During this latest mission members trained over 100 participants from a variety of backgrounds and communities. Bandage International would like to thank the Belize Red Cross, Costa Maya Reef Resort and Victoria House resort for their assistance during our time in Belize and making this possible.
Bandage International would also like to thank all our donors here in Canada for making another mission possible by your continuous support of our projects!
In April 2008 Bandage International made their first trip to Guyana, South America as a result of an invitation received from Mr Dmitri Nicholson of Youth Challenge Guyana while attending the White House Conference in July 2007.
Bandage International trained a group of 20 participants a 3 day Wilderness Responder Course outside Georgetown, Guyana. The group consisted of participants from the Ministry of Health, Youth Challenge Guyana and several smaller groups and tour guides.
Dr. Paul Doucette is shown teaching a group of participants how to properly manage a patient who has a neck or back injury.
The rate of Heart Disease and Stroke is on a steady climb in Guyana although there is very little education available to people to learn about these conditions. Up to date CPR courses and training sessions are very hard to come by in Guyana.
Edmonton Paramedic Amy Hassen is shown leading a group of participants though an intense CPR course where they learned how to preform CPR for Adults, Children and Infants. This training day also included how to treat a patient that has an airway obstruction from food or another foreign item.
Guyana is very rich in tropical rainforest. Along with that comes a variety of lethal snakes and insects, and the false myths about how to treat someone who has been bitten by one.
Dr. John Gillis is shown explaining to a group how to treat someone correctly if they have be bitten by a snake. One myth he was presented with was to actually suck the poison out of the person with your mouth and spit it out. He quickly made it clear to everyone that this could also be deadly and explained why.
Bandage International Critical Care Paramedics Darryl Chickness and Omar Corsetti assist hospital staff in Dangriga, Belize with advanced airway management techniques during a skills lab at the hospital.
Bandage International Paramedic Omar Corsetti, leads a group from the Ambergris Caye Emergency Rescue Team through a mock scenario. Bandage International works closely with ACER on every return to Belize.
Physician Dr Paul Doucette and Paramedic Amy Hassen show a group of hospital staff in Dangriga, Belize proper techniques for checking for a pulse prior to preforming CPR.
Bandage International Advanced Care Paramedic Rob Braund leads a vehicle extrication skills lab in Belize City for the Belize Red Cross Instructors workshop. Bandage International has a close working relationship with the Belize Red Cross Instructors across the country.
Bandage International instructor paramedic Bart Strak has a group discussion with his class of high school students while teaching a 2 day first aid and cpr course at the school in San Pedro, Belize.
Bandage International Instructor Darryl Chickness observes students during a class in Punta Gorda, Belize as they demonstrate how to preform a proper patient assessment. Punta Gorda is a small remote town in the southern part of Belize.
Bandage International instructor, paramedic Darryl Chickness, explains the automated external defibrillator (AED) to a group of water tour operators on Ambergris Caye, Belize in February, 2006.
Water-related injury and death is prevalent in Belize, especially in the heavily-touristed island of Ambergris Caye.
Instructors, paramedics Darryl Chickness and Omar Corsetti, demonstrate proper patient extrication technique for a suspected spinal injury in a water rescue. Bandage International spent four days teaching emergency responderes in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye in February, 2006.
Paramedic Jeff Gaul, Bandage International instructor (left) teaches splinting skills to a group of learners at NEMO headquarters in Belmopan in February, 2006.
NEMO (National Emergency Measures Organization) is the disaster response organization in Belize. Hurricanes frequently cause great great numbers of injured people, and NEMO and is sometimes required to care for thousands of patients during a hurricane.
Bandage International instructors, Doctors John Gillis and Paul Doucette, teach emergency airway management skills to a group of emergency nurses in Dangriga in February, 2006.
The Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga provides emergency care for a population of over 20 thousand people.
Bandage International Instructor Omar Corsetti demonstrates the correct technique to manage a patient with a possible spinal injury in the water as a group os participants from San Pedro observe.
Currently there is no program available in Belize for people to learn how to swim or manage water related emergencies. Bandage International provides regular water safety courses while in Belize.
Our 2013 missions are already being delevoped and will be posted as soon as information and details are confirmed.