#NINETEENDEGREESMEMORIES

Capture the essence of your travel experience by entering the Nineteen Degrees photo and video competition entitled ‘Nineteen Degrees Memories’ that is open to all students travelling with Nineteen Degrees between 28th June 2019 and 31st March 2020. Simply tag a photo from your placement or internship on social media using the hashtag #NineteenDegreesMemories. Happy snapping!

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Fiona Reeves
Good Morning Vietnam! USQ and Griffith Nursing take on Mai Chau

The following days were hard going. We had four days straight of clinics and saw over 430 patients! The weather was beyond cold, we often had four layers on at a time and struggled for sleep. We were ready to murder the roosters and had great pleasure in eating chicken at dinner time! It was a true test of character for us. However we finished the week on a positive note as the village held a concert for us to thank us for our time spent in the community.

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Fiona Reeves
ECU Vietnam - Week Two

Our second week of clinics was in a village called Na Chao. The setup for clinics was quite different from Pung where we had set-up the clinics on the same property as the homestay. In Na Chao, we stayed in two smaller homestays and walked to a local hall where we set the clinics up. We did clinics for three days and saw around 70-100 patients each day. It was very clear how grateful the local people were to have the clinic in the village.

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Fiona Reeves
2nd week complete, the staff have been absolutely lovely, and I couldn’t imagine this placement being as good as it has without the nurses and doctors

Our second week in Vietnam has gone extremely well. Our students have learnt much whilst on placement as we continue to develop our skills and rotate through the wards. There has been a large emphasis on wound care, A-E assessments, respiratory assessments, ECG’s and critical thinking. We have learnt that there is a large difference in terms of health care in the Vietnamese system in comparison to Australian and just how disadvantaged some Vietnamese people are.

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Fiona Reeves