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    Hi, I am in need of help. I am trying to find a medical surgical mission to china for 2011 and with all of the stuff online it is very nuts to try to figure out. I am a surgical RN and scrub/circulate/can 1st assist for all cases except hearts. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it very much. Thank you, Karl
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    Just curious...

    I don't know anything about first assist nurses, but why is it that you can't work with hearts?
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    never been trained on them
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    They just omit that in the curriculum?
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    Quote from ImThatGuy
    They just omit that in the curriculum?
    Imthatguy, cardiac surgery is considered an "ultra-specialty" if you will. When you are oriented to the OR, you do rotations through every service BUT this one. Only the nurses that have a desire to do ONLY cardiac surgery are trained to do it.

    Karl, I don't know about medical mission trips to China. I do however know of some for Nicaragua and parts of Africa. Have you contacted MSF?

    http://www.msf.org
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    Karl-=--I will email you with information.
    Last edit by kakamegamama on Dec 24, '10 : Reason: deletion
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    Karl--can't find your email. Go to www.imb.org. There should be a list of volunteer trips until the heading "going". China used to have a lot of requests. Let me know if you don't have any success.
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    Hello. Good for you that you are seeking medical surgical nursing work in China! Have you explored nursing work opportunities in Doctors Without Borders program? If you are associated with a religious group, you might try checking with the administrative folks there about international nursing work options. One of the nurses I knew did interesting nursing mission work in Honduras through her church. Have you asked some of the surgeons you work with about mission work possibilities? I just learned that my dentist does some great mission work in Africa. Best wishes!
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    Take a look at this link - apparently there is a book out there.
    www.nursingbeyondborders.com
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    Quote from canesdukegirl
    Imthatguy, cardiac surgery is considered an "ultra-specialty" if you will. When you are oriented to the OR, you do rotations through every service BUT this one. Only the nurses that have a desire to do ONLY cardiac surgery are trained to do it.

    Karl, I don't know about medical mission trips to China. I do however know of some for Nicaragua and parts of Africa. Have you contacted MSF?

    http://www.msf.org
    Thank you for your help.


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