WORKING ON THE MEDICAL TEAM IS A BRILLIANT OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE
Not only will you be able to give practical medical help and advice, but you’ll also be able to pray with each person you treat.
What is required is a qualified medical professional or two to set up a first aid post in Information – equipped with first aid kits for scratches, burns, cuts, dealing with a broken bone/sprain/etc until it could be seen to, blisters, insect bites, allergies, etc. There will also need to be first aid kits prepared for each of the Children’s and youth venues.
If someone has a minor ailment they can get it seen to, at a ‘clinic’ perhaps manned for half an hour in the afternoon or by going to ‘Information’ where a suitable medical person can be fetched. If they really need to go to a doctor we have all the contacts locally (we already have those) and if there is an emergency there should be enough medical help around to be called upon to prepare the person to go in the ambulance that is called.
Further team members who have first aid training and qualifications may also be required to spread the load of manning the afternoon clinic. People who have first aid training will also be asked to be available in the Children’s and Youth teams to deal with any emergency in the first instance.
The medical team members are ‘on call’ but not required to man a post – so these are volunteer positions probably able to attend the full programme and cook their own meals. It is just a matter of being prepared. If there was a major incident we could always offer a discount to the doctor or others who missed much of the programme for it.
It would be helpful if there were medical team members on site at least during the whole conference from Sunday afternoon until Friday afternoon.