Location: Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), Luang Prabang, LAOS
Contact:   Elysabeth Stuehrmann , Volunteer Placement Coordinator
[September 14, 2017]  - Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce the launch of a new nursing education project at Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) in Luang Prabang, Laos. Partnering with LFHC nursing staff, HVO volunteers will improve the quality and availability of neonatal nursing care.
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HVO volunteers will work with senior-level nursing staff at LFHC to provide the training and resources they will need to become expert teachers. Focusing on several neonatal topics including lactation, nasogastric tube feeding, early newborn care, resuscitation, seizures, jaundice and malnutrition, HVO volunteers will help establish a sustainable nursing education program. They will also provide daily training and education to staff nurses through formal presentations and lectures, clinical training, continuing education, didactic instruction, faculty/staff training, and mentoring.

HVO’s nursing education projects are supported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) .
Volunteers must have a current license to practice in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK or Western Europe. A master’s degree in nursing and at least 2 years of neonatal and/or teaching experience is preferred. Other teaching experience in pediatrics and/or experience working abroad is also preferred. Assignments are a minimum of 1 month; 3-5 month assignments are encouraged (funding support may be available).

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