HVO Seeking Volunteers for Wound Care Projects in Cambodia & India
Location: Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital, Kampot, Cambodia & Duncan Hospital, Raxaul, India
Contact : Kim Rodgers , Volunteer Placement Coordinator
[ October 30, 2019 ] - Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is seeking volunteers for two wound care projects: a newly launched project at Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital in Kampot, Cambodia and an updated project at Duncan Hospital in Raxaul, India.
Cambodia, Kampot, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
At Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital (SKMH), HVO volunteers will work with medical students, bedside nurses, nurse educators and managers, physicians and surgeons to improve the quality of wound care assessment and treatment. Longer term goals include establishment of a nurse-run wound care clinic, as well as a home care program. In addition, there are plans to develop a comprehensive wound care educational curriculum in conjunction with Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope (SHCH). This curriculum will be submitted to the Cambodian Nursing Board for review and approval.

HVO is seeking to place board certified wound specialists with a minimum of 5 years practical experience, as well as some teaching experience. Accepted volunteers include active or retired physicians, nurses, podiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, and researchers specialized in wound care and lymphedema management. Prior international experience is helpful given that this site is located in a fairly remote province of Cambodia. Assignments are one to four weeks.
India
HVO volunteers to Duncan Hospital in Raxaul, India will work with nursing students, as well as staff nurses and physicians to provide training in wound management. HVO volunteers will provide lectures, as well as hands-on training to educate students and staff in wound care techniques, principles and protocols, and facilitate the application of this knowledge in patient care.

HVO is seeking licensed, active or retired nurses or physicians. Nurses (RNs) with experience in wound care are preferred. Physicians in primary care with wound care experience, as well as physicians specializing in general surgery, plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery or trauma surgery are also accepted. Clinicians must have a current professional license. Assignments are one to four weeks, with four weeks preferred, and are generally scheduled in February, March, October or November.
To start the volunteer placement process, complete the HVO volunteer application or contact Kim Rodgers .

HVO’s wound care projects are supported by the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care .
About Health Volunteers Overseas
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO fosters partnerships between institutions, local providers, volunteers and sponsor organizations, so that, together, we can address the global health workforce shortage. HVO recruits trained physicians, nurses, dentists, and allied health professionals to support their colleagues overseas through education, mentorship and inter-professional collaboration. Our volunteers train the next generation of providers while mentoring and working alongside those already in practice to support and sustain them in their work.

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