As the last members of our field team prepare for the trip home, I hope that Dr. Reed and Dr. Baldisseri have a safe trip.  I am certain your family, friends and colleagues will be glad to hear when you have arrived home. It is very clear to me that our mission is not over.  […]

Before we head back home tomorrow to normalcy and cold weather, I just wanted to share a few last thoughts with all of you who have been reading our blogs faithfully. This has been a learning experience for us in every sense of the word – we were able to see disaster victims first-hand and […]

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As our mission winds down, our chances to  do hands on patient care dwindle. A few days ago, it appeared that we had a real chance to do  patient care while setting up an intermediate unit at the Haitian border funded in part by Pan American Health Organziation and faciliated by Dominican Health Ministry. A place to receive, stabilize […]

The first Fundamental Critical Care Support course (FCCS) was held at the Iberoamerican Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on February 1-2. Over sixty medical students, residents, attending physicians, and nurses from the Dominican Republic and Haiti attended the two day course. The course is designed to give basic critical care provider skills to non critical […]

View a photographic record from SCCM’s Disaster Field Team as they travel from their base in Santo Domingo to Jimani. See the improvised hospitals set up in this border town, using nearby buildings, tents, and trailers to house patients. See what the team saw in Santo Domingo as dedicated medical staff try to care for […]

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