Nursing: Making a Difference as a Medical Humanitarian Volunteer: One Nurse's Story

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About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

Becoming involved in medical humanitarian volunteering is becoming a popular way for health care providers to give back to those who need care the most.  In this single story, the learner will meet a nurse volunteer who serves with a medical humanitarian team called Project Helping Hands and hear how nurse volunteers for this group travel to areas around the world to provide much needed care.  This webinar presents the team’s journey to a very remote African village and explains how a tailored education program is helping to move the local population towards sustainability. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the key steps to take when developing a patient education program for a developing nation.
  • Summarize how nurses can made a difference in the health and well-being of a developing nation through patient education.  
  • Discuss the importance of measuring patient education outcomes when volunteering with a medical humanitarian organization.

About the Author:
Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, FAEN

Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, FAEN, is a registered nurse with over 40 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and worked for many years in critical care in various roles including staff nurse, manager, director, and clinical specialist.  Ms. Tryniszewski spent over 25 years in healthcare publishing, most recently as the Vice President of Clinical Content for Elsevier. She has authored journal articles and worked closely with several key nursing associations, including the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the Association of Critical-Care Nurses (ACCN), to create successful online continuing education products for nurses. Ms. Tryniszewski has also been involved in medical humanitarian work for many years, sitting on the Board of Directors of Project Helping Hands, is the African Regional Education Director, and is the team Education Leader for Uganda. 

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