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Apr 14

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Little Catching up to do! – Caitlan S.

Well, it has been two weeks since my last blog post! So I (Caitlan S.) have a little catching up to do!  This past week I was fortunate enough to be at Save a Life Centre in Village of Hope with Lauren (which we will post about soon) and the week before I was on […]

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Apr 14

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Short and Sweet in Sefula

     Working at the Sefula Health Center was a great way to end our clinical experience. Unfortunately we only had three short days at the clinic due to a house illness (we will spare you the details), but our impression was that this clinic was clean, well run, and progressive. We had the opportunity […]

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Apr 14

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A Matter of Life, Death, and Sparkles

     I apologize for posting so late!  Our internet has been shotty at best and I’ve been sick for most of the week.  This post is in regards to my fourth clinical week, where I was placed in the Out Patient Department (OPD).  I must warn you it was not an easy start to […]

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Apr 14

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Can you imagine?

Can you imagine….. Worrying that you may have been exposed to the HIV virus, and then… Getting enough courage to go to the clinic to get tested, and then…. Arriving at the clinic after traveling from afar only to wait in a long line up, and then… Feeling anxious, scared and alone while waiting to […]

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Apr 14

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Back to Basics

Last week the three of us (Lauren, Ali, and Robyn) were on the Maternity Ward.  On Monday morning a woman was in labour and we had the opportunity to see the birth of her beautiful baby girl before the end of our shift.  From our experience on the maternity ward we have gained a new […]

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Apr 14

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Sefula: An Extremely “Precious” Clinic

Savannah: This week Leah & I (Savannah Moody) spent the week at Sefula Clinic. Located about 20 minutes outside of Mongu. It is a small clinic that has expanded through out its years of operation. With in our first 10 minutes of being in Sefula Clinic we noticed all the encouraging signs and quotes. Reminding […]

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Apr 14

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Teaching in Limited Resourced Setting

Teaching in Limited Resourced Setting I have now had the opportunity to teach a few times in Mongu. What an eye-opener! I will try to refrain when I get back to Canada from complaining about classroom sizes, the weather, and AV equipment (but I cannot promise that will happen J). I taught in the following […]

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Apr 14

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Last Week on the Men’s Ward

It has been quite a week. Today I am realizing that this my last day as nursing student. This week on the men’s ward was challenging because of the number of acute patients and the limited resources . It also was a challenge as nine out of the 12 of us came down with a […]

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Apr 14

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ART Clinic Week Four

This week we Caitlin R and Aryn were placed in the ART (antiretroviral therapy) Clinic at the hospital. This unit is strictly for HIV infected individuals and those to be tested. We spent the week moving through counseling, adherence, meeting with the clinical officer and all of the other stages a person who comes into […]

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