Austere Medical Care in Remote El Salvador With Wendy Hess

Hungry children in refugee camp, distribution of humanitarian foodThis episode features DMAT team member Wendy Hess, an ER nurse and friend of host Sam Bradley. Hosts Sam and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic are also joined in this episode by Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group. Wendy came on the show to chat with the team about her work with a medical aid group called Santa Cruz to El Salvador.

Santa Cruz to El Salvador ( seeks to enhance and enrich the lives of our sisters and brothers in the Cuidadela de Guillermo Ungo, El Salvador as well as our Monterey Bay participants through relationship-building delegations, Prayer Partner connections and fund raising. Santa Cruz al Salvador is comprised of Lutheran and Presbyterian churches in the Monterey Bay area.

Medical aid teams like this one go to many remote areas of the world without definitive healthcare and provides them clinics to treat illnesses and injuries and attempt to improve the health and wellness of communities there. There are many of these NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations) that operate out there like Doctors Without Borders and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can visit these organizations websites and others like them to find out how you can donate money, resources and time to help out communities around the world in need of improved medical care.

Contact Wendy for more information on her trips by email here.

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Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.


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