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 […]

As the SCCM Team field prepares for the first Dominican FCCS provider and instructor course, developments brought to light the need for intermediate care beds for the seriously ill patients. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has given a generous grant to SESPAS (the Dominican Ministry of Health) to set up this unit in town […]

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The team has spread out today in various capacities. Some have headed back to US. Others to Haiti and others preparing for courses. As many of the initial volunteers are returning to their homes from Haiti, we encourage SCCM members and non members to share their experiences with all of us on this web site. […]

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