INTAKE: Local community volunteers work to record basic information (i.e. name, age, date of birth, community, etc.) on a patient intake sheet and patients are registered for Triage.
TRIAGE: Brigaders take basic medical data/information including blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, height, and weight.
CONSULTATION: Observe doctors speaking with patients about ailments and other issues, provide prescriptions, administer doses of Albendazole (an anti-parasitic), and arrange referrals. Record patient diagnoses and prescriptions while communicating directly with doctors regarding patient symptoms.
DENTAL: Observe dentists providing dental check-up and care such as tooth extraction, cleaning and fluoride treatment; as well as arrange necessary referrals. Brigaders work to assist dentists in recording data sheets and administering treatment to patients.
PHARMACY: Pack and distribute medications according to the prescriptions. Organize and upkeep medical supplies while work along-side the pharmacist for efficient distribution.
CHARLA: Prepare and present an informative lecture in Spanish to local children on good and bad habits, such as washing hands, brushing teeth, and the effects of drinking soda. Pre-departure preparation is provided to enhance this vital educational component and allow Brigaders to engage with the children more effectively.
PUBLIC HEALTH: Work with community members and volunteers to improve the overall infrastructure within the homes of citizens by constructing eco-stoves, latrines, water storage units, showers, and concrete floors. These improvements may prevent some of the the common illnesses seen in clinics.