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Student Nurses Association

Great experience sharing the knowledge of Hands-Only CPR with the MWCC community!

Gave 1.50 hours on Feb 23, 2016
Student Nurses Association

Great experience sharing the knowledge of Hands-Only CPR with the MWCC community!

Gave 1.50 hours on Feb 22, 2016

This impact is private

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NUR204 - Trends In Nursing - Smith - 11:16-12:30pm MT

This day in Haiti was one that I will never forget. I love children and this day was all about children. We visited a school in Fonfred and we taught the children about tooth-brushing and hand-washing. We also did arts and crafts with them. I did a table with bead bracelets. The kids loved it, and I was amazed that there was no fighting over the beads. Everybody was just happy to have beads to play with. When they made their bracelet they moved on to the next art station and were just so thankful to be doing something fun and exciting. After arts and crafts, some of the other girls played some fun games with the children out in the school yard. When we left the school we did some more outreach in the villages. We handed out flyers about the clinic in Fonfred and let people know where it was, the cost, and the hours it was open. We handed out supplies with the flyers as well, so each home we visited received soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste for their family. It was a great day and we reached out to a lot of families.

Gave 13.00 hours on Jan 12, 2016
NUR204 - Trends In Nursing - Smith - 11:16-12:30pm MT

This was one of my favorite days with Forward in Health in Haiti. We worked at the Sisters of Charity with the orphans. We played games with the children, handed out some new toys to them, and held the babies. It was heartbreaking to see how many children were there, but the joy in their eyes when you pick them up and you play with them - it just made my heart melt. We also delivered a box of arts and crafts supplies and baby blankets and bibs to them as well. When we left here, we were able to visit a school where Haitian women are taught to sew, embroider, and crochet to support their families. It was amazing to see how they are taught as well as some of the amazing work that they have done. Knowing that there is an option for these women to help support their families is wonderful.

Gave 13.00 hours on Jan 11, 2016
NUR204 - Trends In Nursing - Smith - 11:16-12:30pm MT

On this day, I worked at a home for the elderly in Les Cayes, Haiti. We arrived as the people were finishing up their breakfast and helped them finish getting ready for church. We then helped walk them over to church and get settled in their seats. We sat through the church service which was quite interesting as it was in French/Creole and I was trying to follow along and figure out what they may be saying based on body language as I don't speak French or Creole at all. When the church service was over, we were able to go to the artisan market that was set up outside of the church. It was quite interesting seeing all of the handmade items that people came to sell, and how proud they were of their work. Later on in the day, we worked on counting out and pre-packaging medications for the possibility of doing another clinic day. Having these pre-packaged would make the pharmacy run a little smoother during a clinic day because we would be able to grab a bag rather than having to count it out on the spot.

Gave 13.00 hours on Jan 10, 2016
NUR204 - Trends In Nursing - Smith - 11:16-12:30pm MT

On this day, with Forward in Health and a group of students from Umass Lowell, we did an organizing day at Klinik Fonfred. Their dental room was full of boxes of medical supplies that were unlabeled. We took all of the boxes out of the room, went through them and put an inventory list on each box. One person entered the inventory list into a spreadsheet on a computer so that everything was accounted for in the computer as well. Once we got through everything, we took the boxes out behind the clinic to their depot and stacked them up according to category (medical, laboratory, surgical, pediatric, etc), so that they would be easy to find when needed. After we finished organizing the supplies in the depot, we broke into 4 smaller groups and took supplies out into the village. Each group had a translator and we went door to door. At each home we asked how many people lived in the home, we would give supplies (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and rice) based on the number of people living in the home. When we ran out of supplies, we went back to the clinic. We also took a tour of Loving Shepherd's Ranch where we learned about solar power, farming, and raising chickens as well as their plans to have a vocational school to teach the children of Haiti how to do all of these things.

Gave 13.00 hours on Jan 9, 2016
NUR204 - Trends In Nursing - Smith - 11:16-12:30pm MT

On this day, I traveled with Forward in Health to a school in the mountains to have a clinic day about 45 minutes outside of Les Cayes, Haiti. I worked in the Pharmacy for the day. My main job was to calculate safe dosages for prescriptions and then once others filled the prescriptions I double checked that they were filled properly, and that everything in the order was in the bag. Once checked, I handed them off to the people who were doing outpatient teaching so they could explain the medications to the patients. It was a very busy day and we saw about 100 patients during the course of the day. I absolutely loved this clinic day. It was super busy, but I loved every moment of it and I would do it again in a heart beat.

Gave 13.00 hours on Jan 8, 2016