Education for Staff
Diabetes Training for Healthcare Workers
This six-year project, funded by the World Diabetes Fund, is training local healthcare workers in the prevention and management of Type II diabetes. It has also strengthened 22 clinics throughout the department of Sololá to provide regular blood sugar monitoring for local residents with the disease.
Lectures by Scholarship Recipients
Our scholarship recipients are required to present talks to staff on current medical trends in Guatemala and other topics of importance.
Medical Student Presentations
Each morning, staff meets to discuss patient issues. The session includes a short lecture by a fourth year medical student on the topic of his/her choice.
Nursing Student Practicum
During a month-long volunteer stint, nursing students work side-by-side with staff nurses and physicians to get practical hands-on experience.
Education for Patients and the Community
Dental Hygiene Videos
Spanish language videos on dental hygiene for children and adults are screened in the hospital waiting room.
Inhaler Education Video
The University of Pennsylvania has created a Tz’utujil language video instructing patients with respiratory disease on how to use a steroid inhaler
Maternal/Infant Health Classes
The hospital offers monthly classes for mothers participating in its Maternal Infant Sponsorship program.
One-on-one Health Education
Hospital doctors take time during consultations to help patients understand and manage their illnesses.