Your trip is only a few weeks away and you start to ask the inevitable… What am I forgetting? You may start to write down small lists that include things like insect repellent, shot records, mosquito nets, scrubs, shoes for the shower, and so on. What about your medical equipment? Did you make a check list for your equipment?
When you're packing to go home after a medical mission trip, it's common impulse to leave everything behind for those in need. Make a point to honor your temporary destination by considering what items are needed, not making it a dumping ground for items you no longer want or need.
Facilities across the globe are utilizing rental equipment as a way to add versatility to their inventories while decreasing operating costs. We talked to two Avante medical equipment experts who provide premium rental equipment to facilities domestically and outside of the United States.
Non-profit organizations serve as the link between the donors and the clinics receiving the equipment, so not only is it your responsibility to confirm that the donation is quality equipment, but you should also determine whether it is suitable for the eventual recipient.
Congratulations on moving forward with your interest to volunteer and serve others. It can be overwhelming completing a google search and learning about all the non-profit organizations that offer mission trips and volunteer opportunities. This initial search can leave your head spinning.
We are so happy to introduce Bernie Morris, Chief Financial Officer at Blessings International, as our first guest blogger. Avante is proud to partner with Blessings International through our medical missions rental program where we donate Albendazole deworming medicines for up to 500 patients.
Adjusting to being back home after a medical mission trip can be a challenging process. Use these tips to talk to your loved ones about their mission experience.
Avante Global Outreach wants YOU to be a guest writer for our blog. Share the successes and challenges you faced on your medical mission trip. We would love to hear from you!