Nursing Team #Preceptorship

COUNTRY: Belize

ARRIVAL: October 8, 2016
DEPARTURE: October 16, 2016
DURATION: 9 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Belize City
DEPARTURE CITY: Belize City
COST: $1895

Nursing Teams

ISL’s nursing teams actively participate in health clinic service, in partnership with local community agencies, in an effort provide acute care and public health education to vulnerable populations. Volunteers are introduced to issues relevant to healthcare professions such as nursing, medicine, social work, counseling, education, and allied health professions.

Our nursing program was developed to provide a learning experience that strengthens cultural competency in an ethnically diverse setting, while providing genuine service in developing communities.


Belize

Enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Belize, rich with Spanish and British influence, featuring attractions such as Mayan archaeological sites, the world’s second longest barrier reef, caves and rivers, along with a variety of cultural foods, while serving and learning amongst its peoples.

While public health care in Belize is available to the population at no direct cost to the individual, most rural health clinics suffer from inadequate staffing, lack of financial resources to handle the patient volume, and a lack of equipment and medicine, according to the World Health Organization.  Many families also lack the resources to travel to the nearest health care facility. Join ISL in aiding developing communities in Belize!


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, drinking water, instruction by licensed medical professionals, coursework, medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

What to Bring

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

Gidda Hyde Team Leader Belize
Gidda Hyde
Team Leader

Gidda is a native Belizean who has worked with ISL since 2009. Her natural leadership skills and easy going personality makes her an excellent Team Leader.

Juliet Moguel Assistant Country Coodinator Belize
Juliet Moguel
Assistant Country Coodinator

Juliet is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2010. When not helping Denise prepare for ISL teams, she lectures at a local college.

Denise Neal Coyoc
Denise Neal Coyoc
Country Coordinator

Denise is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2007. As a former teacher, she is extremely well organized and able to deal efficiently with the myriad of details involved in preparing for ISL team visits to Belize. Her easy-going personality enables her to work calmly under team deadlines! She loves to cook and travel in her spare time.

Rose Anderson Belize Team Leader
Rose Anderson
Team Leader

Rose is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL for over 2008. Her experience as a health educator with the Ministry of Health and her extensive knowlege of western Belize qualifies her as an excellent Team Leader.

Javier Requena Belize Team Leader
Javier Requena
Team Leader

Javier is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2011. Volunteers love his easy going personality. As a self-employed business owner, he is able to arrange his schedule to work with ISL teams whenever he is needed.

Ana Castellanos Belize Team Leader
Ana Castellanos
Team Leader

Ana is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2012. As a former teacher, her organizational skills and extensive knowlege of Belize history and culture make her an excellent Team Leader.

Fidelio Montes Jr. Team Leader / Driver Belize
Fidelio Montes Jr.
Team Leader / Driver

Fidelio is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2011. When not leading ISL teams, he is a freelance tour guide. His out-going personality and extensive knowlege of Belize make him an excellent Team Leader.

Antonio Coyoc Team Leader Belize
Antonio Coyoc
Team Leader

One of ISL’s most experienced and energetic Team Leaders, Antonio’s work as a Public Health Nurse with the Ministry of Health makes him a valuable asset to our programs and teams.

Activity Information

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Itinerary

Sat. Oct 8        Arrive, settle into lodging

Sun. Oct 9      “Welcome to Belize” Orientation, city tour, visit Xunantunich Archaeological Site, enjoy traditional

                          Belizean dinner and dancing

Mon, Oct 10   Morning: Home Visits with ISL staff

                         Afternoon: Meet with Dra. Solano

                         Evening: Natural Medicine Seminar

Tue, Oct 11     Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic with Dra. Solano

                     Evening: Hike to Cahal Peck, the ruin of the palatial, hilltop home of an elite Maya family

Wed, Oct 12  Morning: Home Visits with ISL staff

                        Afternoon: Visit Mopan Health Clinic and Benque House of Culture

                        Evening: Seminar on current health concerns (Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya)

Thur, Oct 13 Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic with Dra. Solano

                       Evening: Dinner with a Belizean nurse

Fri, Oct 14    Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic with Dra. Solano

                    Evening: Visit the San Ignacio Community Hospital 

Sat, Oct 15    Relax at Caye Caulker

Sun, Oct 16  Depart