Restraint Urged for Clinicians Seeking to Volunteer in Haiti - page 3

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    FYI - I saw this in the Huffington Post..."from a James Moore,
    UPS is shipping anything under 50lbs for free to Haiti. You can send food, clothes or shoes...and American Airlines is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. Spread the word...Red Cross needs Creole speaking volunteers for a 24hr phone bank. Call Mr. Wilfrid @305-776-6900 ASAP"
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    Their prison collapsed and all the inmates are running around =/
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    Quote from elprup
    FYI - I saw this in the Huffington Post..."from a James Moore,
    UPS is shipping anything under 50lbs for free to Haiti. You can send food, clothes or shoes...and American Airlines is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. Spread the word...Red Cross needs Creole speaking volunteers for a 24hr phone bank. Call Mr. Wilfrid @305-776-6900 ASAP"
    The American Airlines thing was a HOAX that dot started on Twitter......people have already been saying that. Cant trust that biased Huffington Post to get accurate info!
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    Last week, one of my co-workers got an e-mail for the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) soliciting volunteer pharmacists to go to the Caribbean - not necessarily Haiti proper, but to staff hospital ships and to work at hospitals in the region where patients might be transferred.

    A few days ago, he got a follow-up stating that they needed no more volunteers, because they had more than 700 serious inquiries.



    The week of the quake, two churches in my area were going to send groups to bring supplies and work at a mission hospital in the Port Au Prince region, and they were unable to go because the hospital is gone. One church is still collecting items and have connections with an organization that can get them there - if not now, some time in the future when they will still be needed.
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    most of us are aware of comments from some like c-diff phil rn, we know not to believe everything we read or heard. to state that a country has always been and will always be 3rd world really shows your third wordly mental capacity and arrogance. who are you to predict the future of this nation? if you had travel outside your third world mentality you would notice that conditions that exist there could exist anywhere given their situation. you must have heard the saying if you have nothing nice to say just zip it well this time apply it.
    ese1212, VegetasGRL03RN, Luscious41, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Onekidneynurse
    A better link please?
    I agree - the 7th item under news is a totally different article now. A direct link would be appreciated.
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    Hi everyone

    Barbara McLean here. I think it is very important to understand the issues. If nurses or doctors or anyone for that matter, travel to offer assistance and are compelled to do so, that is an honorable committment. If one does so spontaneously, you will run out of supplies, resources and ability very quickly. The article is basically stating that to offer assistance is admirable, to believe that you are providing care without backup and a connection to a system that has resources, can track you, feed you, provide some security and continuous support for your patients is foolish. You then become part of the problem. I was in Haiti from Day 3 post quake to day 6 post quake and am returning today (sunday) for five more days. I am an independent practitoner in Atlanta GA, but have some disaster training and experience. I went to Houston for Day one evacuation from Katrina via the University of Texas System ( I paid for myself and had a friend who let me sty at her home) and to Haiti via the University of Miami System (I paid for my travel to Miami). Both these systems were up and functional, with lots of resources for patients. Being a surge volunteer does NOT mean being reckless...just that you invest time in finding a system that will validate you, and being willing to be very flexible regarding travel, transport and role. You can follow me on twitter (criticalbarbara) and later on my website for stories and pictures.
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    Medical help on hold as groups await transportation to Haiti

    http://www.calnurses.org/media-cente...-to-haiti.html


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