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Feedback & Review Volunteer Katie Polese Nurse Program Cusco Peru Abroaderview.org

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My Favorite Memory:

It was working as a team with the other nurses from Cusco at Hospital Regional when the Emergency Department would get very busy.

 

I was Surprise:

I was surprise that even thought I was aware that the hospital here would be very different; it was still quite a shock to experience it in person.

 

The most difficult thing I experienced was…

The most difficult and frustrating thing I experienced was taking care of many critical patients without enough or the right medications, medical supplies & equipment that they really needed.

 

My best received lesson:

My best-received lesson was adapting to the different hospital setting & learning how to utilize the limited resources by training & prioritizing patient care.

 

Tip for future Volunteers:

Bring Green Scrubs! Specially seafoam/mint green colors. The nurses here only wear these colored uniforms so it will be confusing if you’re not in the right color. Also bring red & blue pens because the charting is done a certain way with these colors. At the beginning of every shift, introduce yourself to the other nurses so that they know who you are & that you are ready to help wherever they need you. Ask the charge Nurses “when” you should work, because different shifts are busier & need more help than others. For example, I started out working in the mornings, until O asked when they needed the most help & the nurses told main the evenings. Since I was working in the Emergency Department, the number of patients varied from then on, I started to come at 7pm & stayed as long as they needed me each night. There was a significant difference at the time of day & they really did need the extra help then. Some nights it would calm down by 11 or 12 so I would leave then. Other nights there would be so many critical patients & not enough nurses so I would stay & help until the next morning. My best advice is to be willing to absorb & adapt to the different hospital environment. The quicker you learn how they do things there & accept that it’s not as clean & pretty as the hospital you’re used to at home, the quicker you can really jump in there & help.

Essential supplies that you should try your hardest to bring include:

-Stethoscope

-BP Cuffs(s)-There was only 1 for the whole ED

-Pulse Oximeter – Also only one for the whole ED & several patients needed close SpO2 monitoring so try to bring a small one (US$50) that you can wear around your neck.

-Gloves – As many boxes as possible 3-4

-Hand Sanitizer – enough to last your self the entire time, keep a small one in your pocket at all times.

-Honestly any other supplies.. They need it!!!                 

 

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the US and in country?

US staff was great & organized. Very quick to respond & answer questions.

My coordinator in Cusco was wonderful. She really helped get my settle & was very friendly.

 

How would you describe your accommodation?

Host home: Wonderful. Very nice welcoming family

At the hospital it was a little disorganized, as there was no set nurse for me to report in to each shift. However, that was fine because I was very proactive &made the effort to get to know the different nurses each shift so we were able to communicate & work together better. Building good relationships with the other nurses is definitely key to adapting quicker & therefore, being able to help more.

 

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

Absolutely!!. I would actually strongly recommend that any future Cusco nurse volunteers contact me for advice prior to their trip.

 

https://www.abroaderview.org/programs/medical-dental/peru-medical-healthcare

 

#volunteerabroad #peru #cusco #abroaderview

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Feedback Review Charli Cohen Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal Orphanage, Clinic and Farm Program

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Volunteer Name: Charli Cohen
Project Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Program Dates:  June 4 - June 25, 2014
Volunteered At: Orphanage, Clinic and Farm Program
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Feedback Joseph Volunteer in Bulenga, Uganda Childcare/Community program

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How was the local staff and project:  Derek, our local director couldn’t have been nicer.  He frequently went out of his way to help me and my brother and made sure we were comfortable and safe at all times.  He was very helpful and easy to be in touch with.

Would you recommend or speak to others about ABV....I have already told many friends about my experience and how easy it was, and how rewarding it felt.  I have told many people to check it out and I am sure a few will see Uganda through the ABV organization.

 

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#volunteer #uganda #abroaderview

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10 Incredible Volunteer Abroad Organizations You Should Know [LIST] - Goodnet

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A Broader View Volunteers was featured in GoodNet as "10 Incredible Volunteer Abroad Organizations You Should Know"

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Feedback Volunteer Abroad Kimberlee Turner Chile La Serena Teaching Program - YouTube

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Feedback Volunteer Abroad Andrea Reichmuth Chile La Serena Orphanage Program - YouTube

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Feedback Review Leona Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal Health Care Program

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Volunteer Name: Leona Leung - Kathmandu, Nepal, 6/2/14-6/16/14
Pre-medical/ Community Hospital
"During my trip to Nepal, I was extremely hesitant at first because I am going into a foreign country on my own. A Broader View made me feel extremely safe and prepared me to go into this amazing journey I was about to experience. The hospital staff I was able to work with taught me so many things, and I observed more than I expected too. I definitely had an unforgettable learning experience at the hospital. The free time to sight see Nepal was a definite plus, because this country is so beautiful, and the people there made it more welcoming. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience in the pre-med/pre-nursing program in Nepal".

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Feedback Review Madeleine Volunteer in Belize Orphanage program

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Volunteer Name: Madeleine Emery
Project Location: Belize
Program Dates: May 26- June 9, 2014          
Volunteered At: Children's Home
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Feedback Erica Volunteer in Honduras La Ceiba - Hospital and Orphanage program

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How was the service of the local Abroaderview Coordinator and staff?
Great! They made sure I was happy and responded quickly to any questions.

Can you give tips for future volunteers on what to bring as donations for the program?
For the childrencare program, I recommend donating books, school supplies, plastic cups, bowls, plates and silverware.
Fort he achives program at the hospital, I recommend donating office supplies.

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Feedback Volunteer Abroad Andrea Valderrama Peru Cusco Health Care Program - YouTube

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Feedback Volunteer Christine Walsh Peru Cusco Health Care Program - YouTube

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Feedback Volunteer Davi Cheshire Peru Cusco Children's Program - YouTube

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Feedback Stephanie Volunteer in Kpando, Ghana, Children Home and School Program

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What was your favorite memory of this trip?
The people of Kpando! Everyone was so warm and welcoming; it made teaching in front of a class easier than expected. I loved greeting people on the way to school and children’s home and I loved being greeted by the children!

Also visiting the island was a great experience. The children were eager to learn and we got to show our donations to them, including showing the class how to use a jump rope and using the teacher as our subject; they loved it!

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?  
Realizing the health issues of some of the children of the children’s home and other poor situations some of them have been through broke my heart. They were all so happy to see the volunteers and play and its sad knowing there’s not much I can do to improve their situation.

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
I felt very prepared. The orientation guide provided by ABV and reading previous reviews helped me with my packing list. We were lucky that the week we were there wasn’t too bad with the heat too.
I feel we came to Ghana with an open mind and were ready for a new experience.

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
Definitely follow the guide provided by ABV. As far as donations, it may be best to contact Edem or Jesse directly. All of our donations went to good use, but it seemed as though they needed some things more than others.
If you get the time be sure to check out Wli waterfalls and the monkey sanctuary!

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
The ABV staff was very helpful with getting me ready for my first trip outside of the United States. Whenever I had a question it was always answered within a day, if not, sooner.

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
Edem and his family have huge hearts and a lot of goals. At times it seems Edem has too much on his plate, and he could be a little hard to get a hold of. But in the end he was a great support and he did so much for my family and I and we really appreciated it. He is a selfless man!

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
Having only a week for spend in Ghana, we wanted to get the most out of each day. We taught health and hygiene at a local school in the mornings and helped out at the children’s home in the afternoon. The people of Kpando were amazing and very welcoming.

Living with Peter and Mary was great, if we ever needed something there was no hesitation to ask, they made us feel right at home… and Mary’s cooking was delicious. We were lucky to be volunteering at the same time as some other awesome volunteers, it made the experience all the more enjoyable.

I felt as if I was able to test the waters for volunteering in a foreign country. I would definitely like to do this again, but for at least 3 weeks! It’s amazing that only a week can leave such an impact

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Of course.

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Feedback Review Elizabeth Baggett Volunteer in Xela, Guatemala

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Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Baggett
Project Location: Xela, Guatemala
Program Dates: May 11  to May 25 2014
Volunteered at: Children's Project and Pre-medical


1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
Excellent! The coordinators answered any questions I ever had and always were checking in on me.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
Public transportation. Easy and safe but very different from the US

3- What was most difficult to experience?
The rain!

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
If you´re coming during the rainy season, bring rain boots, umbrella, rain coat, etc.

5.1-Other things volunteers should know:
a.  Always have an open mind
b.  Be ready for anything
c.  Learn the language while you´re here!
d.  Taste all the foods.

6- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
ABV provided me an excellent experience in Xela. I couldn´t have been happier. I am so glad ABV was able to get connected with such great volunteer locations. I really loved it all.

7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
Great! My host family felt like family. Great food, great people, and safe!

8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
The kids at the volunteer centers.

9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Excellent. Always responded to questions ASAP. Thank you!

10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes!


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Feedback Review Elizabeth Volunteer in Bulenga, Uganda Teaching and Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Labre
Project Location: Bulenga, Uganda
Program Dates: May 22 to July 10, 2014
Volunteered at:  Orphanages/Schools
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10 Incredible Volunteer Abroad Organizations You Should Know | Volunteer Abroad News

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Feedback Craig Volunteer in Colombia - Cartagena - Volunteering Social Welfare Program

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Volunteer Name: Craig Brent  (Australia)
Project Location: Colombia - Cartagena
Program Dates: May 25 - June 8, 2014
Volunteered at:  Social Welfare
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Feedback Volunteer Abroad Samuel Weiss Chile La Serena Teaching Program - YouTube

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Feedback Review Dorothy Volunteer in Cusco, Peru Medical program Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer: Dorothy Liu-Barbaro - Cusco, Peru / Dates: May 5 - May 30, 2014 Volunteered: Centro de Salud/Medical volunteer

"Volunteering with A Broader View in Cusco was a wonderful experience, as a doctor. I learned a lot about the Peruvian healthcare system and appreciated positive and negative aspects of it. I enjoyed working at both a private hospital and the public clinic and learned how healthcare resources are allocated in a system very different from ours in the USA. I learned how important the family system is here in Peru and was pleased to see how patients often had multiple family members stay with them during their hospital stay. These family members were instrumental in purchasing medications and seeing to their families needs".

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#volunteer #peru #cusco #abroaderview

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Feedback Review Alex Volunteer in Belize Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

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Volunteer Name: Alex L. Koplin
Project Location: Belize
Program Dates: June 06 - June 14, 2014
Volunteered At: Orphanage

 

This trip really helped me. It refueled my batteries and gave me a new perspective about life.

I realize this is corny and a little trite, but it did help me. Being with my daughter who is 18, and watching her and having a close person to talk to was great. Seeing how others with very little are so grateful each day for what they have is a great lesson and reminder of what we have here. The kids at the orphanage were all welcoming and well behaved. It was great interacting with them.

They were positive around us and some let us get closer and develop some positive relationships.

 

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#volunteer #belize #abroaderview


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Feedback-review Ethan Volunteer in Volta Region, Ghana Medical Program

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Volunteer Name: Ethan Kandeeban
Dates: April 27 - May 25, 2014
Location: Volta Region, Ghana
Project:  Pre-medical/health Ghana
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Traveling to Ghana and working with locals on various healthcare initiatives was one of the greatest experience of my life. I went to Ghana expecting to teach about basic healthcare regimes and came back to Canada with a wealth of knowledge I had no idea I would receive.  An experience like this changes the soul and the core of who you, it even reduces me to tears thinking about it all. I would recommend this to anyone who has a love for healthcare, travel, people and especially those who want to figure out if healthcare is what they want to do with their lives. There is a reason they call Ghana the “Gateway of Africa” and from experience, I can promise this to be true. It is hard to believe, but there wasn’t a single time I was afraid in Ghana. The people there were unbelievably friendly, the traditions and culture was absolutely fascinating and it is a country that is easy to navigate and have as your own as you travel and make footprints in the world.


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Volunteer Abroad Youtube Channel breaks 5.000.000 view for a non profit www.abroaderview.org

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A Broader View Volunteers  just got over 5.000.000 views on our Youtube Channel please check our channel, subscribe, like and comment one of our 705 videos https://www.youtube.com/user/abroadervieworg

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Feedback Volunteer Lidia Peru Cusco Childrens Program - YouTube

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Feedback Volunteer Andrew Rose Ecuador Quito Teaching Program - YouTube

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Feedback Volunteer Abroad Elizabeth Baggett Guatemala Xela Children's Project and Pre-medical Programs

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