Category Archives: Hospital

Inspiration

On rare occasions you meet people who despite their seemingly impossible circumstances have still managed to survive.  Not just survive, but thrive. Meet Stella, an 11-year-old student at AMG.  As I walk across the school yard she comes out of … Continue reading

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Chirala – The Fisherman Community

This past week I went out to Chirala, which is along the coast and roughly an hour drive from Chilakaluripet.  Being mainly a fisherman community, and so close to the Bay of Bengal, the smell of fish permeates the air.  … Continue reading

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Medical Camp

This past week AMG put on a medical camp in a local slum community for the children and their families there.  It was hosted at a daycare center, that AMG also runs, providing free education to the children that would otherwise be … Continue reading

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TB Hospital

 Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Airborne, acid-fast bacilli.  Lipid-rich cell wall.  Aerobic.  Can survive in a dry state for weeks.  Takes up residence in your lungs and multiples unchecked inside macrophages.  Approximately one-third of the world is said to be carrying TB, but not everyone is in the … Continue reading

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Nurse: Patient Advocate

The day started out with a normal hip replacement, which is a pretty big surgery for the hospital here.  After a while you get used to the way things are here.  At least some things.  I still think that you … Continue reading

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A documentation nightmare…or dream…

If HIPAA were to do an inspection here in India they would have a heyday.  The standard guidelines and protocols simply don’t exist.  Yet anyway.  The whole concept of patient confidentiality is just beginning to surface here, but has yet … Continue reading

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Back to Our Roots

I felt a little closer to our nursing roots today, by experiencing something that I thought was long outdated.  I helped cut, fold, and roll our own bandages today with scissors that Florence herself probably used.  After this somewhat aggravating experience, because … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Life

Even better than being forced to watch the video (which, being home schooled I didn’t have that, let’s say, privilege), I actually got to witness this today.  It was a C-section, but still incredible.  After doing an epidural, and scrubbing … Continue reading

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Operation Theatre

“So you want to study theatre?”  Those words used to have a very different meaning to me, but here they just mean the operating theatre, AKA, the OR.  Talk about a different experience. Here are just a few of the … Continue reading

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