Heart Care International organizes teaching conferences, lectures and workshops with the host hospital during each mission trip. These conferences are open free of charge to the entire medical staff of the hospital and typically last between one and three days.


Betsy Tirado (ICU nurse); Dr. Cesar Mella (ICU doctor), Edward Guerrero (Respiratory Therapist)


Courses include:

  1. Cuidados Posoperatorios / Diagnosticos de Enfermeria (Post op care and Nursing Diagnosis)
  2. Control y Prevencion de Infecciones (Control and Prevention of Infections)
  3. Interpretacion de el Equilibrio Acido-Base (Interpretation of Acid-base Balance)
  4. Procedimientos Quirurgicos Comunes (Common Surgical Procedures)
  5. Taponamiento Cardiaco (Cardiac Tamponade)
  6. Calculaciones de Medicamentos (Medication Calculations)
  7. Revision Cardiologia (Rev Cardiology)
  8. Revision Liquidos y Electrolitos (Revision fluid and electrolytes)
  9. Revision Monitorizacion (Revition Monitoring)
  10. Revision Respiratorios (Revision Respiratory)
  11. Revision Etica (Revision Ethics)
  12. Jet Ventilators
  13. Time Out Huddle For the OR

Breakfast, Lunch and Venue donated courtesy of the Crowne Plaza San Salvador


Betsy Tirado (ICU Nurse) and Edward Guerrero (Registered Respiratory Therapist)