TEAM NICARAGUA: CLINIC DAY ONE
Day One in Nicaragua was definitely one that i’ll always remember! Waking up at 6am and heading to Sebaco I had no idea what wonders were in store for me. As a sophomore nursing student at the University of South Carolina, not yet being exposed to the clinical setting like the majority of the junior and senior nursing students accompanying me, I was extremely intimidated; however, the Triage Team, along with the nursing students, took me under their wings, and in no time I was taking manual blood pressures, pulses and temperatures. Although we lacked the technological resources that you’d typically see in an hospital in the United States of America, we managed to diagnose and provide medications for 223 patients today as a OneWorld Health Team. It was shocking to realize how much we as Americans take for granted when there are people, such as the Nicaraguans, who have far less than you can imagine as not enough, yet are filled with humility and gratitude!
+ Shir’Mel McCullough
University of South Carolina College of Nursing ’18
TEAM NICARAGUA: SUNDAY FUNDAY
Team Nicaragua reunited in Managua this afternoon, and headed over to Sebaco! After an afternoon of clinic prep the team enjoyed local cuisine for dinner, and are headed to bed. Bright and early they will begin their first day of clinic outreach! Keep following the blog for updates this week.
Photo by KW Media for OneWorld Health
TEAM NICARAGUA: TRAVEL DAY
Our March 2017 Nicaragua team began their travels bright and early this morning! Despite some undesired logical challenges, the team is safe and sound for the night. Tomorrow they will reunite and make their way to Sebaco. where the team of 42 will serve for the week! Check back each night for a recap of the day.
Photo by Kristine Wager for OneWorld Health