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What is involved
For this medical placement you will be living in the gorgeous Cape Town.
Retreat Community Health Centre (RTCHC)is one of the biggest community health clinics in the Western Cape. It has a 24-hour Emergency Centre and Maternity Obstetrics Unit (MOU). Retreat has a large catchment area that stretches into the deep south.
RTCHC serves over 500 patients a day in the outpatients' clinics. This include Hypertension Clinic, X-ray, HIV&AIDS Centre, TB Centre, Paediatric Clinics, Psychiatry, Social workers, School Health, OT, Physio, etc.
The facility has a number of doctors and qualified Nurse Practitioners that students can observe. They can also be placed on a rotation basis between the various departments, clinics, medical professionals, Trauma Ward, Dressing Room, Triage Room, etc.
Some of the medical tasks you will be doing include:
- Observation in a community health center Working alongside medical doctors, nursing sisters, etc.
- Observe what they do in their consulting Room.
- Assisting in the Triage Room to check vital signs of patients and sending them to see doctors according to urgency of their illness or injury.
- Assisting in the Trauma Room with tasks assigned by senior in charge / doctor.
- Observing in HIV & AIDS section and assisting with administration of tests.
- Observing in Maternity and Obstetrics Unit.
- Assisting in clinics to educate parents / patients Assisting in pharmacy
Monday: Assist at hospital
Tuesday: Assist at hospital
Wednesday: Assist at hospital
Thursday: Assist at hospital
Friday: Assist at hospital
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What your first three days looks like
Day One: Arrival day
Day Two - Area Orientation
Day Three- Start Project Work
Cape Town Walking Tour
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