College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Posted on May 1, 2018

Guatemala Mission Succeeds in Saving Lives

Guatemala Mission Succeeds in Saving Lives

Students in the USF nurse anesthesia program recently returned from a successful mission helping the under-served in Guatemala.
 
College of Nursing Assistant Professor Karla Maldonado, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP, and two student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs), Sunni Moreno and Alex Leon, traveled to Guatemala on a surgical mission. 
 
During their time there, the group performed 25 cases over three mornings. In the afternoons, the team taught a nursing course that gave a basic introduction to surgical and anesthesia care to local doctors and nurses who work at the hospital.