Burkina Faso: Medical – Nursing In Africa

 The Navigators

During a recent surgery, I had the opportunity to take the position of the scrub nurse in the operating room. I held the tools for the doctor, cleared away excess blood, and manipulated the skin for better access to the injury. It was a fascinating experience to be so up close and involved with the surgical process.

The glorious healing that a treatment can provide testifies to the one true Healer.

I also put my first IV in a child the other day, which was very difficult to reconcile, emotionally. For a child who is already hurting, it pained me to cause fear and even greater pain through the insertion of the IV.

However, when I saw the vibrant little boy the next day, running around the clinic in hardly any clothes, clutching his IV bag, the tubing draped across his body and around his shoulders, I began to realize the deep benefits that medicine can offer these people. The glorious healing that a treatment can provide testifies to the one true Healer.

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