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MEDICAL MISSIONS 101

WELCOME TO MEDICAL MISSIONS 101!

 

 

Medical Missions 101 is an online community dedicated to educating, encouraging and engaging those who share our passion for medical missions. As a community we are pursuing best evidence based practice in medical missions and global health; we invite you to join us. New educational content is added each week! If you find our content helpful, please share it!

Putting the Lid on Adverse Drug Events: Provider Side Challenges

Adverse drug reactions are now among the leading causes of death in many countries. Adverse drug events alone are estimated to account for 140,000 deaths in the US annually. One study of ambulatory care in the US showed that 1.4% of hospital admissions were for adverse drug events. A second

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A Leap of Faith: From US-Trained General Surgeon to Missionary Bush Surgeon

There seems to be a growing passion for educating and discipling national healthcare professionals to serve the rural areas of their own country. We love this concept, and it has become central to the identity of CHSC; most CHSC missionary physicians are involved with clinical education in one form or another. But jumping from being a US-trained general surgeon to an African bush surgeon is an arduous process.

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WWJD:  What if Jesus went on hospital rounds with me?  

I know there are no simple answers for giving good care in mission hospitals or for being a good medical missionary, especially in settings that do clinical education. I also know that these environments can be extremely challenging and frustrating for professionals trained in the West. Finding people who are modeling best practices as “medical missionaries” and learning from them as a new missionary is crucial.

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Medical Missions 101 Gathering Dallas/ Ft Worth

Saturday May 19th 2018

Hope Center Plano Texas

 

Join us for our Dallas/ Ft Worth medical missions gathering.
Together we will study best practices in medical missions and global health,
assess strategies for effectiveness, and hear from speakers working full-time in medical missions.

WWJD:  What if Jesus went on hospital rounds with me?  

I know there are no simple answers for giving good care in mission hospitals or for being a good medical missionary, especially in settings that do clinical education. I also know that these environments can be extremely challenging and frustrating for professionals trained in the West. Finding people who are modeling best practices as “medical missionaries” and learning from them as a new missionary is crucial.

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6 Lifesaving Interventions for Children in a Low-income Countries

Saving the lives of children is one of the greatest joys of medical mission work. What if you could save the lives of not a few but of many children? This blog shares six very basic interventions that can help you achieve that aim.

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A Leap of Faith: From US-Trained General Surgeon to Missionary Bush Surgeon

There seems to be a growing passion for educating and discipling national healthcare professionals to serve the rural areas of their own country. We love this concept, and it has become central to the identity of CHSC; most CHSC missionary physicians are involved with clinical education in one form or another. But jumping from being a US-trained general surgeon to an African bush surgeon is an arduous process.

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CHCS Missionary Interviews

Media Resources

TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

May 19 - May 19

Medical Missions 101 Gathering

Join us in Plano, Texas to learn best practices in medical missions.

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June 25 - June 30

Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview

For healthcare professionals and students - gain knowledge and skills for global health service.

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July 26 - July 31

Introduction to Disaster and Refugee Response: Sphere International Standards

For all learners - respond with life-saving and dignity-upholding measures.

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August 20 - August 24

Community Health Evangelism Training of Trainers 1

For all learners - prepare for wholistic, transformational community health and development.

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WHEN HEALTHCARE HURTS

An Evidence Based Guide for Best Practices in Global Health Initiatives

When Healthcare Hurts is the first book to look seriously at the challenges of patient safety and developmental safety in global health missions, and it defines evidence based guidelines through which these issues can be addressed.