This is our first time we did HBB training. HBB stands for Helping Babies Breathe. We have taught other Neonatal courses many times. This is a new program from the AAP.
The mannequins are new, they are filled with water (or air) and have a realistic feel. It takes a bit of time to fill 20 of them for the course.
Instead of power point presentations flip charts are used. It is a better way of teaching the skills to the participants. There is lots of interaction.
Lunch was catered and pretty tasty.
At night we had to put the mannequins in a locked store room. Can you imagine if some little girls found this stash???
Here is the traditional picture of the participants and instructors. A happy group.
Dr. Alfonso Parra and Dr. Jaimie Joo. They are two Peruvian Doctors who we love traveling and working with. They are great men.
During some down time I taught Sister Georgina Joo how to play Angry Birds. Isn't she cute?
Jeff presented the Ministry of Health with a beautiful picture of a newborn infant.
The hallway in the Hotel was kind of psychedelic. We are heavy on luggage when we travel. Takes a team to move it all.
The airport was a pretty tiny one. The area made me think of what I picture Africa looking like.
We walked down to the river to have a look. There were lots of bugs and bug bites. It did not feel very safe although their were lots of armed police around. Tumbes was a quick stop for us and we did not get to see much. They did have a nice central park that we walked through. I was tired from my trip to Dad's and was ready for bed early at night. We get up by 5 or 6 every morning to get ready to teach.
We had a really nice meal in a a fish restaurant. Karen had a whole fish on her plate. She even ate it.