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October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

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October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

 

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Team B day 1

We knew this first day would be difficult and it was but if it was why would we want to be here? Both teams left late, team B went further and despite not adequately equipped Team B has and will change lives.

This 16 year-old girl with an enlarging goiter has been treated with medications for 3 years and couldn't have surgery. Our surgical team will take care of her next week. A middle age woman with chronic abdominal pain due to gall bladder stones will also be surgically treated next week.

A 48 year-old woman came in complaining of shortness of breath. A simple chest x-rays revealed a massive problem. The entire right lung is filled with fluid. We fear this may be a lung cancer. Regardless, we must make her comfortable and she is admitted to the University Hospital for further evaluation and any possible treatment we could give her.

Another patient came in with liver cancer. He has received 4 chemo treatments and 2 more to go but out of money. We knew any more treatment would still not alter the course of this disease but for his family to know without a doubt that they had done everything they could, we helped with the remaining treatments.

Our team members' hearts are broken for these and †many more but that is precisely why we are here. Our most difficult days can never be compared to one day in our patients' lives.

Our Team A was significantly challenged as well. We tried to see our last 20 patients of the day but the electricity went out and had to close the clinic at 7:30 leaving them to Team B for the next day.† We got home at 8PM, ate dinner and do more unpacking.
Despite a difficult day, we look forward to a new day.

Comments

Bin

Thanks for the update anh Vien..the team will be in my prayers .. The mission has touched my heart me so well that I can remember vividly everything that happened 1 year ago. From that, I can really imagine what the team is going through right now.. Please send our words of encouragement, our prayers, and our support to the rest of the team. They are doing great!!

Stephanie Heringer

Thank you for the update. Prayers continue. . .

Thu-Ha

Lives are changing one at a time. Keep up the great work team.
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