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Other than O.R. nursing, what areas would offer the best experience for an aspiring volunteer nurse?
I think what's helped me the most on my trips has been a general knowledge base that has come from seeing the same things in my own job. Being able to communicate yourself without an interpreter is also very helpful. I'm not talking full sentences, but embrace whatever language is spoken where you go and try to pick up the verbs fast and the pleasantries exchanged just like you would at home.
edit/add If you have OB experience, that's always terrific to have in a third world country. Nothing much more sad than to see a mom die in childbirth when she already has 9 kids!
Last edit by SixFive on Sep 26, '08
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