Welcome to the MedicalMissions.com Podcast

This is a series of sessions from leading experts in healthcare missions.

Discovering your path to connect to God

The number one need of cross-cultural workers is spiritual connection with God. Spiritual influencers need to be spiritually fueled. Medical personnel are often located in remote regions where limited worship resources are available. One's home church provided one or two spiritual disciplines - and those mediums of worship are not assessible. How do I find connection to God? Various worship avenues will be compared to how God has designed your inner spirit. An experiential workshop of spiritual discovery to find your path to God. Begin the journey by completing the attached Spiritual Pathways Assessment prior to attending the workshop.

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Respond Well: Knowing and Applying International Principles and Standards in Disaster and Refugee Response

Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. This session will empower participants to effectively contribute to international response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding elements as outlined by the international response community in the “Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.” Participants will explore legal, ethical, and Biblical principles for responding well.

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Triage in International Emergencies

This session will discuss how triage fits into the overall plan for patient treatment in disaster settings, and how it is an imprecise art. There will be a discussion about who should be a triage officer. Consideration will be given to the necessity of designing incident specific triage, or multiple triage areas. Factors of pre and post triage flow is discussed, as will be the limitations and challenges of international settings.

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Operational and Management Issues in Disaster Response

Opening and operating an emergency field hospital in a disaster setting has many interesting challenges.  Operational areas such as base operations, procurement, communications, staffing and others must function differently when in disaster response mode.  This session will talk through some of those challenges and lessons learned from several of our past responses.

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Public Health solutions to the current Opioid Crisis

This interactive session will help attendees to better understand the current opioid crisis and possible public health responses. Attendees will leave the session with evidence based plans for approaching opioid abuse in clinical as well as community settings. The session will engage participants using technology and discussion.

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