Changing Lives in APAC
Let's talk about Caz!
After having completed various inspiring volunteering experiences, Acute Pain Nurse, Caz McLoughlin applied to volunteer in Samoa with Interplast in 2014. Luckily, her application was a success. Interplast offers free reconstructive surgery and works closely with local organisations; hospitals, universities and local NGOs, to provide surgical services to those who cannot afford or access care in the Asia/Pacific region.
The team consists of 2 surgeons, an anaesthetist, two nurses (including Caz) and a hand therapist. During that trip in September 2016, they achieved a record number of consults and procedures, with predominately children. Caz has since returned to volunteer with Interplast, and will do so again in future.
No matter who you are, you can make a huge difference by volunteering. Learn about volunteering at Epworth and the kinds of positions available here.
With the rates of mental illness on the rise in Australia, particularly in young people, we decided to open up the can of worms and speak to clinical psychologist, Hannah Hawkes, about the elephant in the room.
“A full MRI licence at Epworth Geelong means that patients will no longer compromise on health outcomes based on affordability.”
A record number of graduate nurses and midwives are set to join the Epworth team in February and March this year, for an exciting opportunity to consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills.
Tummy aches can be extremely common in young children. Some are mild and non threatening, others need to be taken more seriously. Here we will run through a few different concerns and how best to handle the pain for your little one.
When your child injures themselves and bleeding is involved it can be scary for everyone. Knowing exactly what to do and when you should be seeking medical attention, can help to take some of the stress out of the situation.