I was fortunate enough to have the chance to volunteer with The World Mate Emergency Hospital in October and November. We did a weekly trauma lecture series, ACLS care for cardiac arrest, as well developing some nursing protocols for a variety of emergency presentations. The Cambodian nurses and doctors are a wonderful group working around the clock to provide excellent care to their citizens. The local staff was extremely receptive to new ideas and bedside teaching, and very welcoming towards having a new face as part of the healthcare team. All of this combined to create a truly rewarding volunteer experience for me – I hope to return in the future.
Mark Boyko MD CCFP(EM), Emergency Physician, Canada.