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Medical 
Training +

Supply

Remote communities are lacking vital understandings of medicine, health and it's creating problems - problems that we can solve.

 

By working with the communities in Tonga the Floating Foundation brings understanding, capability and supplies to where they are needed.

 

Simple techniques and knowledge can alleviate pain and suffering as well as create a healthier village.

 

Tongan and Fijian medical staff, New Zealand medical staff, trainers, volunteers from all over the world.

Ha'apai Island Group, Tonga. Vava'u Island Group, Tonga and Lau Island Group, Fiji.

Hospital sourced medical equipment and custom made manuals.

 

'Island Medic' training for 4-10 community members.

Who

Where

Training

Equipment

What we teach

Module 1

  • Role and responsibility of an Island Medic

  • Escalation plans and emergency evacuations.

  • Traditional diets vs modern diets, introduction to diabetes

  • Healthy village and healthy life

  • Dental

  • Receiving a patient (privacy, asking questions and when to escalate)

Module 2

  • Spread of disease and infections

  • Hand hygiene

  • Safe food preparation + food poisoning

  • Hydration and making hydrating drinks

  • Diarrhoea

  • Vomiting

  • Fever, using thermometer

Module 3

  • Infections overview (body as a system)

  • Abscesses

  • Impetigo

  • Ringworm

  • Eye infections

  • Respiratory tract infections

  • Signs of pneumonia and bad RTI’s

  • UTI’s

  • Large practical on treating various wounds (including puncture, use of suture strips etc)

Module 4

  • Allergic reactions

  • Managing an emergency

  • Heart attacks

  • Strokes

  • Broken bones (splint examples and key points)

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Choking

  • Burns

  • Bleeding and deep abdominal wounds

  • Asthma attacks

  • Drowning

Child Health

Assessements

Looking into the general health of children in remote communities enables new projects to form, responding to obvious needs. For example, bad skin infections that were prevalent in 40% of children across 10 communities in Vava'u, Tonga. 

Emergency

medical help

Looking into the general health of children in remote communities enables new projects to form, responding to obvious needs. For example, bad skin infections that were prevalent in 40% of children across 10 communities in Vava'u, Tonga. 

Hospital

Training

Medical staff from New Zealand and abroad are able to give extra training and support to local medical professionals. This information sharing provides critical updates to understandings for doctors in the Pacific.

Donations of equipment are also made to hospitals.