GivingMore's first clinic day went very well. Half of our team treated a total of 104 patients at the clinic in Las Salinas, the other part of our team treated 93 patients at the health post in Ascension. Some of the conditions treated today included dengue, chikungunya, diabetes, high blood pressure, bronchitis, ear infections, asthma, parasites, urinary infections, and many others. Two of our doctors gave classes in CPR and First Aid to local teachers, surf guides, and workers at Rancho Santana. Our two dental hygienists helped many patients who have never had a deep cleaning. Our patient pictured above is 93 years old. He was extremely positive and appreciative of the care he received. Overall, it was a great day. Tomorrow we will head to two remote villages north of Las Salinas. Thanks to all our supporters who make this trip possible.
Sixteen volunteers from all over the United States arrived in Managua, Nicaragua yesterday for GivingMore's fourth Medical Brigade to Las Salinas. This year's team is made up of six emergency physicians, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, two dental hygienists, a pediatric ICU nurse, two ER nurses, an interpreter/technician, a pharmacist, and a psychologist. The team loaded up three vans with twenty-five boxes of medications and supplies, and drove four hours to southwest Nicaragua last night. This morning, the supplies were unloaded and organized at FIMRC's medical station in Las Salinas. Tomorrow we will be working at two separate clinics, we will be teaching CPR courses, and delivering medications to the local hospital in Rivas.