauma Nursing Core Course, and First Aid with CPR. Each course was meticulously tailored to address the distinctive needs of healthcare providers tending to patients of all ages.
A diverse audience, including staff nurses all over the Pahang state, assistant medical officers, and army nurses from the Malaysian Armed Forces, IIUM community, and ambitious secondary school students from SMK Paya Besar and SMK Sultan Abu Bakar with aspirations in the healthcare field, reaped the benefits of the exercise.
In conjunction with the exercise, a hybrid nursing seminar was conducted. Combining in-person and virtual participation, this innovative approach facilitated a broader reach, enabling healthcare professionals from various locations to partake in enriching discussions and knowledge-sharing.
The Pacific Partnership Exercise 2023 achieved remarkable success, with participants not only gaining invaluable knowledge but also honing their practical skills. The event not only provided high-level nursing education but also empowered healthcare professionals with the expertise required to save lives, regardless of age.
In conclusion, the Pacific Partnership Exercise 2023 at Kulliyyah of Nursing stands as a testament to the transformative potential of collaborative initiatives in healthcare. Through comprehensive training and a diverse participant base, this event has undoubtedly elevated healthcare standards in Malaysia. The skills acquired during this exercise will continue to impact lives, underscoring the significance of such initiatives in the global healthcare landscape.