First Day on the Medical Clinics

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We are in the Dominican Republic and loving it so far. To be honest, the first few days were exhausting with all the travel and sorting the medical supplies. You should have seen all the donations our team came with, it filled the Hero Holiday office and an additional room being use to sort! It was amazing and they will be all put to good use.Today was our first nursing experience in a developing country and it was amazing! We held our clinic in a village’s local church and saw as many as 100 people in need of medical care. Some of us were working in the “pharmacy” handing out the drugs the physicians prescribed, while others were working with the doctors in making assessments, as the rest taking patients vitals as they registered to see the doctor. It was very over whelming at first with all the rush of people and the humidity, but  as everyone got the hang of things it went smoothly and was a great success. It was great to see the difference between Canadian health care and the health care in the Dominican. Unfortunately, the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti are not as lucky as we are.It was fun playing with the children in around the clinic and holding all the babies. Can’t wait for the rest of the week and the many experiences we will have!Adios Amigos!Ashley, Abby, and Chandell, nursing students on Hero Holiday DR Medical

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: August 17th, 2009