How many going to Haiti?

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by Virgo_RN Virgo_RN, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED.

Anybody here going?

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Would like to go but unfortunately do not feel qualified and health status would preclude being of much help. Otherwise, I would go in a heartbeat.

Womankind

Womankind

Specializes in Maternal Child Health - specialty in wom. Has 22 years experience. 19 Posts

Maybe later in the 'reguilding phase. As a WHCNP I don't feel qualified to work during this 'disaster phase." For those who ARE going fcheck out One Nurse at a Time www.onenurseatatime.org for a possible scholorship!

NurseCard, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health. Has 13 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,845 Posts

Would go in a heartbeat if I didn't have a family to take care of and support...

CherryAmes_RN

CherryAmes_RN

Has 4+ years experience. 59 Posts

wish i could... again, not qualified & also have to work for $

Ginger's Mom

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience. 1 Article; 3,181 Posts

I have been to Haiti many times, I will check and see if nurses are needed, right now it looks like funds and suggest people donate as much as they can.

baylor06

baylor06

Specializes in ER. Has 4 years experience. 29 Posts

Trying to get there... I just moved and haven't started working in my new city yet, would absolutely love to be able to help, and right now I have the time. Gave my contact info to RNRN, we'll see what happens.

TopazLover, BSN, RN

8 Articles; 728 Posts

I am signed up to go with nationalnurse, through California Nurses Association. I won't be going until at least March. My skill set is not emergency/disaster and I have personal plans before then. There are many organizations working to get nurses there. I stumbled on this site and they are working with hospitals to pay regular wages while nurse is deployed in Haiti.

I wish I had the skills and youth needed now but my skills and wisdom will be a help anytime. I am not sure if TOS allow to link to specific sights asking donations. If you want PM or email me and I will give you some good links for time or money donations. We all know there is something we can do to. If nothing else get on facebook and encourage donations to help send nurses.

morte

morte, LPN, LVN

7,015 Posts

Would like to go but unfortunately do not feel qualified and health status would preclude being of much help. Otherwise, I would go in a heartbeat.

yeah, me too......10 yrs ago maybe, now i am lucky to get out of my own way......

cookienay

cookienay

Specializes in ER, education, mgmt. Has 18 years experience. 197 Posts

I would like to go, does anyone know who to sign up with to go?

My kids are older now and I would love to go.

baylor06

baylor06

Specializes in ER. Has 4 years experience. 29 Posts

Look up the national nurses union or the Registered nurses relief

network. Also, partners in health was

accepting as of Friday. Good luck, hope to see you there!

EMSnut45

EMSnut45, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ICU and EMS. Has 13 years experience. 2 Articles; 178 Posts

The hospital that I work for is making plans with the military to send nurses down there to work in temporary hospitals. I signed up, but am waiting for a deployment date. They say it could be anytime between now and a year from now. I'm anxious to get down there to help, but want to make sure that I will be in a safe environment as well (violence and disease).

The pictures on the news make me want to cry! The unconcious 6 month old with 50% 3rd degree burns on CBS last night really touched my heart. I find it so difficult to put into words what they must be going through.