Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Laos

Vientiane (Naxaythong District), Laos

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15 people
28 days
Code: 248
Activity and Adventure, Medical Health Care, Volunteering Abroad
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This medical program will have you in close contact with patients and medical staff at Vientiane’s medical facility. You’ll learn from the medical staff about the treatments they use for their patients, the majority of whom have medical issues concerning their limbs (arms, legs, feet and hands).

During your time here, you will:

  • Observe a doctor in his/her daily routine
  • Observe and experience common cases in treatments
  • Exchange medical experience and knowledge according to your ability
  • Assist with the treatments (occupational therapy), patient care and diagnostic examinations of patients where possible

In the early stage of the program, your placement should be understood as an observatory role and exchange experience, but as needs arise, you will assist with patient treatment, patient care and examinations where feasible. This depends on your level of experience. Occupational therapists will be placed in the rehabilitation center, where they can assist with physical exercises.

You will also be asked to engage with the local nurses and doctors in Medical English terminology and general English conversation skills for body examinations and treatments. You will hopefully end up learning some of the Laos language also!

This medical project will be coordinated by the organization’s staff and supervised by a staff member from the medical team at CMR. Part of the program fee will go to the medical center for the facilitation and supervision of this project.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Support the local organisation with the medical help and attention they offer to this Laotian community
  • Exchange medical knowledge with local staff
  • Gain valuable knowledge as well as practical experience on medical practice in Laos
Schedule
Monday to Friday

A typical schedule may look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Shadowing local doctors and nurses during patient treatment
  • Lunch
  • Assist in patient care and follow up on morning directives
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        On Signup

Required qualification:        Specific Medical Training

Additional Requirements
  • 1 year medical training or medical related work experience in the areas of Physical or Occupational Therapy
  • Document(s) must be submitted 2 weeks prior to arrival date
  • 1 year medical training or medical related work experience in the areas of Physical or Occupational Therapy
  • Document(s) must be submitted 2 weeks prior to arrival date
Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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