The Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II received another generous donation from a visitor of St. Pete, Florida. Dr. Mike Mazzaferro, a medical director who has volunteered at the Poly Clinic in the past during a medical trip to Belize, presented a very useful device to the doctors on Friday, February 20, 2015.
This time around Dr. Mazzaferro was in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize on vacation and decided to bring with him a very useful and cool donation to the polyclinic. He donated a Pedi-Sleeve (Pediatric Dosing System) which is a three-page protected sleeve worn on the forearm (like a quarterback) that displays pediatric medication dosing and equipment sizes. The sleeve contains information to provide medicinal dosage to children depending on their height. A quick measurement and the sleeve can quickly indicate the dosage needed for the child in case of emergencies and quick response situations, without the need for making calculations.
Dr. Mazzaferro is one of the developers of the device that was created in the U.S. and has already donated to other countries. He presented the Pedi-Sleeve to doctors at the Poly Clinic and instructed them with a quick tutorial. The community of Ambergris Today is very grateful for his donation and helping the Otto Rodriguez Polyclinic II improve services on the island.
Dr. Mike Mazzaferro instructs medical personnel at San Pedro Poly Clinic on how to use the Pedi-Sleeve