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Broken bones? No problem! | Operatie Africa

Broken bones? No problem!

Posted by on February 16, 2012

Teaching about ‘broken bones’; one of the best topics so far! Every week has been good and fun, but we really had a good and fun time talking about broken bones. We first talked about the different bones you can break and what the symptoms are. We talked about the difference between a twisted joint and broken joint. And the home based treatment you can give while waiting for transport, or when you’re living far, far away from medical care. And yes, we put this in practise! Splinting with stem of banana leaves, cardboard and strips of an old linen bed sheet! So much fun!
 
With all the ice and snow in Europe, I’m sure this would have been a helpful health talk for all of you as well, haha!
 
I’d also been invited to teach a new group of women; the mums of handicapped children. A dutch friend I met through the community health project, volunteers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with ‘Feed the Children’, a charity that looks after handicapped children, by doing exercises and providing a meal. I now teach the mums on Monday morning from 9-11.

Yes, I’m still working in Queens as well. Still doing my job as student supervisor, besides being a trainer and filling in the gaps as Operating theatre nurse. And once in a while I’m the coordinator, but I leave this job for my Malawian colleagues as much as possible.
So as you can see my weekdays are quite full, but fun! And in the evenings I’ve to prepare the teaching sessions. A challenge every time, as I’ve to think about fun and interacting ways to get my message across without electricity, laptop, beamer etc, but just with pictures, a blackboard and chalk and lots of examples and if possible some practical stuff.

4 Responses to Broken bones? No problem!

  1. Agaath

    haha..ja je had hier zeker wat lessen kunnen geven. Het is nu weer even over met de ijspret. Water op het ijs, regen, wind. Vandaag wel weer even wat mooier weer. En het blijft langer licht wat ook heerlijk is.
    Maar ziet er leuk uit je lessen en je dagindeling. Best druk ben je volgens mij. En in de tropen tellen de uren dubbel….dus…..af en toe even vrij hebben he?

    Zegen!
    liefs, Agaath

  2. marga

    Ha die Margreet
    wat kllink je altijd positief zeg in je brieven. Je leeft in de situatie waarin je zit en je gaat er met jouw positieve levensvisie mee om! Gods zegen, liefde, geduld en wijsheid,.

  3. Diane

    Zie je wel dat je creatief bent sista! Complimenten hoe je je talenten inzet!

  4. Ome Hans ;-)

    Dear Margreet,

    You do a great job..
    God bless you

    With love Hans

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