The six primary areas of our medical clinic will be as follows: 1) registration, 2) triage area, 3) examination, 4) wound care and lab, 5) counseling, and 6) pharmacy. Physical therapy and patient education operate as arms of this clinic. Optical, dental, and surgical clinics operate independently with their own unique processes. The layout and flow of each clinic depends upon the location.
- We will need team members and interpreters at each of these areas: triage, assessment, pharmacy, treatment, and wound care.
- How spiritual ministry is done will be determined by the missionaries/national believers, but always take every available opportunity to point patients toward their spiritual needs. This should be done in such a way that patients know that their care is not dependent on their response.
- Examinations will be focused and problem-oriented, and in many cases, diagnoses will be determined based on history and labs. But each patient should know that we care very much about him/her as a person.
- The pharmacy may be the longest wait for the patient, but it is important that we are very careful in filling Rx’s, and that each patient fully understands how to properly take his/her Rx’s.
If you would like to see our clinic in action, please make sure to visit the video page and watch the promotional video. Remember, flexibility is the key to having a great week of clinic. We look forward to serving with you!