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Hola! Clinics Begin!!

Today is the first day that we were able to host a clinic.  We all dressed in our scubs, loaded up our medication/equipment and headed to Casa Quemada.

This is Kaitlin with some of the Honduras children at the clinic at Casa Quemada!

We all had to have translators because only one team member we brought is fluent in Spanish, although I think I will be close to it after this week is over! 😉

We set up 3 stations.  There was triage, the doctors, and then pharmacy.  I was in triage today, but I will have a chance to work in all 3 stations before we leave.

Alyssa (me), and Kristin at the Triage station at Casa Quemada on the first day of clinics!

In triage, We were the first to have contact with the patients.  We would quickly assess each one of them.  We would check blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, temperature, blood sugar, age, pregnancy status and for chief complaint.  After the basic we would focus on their main problem and then assess it further.   Most of the cases were high blood pressure, allergies, eye irritation, diarrhea, stomach aches, bone pain, brain pain, and the common colds.  We were also equipped to take children and pregnant mothers and we would try to provide prenatal vitamins and anti-parasite meds, as well.  The first day we were able to see 151 patients from 9-3 with an hour lunch break.

The Hondurans waiting outside the clinic when we pulled up at 0900!

There are no words that I can say to describe how precious and sweet all the Honduran people were.  We all cannot wait to help more in the days to come!  Tomorrow is Sunday and we have been asked to attend one of their church services and then we will be able to go to town and shop at the city of angels.   I will continue to post updates.




Hey Everyone!! My name is Alyssa Pounders and I am a 4th level nursing student at the University of North Alabama. I am currently set to graduate December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Whenever I am not busy studying I love to go out for a run or hit the Tennessee River on jet-ski's. Basically other than that, I am busy living the fun filled life of a 22 year old college girl. I earn my money by waitressing and working at a local hospital. This August I plan to take an educational adventure to Honduras and 7 of my fellow nursing students are coming with me. We have the guidance of Mrs. Charlotte Cramer our nursing instructor who will be coming along with us. Follow and keep up with my blog and I'll fill you in on all of our exciting adventures in Honduras!

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