Coordinators: Andres Perkins
Patients seen: 26
Four cars with general members, officers, and a pharmacist met at Stein Parking lot, UCSD at 5:30am and arrived at clinic at about 9:00am. Providers drove themselves with an officer and got there at around 9:30am. Everything was flowing well starting at around 9:45am. Histories/Vitals were finished about two hours before providers were (we saw many patients, and there were supposed to be 3 providers, but one dropped). I sent one wave (with multiple officers) to eat before, so that there wouldn’t be people waiting around and talking loudly. Public Health had a presentation and Dental was very busy, leaving at 6:00pm. Providers left with two officers and did not get tacos. The three other cars stopped to get tacos, then at a pharmacy to dispose of expired medication. We got lost for about 10 minutes, but an officer used Google Maps to get us on track. We took highway 1 up to the San Ysidro border, which was a complicated route with heavy traffic and many traffic lights. We have decided to not take that route anymore. All cars got back by 8:30pm besides dental, which got back at around 11:00pm.
Thanks to Melissa Andrew for the Production of this video.
Total Health Professionals: 2
Nurse midwife: Susan Bass
Nurse Practitioner: Catherine Konyn
Healer: Peter Konyn
Total Volunteers: 15
Total Patients Seen: 39
Goiter in Thyroid surgery patient-levels of TSH need to be checked
Reports, Suggestions, or Comments:
Pharmacy: Bring Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, blankets to lay down on counter, paper towels, buy more iron and children’s Claritin, buy more gummy vitamins. Bring pumocort or QVac (for asthma) from our clinic next time for patient. Bring Hemoglobin test for a patient next time. Bring CBC test and TSH test next time.
Vitals: remind healthcare providers to please bring their own stethoscope and odoscope. Get pediatric cuffs from Dr. Patrick again for next trip. Bring sheet with normal parameters for the different age groups to have as reference for volunteers
- Carrot/Oreo experiment for Dental
- Coloring in your food plate drawing for public health
- Women’s hygiene talk by Nurse Susan
Translators: Anael, Joana, Joseline, Krystal, Yajhaira
Histories: Anael, Joana, Joseline, Krystal, Yajhaira
We will be holding our next clinic trip on Saturday, November 17th. Please note that you must have a valid US passport or green card in order to attend. We will be holding a MANDATORY pre-clinic meeting for those chosen to attend on Friday, November 16th at 6pm, and meeting on Saturday at 7am for the full day trip.
In order to provide the best opportunities for our most active members, priority is given to members who have participated in a minimum of 2 events. Please note that priority will also be given to drivers, fluent Spanish speakers, and those chosen to attend the previous cancelled clinic trip; however anyone interested is encouraged to apply.
You will receive an e-mail letting you know if you were chosen next week. Look forward to a great clinic!
Here is the link to sign up
FS Clinic Coordinator
we will be sending volunteers to help the Flying Samaritan SDSU chapter on October 22nd! This will be a great opportunity for you guys to help another chapter out. They will be going to their clinic in Tecate, not Ensenada. Sign up link
Our next clinic trip will be held on Saturday, October 15th. So far, Dr. Patel has signed up as overseeing physician. Clinic coordinator will email/post the sign up link closer to the clinic date. sign up here
September 3rd will be our next clinic in Ensenada, and would like to inform you that Flying Sams would love to have you join us! Please fill out the sign-up sheet below if you are interested in coming with us. (If link does not show up, please copy and paste URL onto address bar):
During this clinic, we will be taking care of our outdated meds, sort out the patient histories, and organizing our vitals stations. There will be no overseeing physician, but we will be doing work important to the operation of our clinic. Volunteers who come will get free, yes FREE, membership, and will not pay a clinic fee (a $40 value!!)
Please feel free to contact Angela Yu if you have any questions (email@example.com)! Have a great summer!