Upcoming International Trips:
Dates are constantly being added.
NOVEMBER 2009 – Members of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Vanderbilt ED nursing staff will be going to Guyana on November 5-10. This trip is part of our continuing partnership with health care providers at Georgetown Public Hospital, the main teaching facility in Guyana. Our primary purpose for this trip is to conduct a nursing triage course to strengthen their triage process. The trip will be led by Gary Howard, RN, MBA and International Health fellow Kristin Dettorre, MD. Others who will be going include Drs. Rohde and Russ from our Division, EM resident Carrie Klotz, and Vandy ED nurses Marty Nichols, Ali Grubbs, Morgan Vero and Sara LeBlanc.
JANUARY 2010 - Drs. Russ and Rohde will be going to Maseno Hopsital in Kenya to continue and expand on programs in social marketing behaviors in infant care.
JANUARY 2010 - Members of the division will be going to New Zealand to visit Wanganui Hospital. Actually, we will be backpacking the Milford and Routeburn tracks, but we'll take this opportunity to visit with Wanganui as we plan on partnering with them for resident education.
FEBRUARY 2010 - We are in the planning stages for a trip to Haiti to the Visitation Hospital located in Petite Riviere de Nippes. This trip will be for both educational purposes for the staff there and to staff mobile clinics for patient care.