Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Monday, October 20, 2014


This just came in our email today, it sounds like an interesting opportunity and we wanted to share it to our followers. Let us know if you decide to go and what you might have learned from your travel there! 

Don't miss this opportunity to join my delegation and travel to Costa Rica.

Nursing Delegation to Costa Rica. This is a great opportunity to travel to an enchanting part of the world while enriching your professional career and collaborating with colleagues. The Nursing Delegation to Costa Rica, January 10-17 2015.
Take this opportunity to experience Costa Rica as a Citizen Ambassador
On this delegation you can:
-Experience the people and culture of Costa Rica.
-Learn firsthand about Costa Rica's efforts to be sustainable, green, and protective of animal and plant life. Appreciate rich biodiversity at Arenal Natura Ecological Park as you witness exotic frogs, birds, and reptiles in the tropical rainforest at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
-We hope to discuss:
The Costa Rican health system and management of acute and chronic illnesses
Role of nurses and other healthcare professionals
Nursing education and training
Major communicable and non-communicable health challenges for the people of Costa Rica

Ebola Presentation from CDC - check it out

"Guidance for the Selection and 

Use of Personal Protective 
Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare 

Here is an excellent PowerPoint presentation for all nurses to read up on in regards to PPE (personal protective equipment) for Ebola. The PowerPoint is pretty dry, but it talks about what PPE is, how to apply and remove your PPE, some excellent do's and don'ts and when to use it.

CDC Ebola PPE PowerPoint Presentation

The best slide is at the end:

Final thoughts of PPE Use in Hospitals: 
1. PPE is available to protect you from exposure to infectious agents in the workplace
2. Know what type of PPE is necessary for the duties you perform and use it correctly. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Meet Kathy our new scholarship coordinator!

In nursing school, I was one of the lucky students given an opportunity to rotate

through the NICU at Buffalo Children’s Hospital. I fell in love with the pace,

the technology and the families. I worked, returned to school, expanded my

practice and finally settled in as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Santa Barbara,

CA. Simultaneously I desperately wanted babies of my own and adopted 3 from

Colombia. I retired from Nursing to raise my children knowing that one day I

would return to nations like Colombia and would participate in volunteer nursing.

In the meantime, I began working on local philanthropy projects with both of

my daughters in our local area, with National Charity League. Now the day has

arrived, my children are grown and off to college and/or working and I can pursue

my dream to make a difference. I have started slowly, working with ONAAT as

the scholarship coordinator, since it is exactly ONAAT is what I envisioned when I

pictured an organization to become involved with. The next step will be my own

medical mission!!