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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182134
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maka's Story: Bringing International Healthcare to our Hometown
Author(s):
Cline, Susan
Author Details:
Susan Cline, RN, MSN, MBA, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, Operations Manager, Emergency Department, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, email: scline@chla.usc.edu
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: The most basic functions of a government- clean water, sanitation, and health care delivery-have collapsed in Zimbabwe. The health system has been in a downward spiral for the last decade, and the country now faces a cholera epidemic, increased maternal mortality and malnutrition, and outbreaks of tuberculosis and anthrax. Nurses are single-handedly running hospitals and health clinics. There is no electricity, no clean water, and no supplies. In 2008, 4 year old Maka was severely burned in an explosion as her mother lit a "gel stove," the family's only heat source for cooking. She was hospitalized for one month for the acute treatment of her burns. She received no pain medication, and her parents were required to find and purchase antibiotics. Maka went on to develop disfiguring keloid scarring on her face, arms and torso. Maka's parents grew vegetables and raised chickens to pay for further treatment. The deteriorating conditions and outrageous inflation in Zimbabwe were too great a challenge, and their efforts failed. Fortunately, the generosity of an anonymous donor and our partnership with Mending Kids International brought Maka to our plastic surgery department for treatment. Mending Kids International organizes, finances, and provides life-changing medical care to children worldwide. A nursing staff member and her family agreed to host Maka and her mother. Her story inspires us to consider our responsibility, as nurses, to the provision of healthcare on a global level. Nurses are in a unique position to improve healthcare access and quality at home and abroad.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaka's Story: Bringing International Healthcare to our Hometownen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCline, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Cline, RN, MSN, MBA, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, Operations Manager, Emergency Department, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, email: scline@chla.usc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182134-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: The most basic functions of a government- clean water, sanitation, and health care delivery-have collapsed in Zimbabwe. The health system has been in a downward spiral for the last decade, and the country now faces a cholera epidemic, increased maternal mortality and malnutrition, and outbreaks of tuberculosis and anthrax. Nurses are single-handedly running hospitals and health clinics. There is no electricity, no clean water, and no supplies. In 2008, 4 year old Maka was severely burned in an explosion as her mother lit a "gel stove," the family's only heat source for cooking. She was hospitalized for one month for the acute treatment of her burns. She received no pain medication, and her parents were required to find and purchase antibiotics. Maka went on to develop disfiguring keloid scarring on her face, arms and torso. Maka's parents grew vegetables and raised chickens to pay for further treatment. The deteriorating conditions and outrageous inflation in Zimbabwe were too great a challenge, and their efforts failed. Fortunately, the generosity of an anonymous donor and our partnership with Mending Kids International brought Maka to our plastic surgery department for treatment. Mending Kids International organizes, finances, and provides life-changing medical care to children worldwide. A nursing staff member and her family agreed to host Maka and her mother. Her story inspires us to consider our responsibility, as nurses, to the provision of healthcare on a global level. Nurses are in a unique position to improve healthcare access and quality at home and abroad.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:10:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:10:38Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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