We are seeking volunteers for our newest anesthesia projects.
Project:    ANESTHESIA
Location:  Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital, Kampot, CAMBODIA; 
                 Lao Friends Hospital for Children, Luang Prabang, LAOS
Contact:   Chelsea Dascher, Volunteer Coordinator
[March 18, 2016] - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of two new anesthesia projects in Cambodia and Laos. HVO volunteers will contribute to improving the quality of patient care and availability of anesthesia providers at the Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital (SKMH) in Kampot, Cambodia. In Luang Prabang, Laos, HVO volunteers will contribute to anesthesia quality and availability at Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC).
Cambodia, Kampot, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
HVO's new project at SKMH in Kampot, Cambodia will recruit volunteers to provide both clinical and didactic instruction to two emergency department nurses to assist in their preparation to practice as nurse anesthetists at SKMH. HVO volunteers will also assist with the ongoing training of the anesthesia resident at SKMH, and collaborate with SKMH's one staff anesthesiologist.

Laos Project Sites
HVO volunteers will provide clinical and didactic anesthesia training to nurses at LFHC. Training will follow a defined curriculum and is designed to prepare enrolled LFHC nurses with the knowledge, attitude and skills to become nurse anesthetists. Volunteers to this site may also be expected to assist with patient care in the operating theatre. 
HVO collaborates with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Society for Education in Anesthesia on its anesthesia projects.
Volunteers to SKMH in Kampot, Cambodia must be board certified nurse anesthetists or anesthesiologists with at least two years of experience. The site also requires that all potential volunteers provide letters of reference. Assignments are two to four weeks.
Volunteers to LFHC in Luang Prabang, Laos may be active or retired nurse anesthetists or anesthesiologists with a minimum of two years of experience and a current license. Volunteers should have experience in pediatrics. Prior international work and academic experience is preferred but not required. Assignments are a minimum of two weeks.
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Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO volunteers build local capacity by empowering health care professionals in resource-scarce countries with knowledge and skills to address the health care needs of their communities. HVO volunteers are trained health care professionals - physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and others - willing to donate their time and expertise to work side-by-side with their colleagues overseas. Since 1986, HVO staff and volunteers have collaborated with a variety of health institutions to design, develop and implement each HVO project, working toward better patient care around the globe in trauma care, child and maternal health, essential surgery, cancer care, rehabilitation, and more. Visit  www.hvousa.org to learn how you can become part of our global health community.

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