The Ideal Volunteer

Further, the types of health care specialists FTC seeks include:

Surgical Specialists (Pediatric and Adult) in:

Anesthesiologists (Pediatric and Adult)

Other healthcare specialists are also considered on a case-by-case basis.

All of the above volunteers must be in good standing with their licensing boards and be board-certified in their specialties, if offered. Basic and Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Advanced, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pain Management, etc. certifications are also highly valued.

Many of the FTC team members have at least five years, but more often greater than 10 years, of experience in their specialties. If a volunteer is a surgical resident, he/she must be traveling with a board-certified surgeon from the same specialty team.

FTC will also consider possible team members who are:

Whenever it is practicable, FTC strives to maintain the same standards of care as are established in the United States. We, therefore, do not authorize tea members performing procedures they are not trained to do in the US. We also will not employ any procedures, nor administer any medications, nor apply devices that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We also take the position that if the host health care staffs have not sufficiently demonstrated a working knowledge of a new procedure or in administering any type of medication brought by the FTC teams, we will not give the tools or medications, for example, to do so. Although our goals are to teach and provide medical/surgical care, insofar as we are able, we will not compromise these standards in any way that would endanger or harm the patients we encounter.

Face the Challenge (FTC) was founded by Randolph (Randy) C. Robinson, MD, DDS, cranio-maxillo-facial surgeon, and his wife, Ginger Holmes Robinson, BSN, RN (cardiac and critical care). Since the late 1970's, they shared a dream to offer their medical services to the world's needy.
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