TEAM(S) NICARAGUA: CLINIC DAY 1
On Monday our group had the opportunity to tour the standing clinic here in Sebaco. We met some of the staff and saw where patients are able to receive exams and treatment from several different specialists. We were impressed by the extensive services provided by the team here on a daily basis.
After our tour we drove a few minutes down the road to set up for our first day of clinic in a local church. Although we had to work through a few kinks of setting up for the first time, we were able to meet with and provide medical treatment to over 200 men, women and children from the community. It was a fantastic first day to get a feel for what the rest of the week has in store.
NICARAGUA TEAM TWO (El Viejo)
Today was the first day of clinic! Being the first day, there was a little apprehension not knowing exactly what we would see and do. After we set up all of the stations and began to see our first patients of the day, everything quickly fell into place.
We were involved in the patient triage. This is where patients come and are first evaluated to find out what is wrong and what type of provider is needed. The only way we can communicate to our patients is through a translator, and the one we had today ended up being an unexpected blessing to us! After about the first 8-10 patients came to us, he quickly adapted and without having to even discuss our routine, he just made everything easier and helped it to flow smoothly!
By the end of the day we had seen over 240 patients but he was not done. You could see his servant heart wanting more of his people to come and receive the medical care that we were providing–he would have stayed there and worked all night had more people still been in line seeking help! The love that he showed for his fellow neighbors and countrymen was amazing!
+ Leon Moore
+ Chandler Blevins