Colombian Nurse Impacts Humanitarian Mission

Colombian Nurse Impacts Humanitarian Mission

By Dialogo
September 15, 2008

me alegra saber que mi trabajo apoyo efectivamente a la mision. Edna Periera,
La felicito en su trabajo, es importante poder destacar a personas como usted por su labor con la comunidad.
¿Seria posible obtener fotos de su labor durante la misión humanitaria?

Gracias
Staff de Diálogo EDNA TE FELICITO, MERECES ESTE RECONOCIMIENTO A TU LABOR, POR SER TAN RESPONSABLE, EFICIENTE Y DEDICADA Y POR TODO EL AMOR Y EL EMPEÑO QUE PONES EN TU TRABAJO. Que Notaaaaaaaaaa....
Te Felicito Colega Te deseo eso y Muchas cosas mas.......Cuidate un pocoton!!! During the Continuing Promise (CP) 2008 humanitarian/civic assistance (HCA) mission in Colombia, Aug. 27- Sept. 9, joint-military and multi-national medical personnel embarked aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) had the opportunity to work alongside local medical professionals. At the Candelaria Medical Clinic, the CP team has quickly came to realize how vital one special Colombian nurse was to the success of the mission. Lead registered nurse and military liaison, Edna Pereria, worked quickly and efficiently. Within 15 minutes, she had completed three patient consultations and vaccinated an infant. When the CP team leaders arrived for work at the clinic, they seeked out Pereria to begin coordinating patient care. “She really is the glue that holds us together,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kathaleen Sikes. “She knows the health care system. When we refer patients out, she ensures patients understand procedures and know where to go and receive proper care. She is a great nurse.” As grateful as the CP team was to Pereria, she was just as grateful to those involved in the humanitarian aid to her country and, especially, her community. “It has been a wonderful experience working with Continuing Promise,” said Pereira. “The hospitals are not able to cover the total population with health care, give medicine, and perform surgeries.” Pereira has been a registered nurse for six years and employed at Candelaria for more than a year. She is the lead nurse over 14 staff nurses at a hospital that normally sees 250 patients daily. “She has a really big heart and helps everybody,” said Heyleen Diaz, a security officer for the hospital. “She has a caring hand. She is married with two children and hundreds of people who depend on her. We are proud she is a member of our community.” CP is providing medical, dental and engineering assistance programs ashore in response to host nation requests and requirements. The mission's goal is to improve health, prolong life, promote training, and enhance prosperity in the region. Kearsarge´s mission exemplifies the United States maritime strategy which emphasizes deploying forces to build confidence and trust among nations through collective maritime security efforts that focus on common threats and mutual interests. The CP Caribbean Phase was the second of two HCA deployments to the Southern Command area of focus for 2008. The first CP deployment was conducted by USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the Pacific.
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