to Mar 30

International Course on Acute Care - X

Our 10th course in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Join us for this Education milestone achievement for MELA!!!

Physician Section Topics

  1. Congenital Cardiopathies
  2. Melanoma, Eczema
  3. Toxicodermias (SJS, TEN, etc)
  4. Ano-rectal Afflictions
  5. Hypertensive Crisis
  6. Alzheimers
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
  8. STD and Education
  9. Neonatal Septicemia
  10. Hemorrhage in Pregnancy
  11. Labor Induction
  12. Preterm Labor
  13. Vaginal Bleeding and Discharge in Infamts and Adolescents
  14. Down Syndrome
  15. Congenital Hip Dysplasia
  16. Meningitis
  17. Pharmacology: Antibiotics

Nursing Section Topics

  1. Medication Dosing and administration
  2. Rabies 
  4. Complications of Delivery
  5. Geriatric Nutrition
  6. Risks of Pregnancy - Hemorrhage
  7. Neonatal Resuscitation - Lect and Station
  8. Pre-eclampsia - Eclampsia
  9. Ophthalmalogic Emergencies
  10. UTI
  11. Alcoholism
  12. Neonatal Jaundice

Dental Section Topics

  1. Pharmacology: Antibiotics
  2. Dental Aesthetics
  3. Odontologic Emergencies
  4. Oral Rehabilitation
  5. Oral Cancer
  6. Post-surgical hemorrhage
  7. Trigeminal Neuralgia
  8. Retained parts
  9. Radiology in Dentristry

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6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Trip Meeting - Intl Course on Acute Care - X

Volunteers meeting at the MELA HQ, 800 Great Oaks Ln in Eagan, MN 55123.

Get more up-to-date information on the upcoming trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia. Volunteers can bring guest or others who may be interested in future can also attend this meeting. Appetizers and beverages will be served. RSVP (recommended) to by Feb 14, 2017


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to Nov 10

Advanced Medical Training - Critical Care Fundamentals

Advanced Medical Life Support and Critical Care Fundamentals Course for physicians in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Medical Educators for Latin America still needs at least 1 more volunteer to teach 25-30 Bolivian physicians. 

This course entails lectures and practical stations for hands-on learning. 

Topics Include:

  • Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient
  • Airway Management
  • Cardiopulmonary/Cerebral Resuscitation
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Monitoring Blood Flow, Oxygenation, and Acid-Base Status
  • Diagnosis and Management of Shock
  • Neurologic Support
  • Basic Trauma and Burn Support
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Life-Threatening Infections: Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Therapy Selection
  • Management of Life-Threatening Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances
  • Special Considerations
  • Critical Care in Pregnancy
  • Ethics in Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care in Infants and Children: The Basics

Let me know if you're interested.

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6:00 PM18:00

MELA Pre-Trip Meeting

The Team Meeting for volunteers going to Cochabamba for the November 2016 Critical Care Course. Others are welcome to see what it's all about. Just RSVP by October 17, 2016 to:

  1. We will discuss the Dos and Don'ts of Travel to Bolivia 
  2. Expectations; getting there - packing, travel documents, travel medicine clinic, hotel, food, the conference format
  3. What to bring
  4. Questions and Answers
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5:30 PM17:30

Mano a Mano Festival Bolivia! Back to Our Roots

Come celebrate and support Mano a Mano International Partners. This year's gala is to support the medical surplus distribution program

4:30 La Familia, An International Love Story Book Release. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d-oeuvres and be the first to hear an excerpt read by author Mary Martin from her new book La Familia.

5:30 Cocktails and Activities

7:00 Dinner and Program

9:15 After Party - Enjoy the sounds of Trio Giovani

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6:00 PM18:00

Post-Trip Party!

Our Trauma Teaching Team will meet at 800 Great Oaks Ln to share our experience at the las Trauma Conference in Cochabamba December 9-12, 2015. Food, drink, photos, and good times are planned. All of our volunteers and supporters are invited.

RSVP: or call 612-581-8822 by Feb 1, 2016

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Advanced Trauma Management Course - III
to Dec 12

Advanced Trauma Management Course - III

This 3.5 day course on trauma management and practical stations on Airway management, splinting, IV access and Case discussions included written and simulation testing. We trained 23 physicians with 17 receiving a certificate for passing scores.



General Principles of Advanced Trauma Management


Trauma Pharmacology

Head Trauma

Maxillo-Facial Trauma

Spine Trauma

Burn Trauma Management

Thoraco-Abdominal Trauma

Extremity Trauma

Geriatric Trauma Considerations

Trauma in Obstetrics

Pediatric Trauma

Learning Stations

Airway Management in Trauma

Stabilization and Transport

Ultrasound Use in Trauma

Splinting UE/LE Injuries

Trauma Radiology Pearls I and II

IV Placement

Case Management Exercises


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7:00 PM19:00

Mano a Mano International Partners Festival 2015

Festival Bolivia 2015

Join us for Mano a Mano’s 6th annual event on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota!

Buy Tickets and Sponsorship Information

Tickets and tables of 8 (with a 10% discount) for the event can be bought online via Eventbrite:

  • CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS directly from Mano a Mano’s Eventbrite page (you can also purchase tickets in the  embedded Eventbrite page below). Your response by April 18th is appreciated.
  • If you would prefer to pay via check, please mail payment and ticket information (number of attendees and first & last name, any dietary restrictions, and any seating preferences) to:
    • Mano a Mano International Partners, 925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104
  • If you are interested in sponsoring the event, SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.
  • Please SHARE this page with anyone that you would like to invite to the event, and we hope to see you there!
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