Matagalpa

Hi Readers! I just finished my 2ish weeks on the road traveling between hospitals so I’m going to do a few blog posts (one for each hospital/town I went to). I was helping the EWH participants transition into working in the hospitals and checking in on their home-stays. This basically involved me getting to work on medical equipment with each group for a day or two because, for the most part, there were no issues.

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Danni and Whitney meeting the tech that works at their hospital, Omar. Looking pretty cool leaning on the incubator he’s working on.

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Fetal/Maternal Monitor. It needs a new re-chargeable battery so that it can work without being plugged in.

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Maintenance on an aspirator. Omar really likes to paint old metal devices chrome to prevent rust. I think it looks pretty good but its kind of an inside joke now because so many things are getting painted chrome…

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Mistakes were made. But at least her hands won’t be rusty.

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Plenty to work on here. Infant heating light being used as storage alongside a few aspirators, centrifuges, EKGs, etc.

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Handheld fetal doppler. There were a weirdly large amount of Neonatal devices to work on.

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Old version of EKG. Pretty cool device the bulbs compress to pinch the metal onto your skin. If any doctors are reading ignore the printed out sheet, I definitely hooked myself up wrong… My heart works ok for now.

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And then I hiked to the top of a mountain with a cross to look down at the city. It’s really pretty in a bowl of a valley.

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Mary was there to keep me company.

Then I went on to Somoto!

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