Nursing Team #PAN106NUR7

COUNTRY: Panama

ARRIVAL: October 6, 2018
DEPARTURE: October 12, 2018
DURATION: 7 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Panama City
DEPARTURE CITY: Panama City
COST: $1295

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide nursing/global health services to those in need. While in Panama they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

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.


Panama

Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. With access to two different oceans, and containing mountains, a vast rainforest, the modern metropolis of Panama City and the Panama Canal, there is a lot to do and see. Added to Panama’s incredible geographical diversity is an intriguing contrast of cultures. Panama contains a rich array of cultures ranging from indigenous and Latino to peoples of African, Asian, and European descent.


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

Karol Gomez Assistant Team Leader Panama
Karol Gomez
Assistant Team Leader

Karol is an enthusiastic and energetic assistant team leader, who is also ISL-Panama’s Salsa teacher. She is an English language graduate.

Yarelis Gonzalez Assistant Team Leader Panama
Yarelis Gonzalez
Assistant Team Leader

Yarelis began working with ISL as a volunteer in her home town of Rio Sereno, near the border of Panama and Costa Rica. As an English language graduate, she is a very enthusiastic translator and assistant team leader.

Edwin Tenorio Assistant Team Leader Panama
Edwin Tenorio
Assistant Team Leader

Edwin comes from a “campesino” family in the country. He began working with ISL as a volunteer after he graduated from high school. Now, as an assistant team leader, he enjoys practicing his fluent English with ISL volunteers and says he likes all the games they teach him!

Jose Amet Caballero Team Leader Panama
Jose Amet Caballero
Team Leader

Jose is a musician, tour guide and chef; he also has great compassion for his people in Panama. He loves working for ISL and enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of Panama history and culture with ISL volunteers.

Soleid Del Cid Team Leader Panama
Soleid Del Cid
Team Leader

Soleid recently became a first-time mother who understands now more than ever, the importance of bringing help to the children and moms of her community.

Plinio Montenegro Team Leader Panama
Plinio Montenegro
Team Leader

Plinio is an extreme adventurer. As ISL’s Hike for Humanity Team Leader, he knows the back country and the “campesinos and indigenous” people and their needs. When not with ISL teams, Plinio works in the tourism industry.

Antonio Singh
Antonio Singh
Country Coordinator

Antonio Singh has been an enthusiastic community volunteer since he was a teenager. He considers working with ISL “a great opportunity” to further his passion to help the needy. He also enjoys watching ISL volunteers grow into professionals who share his passion.

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

Panama

Sample Nursing Itinerary

9 Day Program

 

Important Program Note:  Teams will participate in some of the following nursing activities: home visits, institutional assignments, community clinics and work with professionals, class practice for taking vitals, suture and injection class, and school screenings/health education sessions. Therefore, time periods noted as “Global Health Activities” may refer to any of the above, to be determined based on volunteer expertise level and needs of our community at the time.

 

Optional Activities: Are available upon request.

 

Day 1:  Arrive in Panama City, Panama, travel to housing; settle into housing, dinner ; prepare donations for clinic and rest.

 

Day 2: Practical and Medical Orientation; Medical Spanish class; Cultural Seminar.

 

Day 3:  Travel to community; Global Health Activities; Suture Seminar.

 

Day 4:  Global Health Activities; Injection Seminar.

 

Day 5:  Global Health Activities; Tropical Disease Seminar.

 

Day 6:  Global Health Activities; group reflection.

 

Day 7:  Share with the community; travel back to Panama City; tour city and Panama Canal.

 

Day 8:  Recreation; beach – Taboga Island.

 

Day 9: Departure.