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Haitian nurse to experience pediatric intensive care unit environment, quality measures
EVENT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital invites Haitian nurse to observe treatment protocols in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
WHEN: Aug. 4-15
TIME: Day and night shifts available. Please call for details.
PLACE: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Atrium, 7 Medical Park Dr., first floor
ABOUT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Director of Quality, Elizabeth Mack, M.D. and a team of nurses and therapists participated in medical mission trips through Project Medishare to care for patients near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The team from Children’s Hospital invited a Haitian nurse to come to the United States and experience two weeks of care in the PICU. The goal is that she will take back information on protocols for intubated patients, how nurses interact with physicians, the importance of double checking medications and ideas for ways to improve care at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Haiti. The PICU here is a very different world from the hospital environment in Haiti.
For more information about Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, call 803-296-KIDS (5437) or visit PalmettoHealth.org/ChildrensHospital.
About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital was South Carolina’s first pediatric hospital. Each year, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital treats more than 80,000 sick and injured children. As a major pediatric referral center, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital maintains more than 30 medical subspecialties devoted strictly to children. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org/ChildrensHospital.