Date of Clinic: January 21, 2012
Total # of volunteers: 12 volunteers
Names of Volunteers:
Nam Chi Vu
# of Health Professionals:
Health Professionals: 1 resident (Cynthia Wilson) 1 dentist (Dr. Raja)
Total Patients Seen: 15
# Special Cases:
There was a man who came in with psoriasis. It was all around his arms, neck, and armpits.
A 60yo woman has highly uncontrolled diabetes. She also has angina and leg cramps/pain. The resident gave her 3 different medications. The patient didn’t want to take one of the medications given because she said it makes sick.
Besides those two cases, most of the patients came in because of virals or influenzas
Pharmacy: Out of labels and surgical masks
Vitals: need more gloves
Translator: We were short on translators
Histories: The patient history folders were well organized
Total # of volunteers: 16
# of Health Professionals: 1 + his wife
Health Professionals: Dr. Darren Chambers
Total Patients Seen: 26 patients
Pharmacy: Ran out of sandwich bags for the medications, so LiYin and Amy went to buy some more.
Vitals: Two new blood pressure cuffs and a new scale helped. There weren’t any blood glucose strips, so Ricky and Amy went to buy some more.
Translator: 4 volunteers were native Spanish speakers, which made patient histories pretty accurate and facilitated the flow of patients into and out of clinic. The doctor himself is a Spanish speaker, and did not require a translator.
Histories: Crystal and Vanessa, native Spanish speakers, switched off getting patient histories. Amy still working on the patient history labels. She will finish them up in SD. Will switch to manila folders with tabs on the top, switch to organization by birthdate, and get rid of green hanging files.
Other: We almost had to have clinic outdoors due to the roof being incomplete. The entire building was covered, so we could hold clinic indoors, despite some of the building materials being all over the triage room. The mold smell in the pharmacy is much better now. The fiesta went well. Prizes were handed out, face-painting, and a piñata was set up for the kids.
Doctors: 3 residents, Erica Sanford, Gabe, and Sow
Volunteers: 4 cars’ worth, about 17 volunteers
• patient history keeping system improvement:
o They will be organized by DOB (MM/DD/YYYY) but we’ll still put their name, as given (first, middle, last last) underneath to check their identity when they come back
o Need to get the gallon hanging files to put the files in
• special cases:
o 1yo baby with down syndrome had a hole in the heart common for kids with down syndrome to have heart problems); will get a special toy for her and told her to see a cardiologist; will need surgery; family did not seem to have a problem with getting the surgery
o sister of that baby had stomach problems, suspect H pylori infection (causes ulcers). Gave her some antacids, and told them to come back next month and we need to buy the drugs needed for H pylori treatment and give to her at the Dec 10th clinic
o And it rained during the week; there was a waterfall in the dental room it seems and Maria Elena got shocked pretty bad when she went in. need to fix the roof, then can fix up other areas. Blood pressure cuff was wet and broken, scale was also broken; need new ones
o brought down over $10,000 worth of donated meds, from Kingsway and nice new ear thermometers, and glucose strips from Medwish (plus some intubating stuff, amusingly enough) and many brought in by a member with connections to doctors in OC (were not stopped, ran into no problems with the meds; had a customs letter from DIF for each car just in case but we did not need to use it)
o Progress on roof: Anelah gave Maribel from DIF the rest of the donation, Maribel will contact the contractor on Tuesday, then the actual building should take 10 days; they will put our meds in the pharmacy in boxes marked A-G to protect them from the elements and local hooligans while that room is exposed. Hope that we will have new roof before the end of the year.
The Flying Samaritans at UCSD had another successful trip operating our clinic in Ensenada, Mexico on October 15th. With the help of over 10 volunteers and Dr. Patel, we were able to see 24 patients, and provide them with necessary care. Two children were brought to our clinic with strabismus – they were cross eyed. However, Dr. Patel was able to diagnose them and we were able to provide them with transportation to the Tecate Eye Clinic, also run by the Flying Samaritans. It was fortunate that we they were able to receive attention at a young age, or else they would have had permanent problems with their vision. Afterwards, we began to reorganize our medicine cabinets and we got ready for the winter season with additional cough medicines. Another breakthrough was made in regards to fixing the roof to the clinic. One of the co-presidents of the Flying Sams at UCSD, Anelah McGinness, along with the help of Dr. Patel, the Palomar Chapter president John Muesselman, and Mac Pandergash from Vista Rotary were able to finalize the roof project with our friends from DIF and Rotary sponsors. With the generous help of Rotary, we look forward to the installation of a new roof before the rainy season – a project to which Rotary has donated over $1800. The second trip of the school year was a successful one, and there is hope that the rest of the trips will proceed the same way.
Total # of volunteers: 16 volunteers ( 5 volunteers from SDSU)
Names of Volunteers:
# of Health Professionals:
Health Professionals: 3 (Dr. Patel, Dr. Raja (our first dentist), and Chinnu)
There was an 87 yo lady that came by herself. It seemed like she doesn’t get that much attention from home.
Dr. Patel will act as overseeing physician at our upcoming clinic trip on Saturday, September 17th. Link for sign ups: