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global health, lymphatic filariasis, sustainability



  1. Byrne, Sharon K. DrNP, APN, NP-C, AOCNP, CNE
  2. Collins, Shonta D. MSN, MPA, FNP-BC


Abstract: Using available evidence and astute assessment skills, nurses and advanced practice nurses, as members of an inter-professional team, were able to assess, diagnose, and initiate treatment for a child with lymphatic filariasis within a global health practice setting. The lessons learned during health outreach trips to an underserved commune of Port-au-Prince, Haiti can promote an understanding of appropriate nursing practice related to this parasitic infection. They can also assist nursing students, nurse practitioner students, and faculties as members of a medical outreach team to promote sustainability which is a benchmark of nursing leadership in global health.