Mission Blogs

Peru: Hand Therapy Blog

As part of the team of volunteer healthcare providers who participated in Hand Help’s 2019 medical trip to Lima, Peru’s Children’s Hospital, there were 2 Certified Hand Therapists, Virginia Ells (OT/CHT) and Adam Crelling (OT/CHT).

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Peru: Nursing Blog

From the nursing aspect, an immense amount of planning goes into every aspect of the trip like perioperative patient care, regulations, and approvals of our manifests of equipment, instrumentation, and supplies from the government (both US and abroad).

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Peru: OR Surgeon Blog

We had a team of attendings, a fellow, residents, and medical students complete 45 surgeries during the week, including everything from trigger finger releases to polydactyly release and web-space deepening to index pollicization procedures.

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Peru - Clinic Day

Our screening clinic day began Sunday morning at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (National Institute of Child Health) in Lima, Peru. After unloading our large duffle bags and boxes of supplies, we were greeted by 100+ children and their families.

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Peru - Arrival Day/Setup

Each year, preparation for the trip begins several months in advance. This year, fundraising efforts started in September of 2018 and involved online donation platforms as well as the organization of Hand Help’s major fundraising event.

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