Day 5: San Lorenzo Hospital

Today was an early morning for us in Choluteca. We woke up at 4:30 AM in order to make it to the public hospital in San Lorenzo. There we split up with the local nursing students to experience different units. Some of us went to labor and delivery while others taught the Honduras nursing students how to do dressing changes. It was interesting to see the local’s medical techniques and teach them how we do it in the United States. All of the patients and healthcare workers were very grateful for the care and supplies we provided for them before leaving. Unfortunately, we were not able to take pictures I sides some of the hospitals.

After working at San Lorenzo we had the opportunity to see the drastic difference between the public and private hospital in Choluteca. The public hospital, Regional del Sur, was packed full of patients lining the hallways while the private hospital, Semesur, seemed virtually empty.

Since we had an early morning, we were able to spend the rest of our day swimming, playing cards, and, of course, napping. We finished the day with a much anticipated steak dinner at El Torito. I think we are all looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow morning!

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