Brattleboro Nurses in Nicaragua – 3

Brattleboro Nurses in Nicaragua – 3

We just finished our second to last day teaching at the hospital. Again, 40 doctors and nurses in a room without air conditioning in nearly 100 degree heat. Despite the conditions, everyone remained attentive and participatory. Were growing fond of our nicaraguan colleagues. ┬áToday’s themes included medications and lactation, feeding issues for high risk mothers and infants and counseling mothers who are HIV positive around infant feeding.

We spent time today on the labor unit where six women at a time all labor side by side alone on slim mattresses in a small hot room. There is limited monitoring or patient comfort, the providers are simply stretched to thin.

In the photo are three nursing supervisors who wanted to thank you for supporting us. They say ” hola a su Jefa”. “hi to your chief”.