We understand that while performing a surgery is life-changing for one child, teaching and training local professionals exponentially increases the possibilites for many more children to receive expert care. CSI is committed to working closely with our colleagues where we travel - from planning for their educational and community needs in advance, to working side-by-side in the operating room and at the child’s bedside while onsite. CSI teams are working hard to plan upcoming trips to Mexico, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Liberia! #GlobalHealth #changinglivesonechildatime #PediatricSurgery #childrenssurgeryintl... See MoreSee Less
It may be summer, but CSI staff and volunteers are thinking ahead to January! Thanks to local and international partners, we are packing and shipping supplies that will be used for kids’ surgeries at Firestone Duside Hospital Liberia when our team arrives in January. In addition, supplies for the hospital emergency department and an outpatient clinic for students at LEAD Monrovia Football Academy near the hospital will arrive in advance. With container shipping more complicated and expensive than usual we can’t thank Firestone enough for their support. Thanks also to MN-based MATTER for many essential supplies. Of course, we couldn’t do it without our volunteers who carefully packed at our new office and warehouse space. It’s the team work and partnerships that make it all possible! Firestone Liberia Natural Rubber Company #MATTERnation #firestonenaturalrubber#supplysupport#changinglivesonechildatatime... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our raffle winner -- Sue Nyberg! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets. Together, we raised more than $7,000, which will fund medical and surgical care in Mexico and Africa this fall. Our volunteers are busy preparing for these upcoming trips and appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less
We're so proud of long-time CSI volunteer, Katie Houle!Please join us in congratulating and welcoming ABPANC’s new president, Katherine “Katie” Houle, MSN, RN, CPAN! Katie is a Nurse Manager in the PeriAnesthesia Department at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. Katie has been a nurse for more than 20 years, and has traveled to many different countries to participate in medical mission trips that provide surgical care to children.
In addition to leading a team of pediatric nurses, she has spoken at numerous national and regional nursing conferences and has been published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Katie is a long-time ABPANC volunteer, and in her new role as president she looks forward to continuing to support all perianesthesia nurses by ensuring a relevant and current certification exam, providing resources and support for certification, and seeking opportunities to grow the profession and the impact perianesthesia nurses have on so many patients and families. ... See MoreSee Less