Only One More Set of Cables to Go!
HELP! HA needs cables for patient monitors! In March HA’s only Emergency Room patient monitor stopped working and cannot be repaired. We received a donation of several Phillips monitors, but they were missing the cables to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen. Thanks to your donations in April, we obtained one set of cables for the monitors. Please help us reach our goal to buy a second set for the emergency room!
Providing Support for High Risk Pregnancies
A new initiative brings women from rural areas with high-risk pregnancies to the Hospitalito to familiarize them with services and answer questions about support available to them throughout their pregnancy. The women, along with a family member or trusted friend, receive a tour of the hospital, a talk on complications that can arise during a high risk pregnancy and assistance in creating an emergency plan for their birth. We hope these visits will help the families to make the right choices.
Lolita Takes Her First Steps
Lolita, 3, was able to take her first steps this month thanks to a generous donation of specialized orthotics. Lolita is sponsored through HA's Maternal Infant Sponsorship Program, and has benefited greatly from the support since her birth. At four months old, Lolita was diagnosed with spina bifida, a developmental disorder that disrupted the development of her spinal cord and left her unable to walk. With her new braces and continued therapy, Lolita will soon be able to walk on her own and build up her muscular strength,
Ambulance Transfers Increase Drastically
Ambulance driver Josué has been averaging about 15 patient transfers per month. That’s a lot of hours on the road to the National Hospital in Sololá or Guatemala City. The reasons for transfer vary often patients can be stabilized but then require an orthopedic specialist, blood transfusion, general surgery, or neonatal ICU care. Thanks to everyone who helped make the ambulance service available.
Hospitalito Says Adios to Long-Term Volunteers
This month, Hospitalito says adios to long-term volunteers Jenna and Mike, who are moving to Kansas City. Jenna, a Princeton in Latin America Fellow, has been working in the Office of Development for two years doing donor and volunteer communication and much more. Mike, a Fulbright Fellow, has been coordinating trainings and evaluations for the hospital's diabetes program for one year. We will miss them and wish them the best of luck in their upcoming adventures!
Hospitalito Atitlán is now offering Continuing Medical Education credits for physicians who want to learn medical Spanish.
Each course is conducted over one week in beautiful Santiago Atitlán, and physicians can earn up to 25 CME credits.
Courses are scheduled eight times through 2015.
Accreditation and Credit Information
The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of "25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To learn more and to sign up, visit us at: www.hospitalitoatitlan.org/CME/