Dear RAM Volunteer,
Thank you for choosing to volunteer with Remote Area Medical® (RAM) at the RAM free medical expedition to be held in Clinton, TN at First Baptist Church on APRIL 11 & 12, 2015. By early April, you should hear from RAM that your volunteer application has been accepted. We are thankful to have you supporting our expedition. This year all RAM Volunteers sign up on the RAMVolunteers.org website. First Baptist will not maintain a list of volunteers, nor assign work areas to RAM general volunteers. RAM is taking care of this through the above website database. RAM support team members will arrive about 11:00am. on Friday, April 10,2015, to set up equipment for the clinic. You are welcome to join us and help unload the trucks to transform the site into a free health clinic!
The 2015 Anderson County RAM Clinic – we will maintain “A NO TOBACCO/ALCOHOL/DRUGS CAMPUS” from noon on Friday till Monday.
On this website you will find additional information about the clinic. If you have other questions or need more details, please call or e-mail any of the contacts listed below.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS ON SITE
RAM on site # 865-680-3036 RAMHost@fbclinton.org
First Baptist Church 865-457-9353
Jo Anne Swann, FBC RAM Coordinator 865-680-3036 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Elliott, FBC Pastor 865-809-6743 email@example.com Joanna Pace, Joanna@fbclinton.org 865-457-0436 David Rhyne, FBC RAM Leader 865-335-5405
SECURITY Campus security will be provided by the Tennessee State Guard and local law enforcement officers. Parking will be in lots adjacent to the Church – including municipal parking lots. We encourage you to not leave anything of value in your vehicles.
RAM CLINICS ACCEPT NO APPOINTMENTS. Patients will be taken on a “FIRST-COME/FIRST-SERVED” BASIS. Because of this, no one can be GUARANTEED service at the clinic. Patients will begin arriving on Friday evening to establish their place in line. The actual number of patients that will be served each day will depend on the number of professionals we are able to recruit. At approximately 3 AM on Saturday morning, numbers will be given out to waiting patients. Around 6 AM those patients will begin to enter the Registration Area located under the white parking lot tent. Basic information will be taken from the patients and then they will move to Triage area, also located under the tent. From here, they will move to one of the medical/dental/vision specialty areas for service. A patient can be seen in more than one area (Medical, Dental, and/or Vision), but MUST advise the people in REGISTRATION of their service needs. If patients have to leave a line in one area, ask your area coordinator for a PLACE SITTER who hold your place in line until they return for their additional services.
The clinic will provide free:
• Medical – General medical support, PSA/PAP/Diabetes testing;
• Vision – Vision testing/diagnoses will be offered. Glasses will be prescribed and made at the clinic.
• Dental – Extractions, fillings, cleaning and general oral hygiene services
- Veterinary Services – Some veterinary services will be available at the 2015 clinic
FOLLOW UP SUPPORT
Every effort will be made to secure follow-up care for individuals requiring follow-up services. We will use free, local medical clinics and Health Departments where applicable. However, there may be some patient costs depending on diagnoses or services required.
RAM VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Volunteers are expected to work in the clinic unless they are advised that they have been placed on the “WAITING LIST” for the Clinton Clinic. Their incoming and outgoing registration point is the church sanctuary entrance located at 225 North Main Street.
General Volunteers that do not have specific medical skills will have jobs assigned to them by RAM officials at the time they go through Volunteer Registration. Volunteers sign on for one or two-day assignments and are expected to work till the end of their daily shift. Break areas with snacks and meals will be provided to all volunteers beginning at 5 AM on Saturday.
VOLUNTEER ARRIVAL SCHEDULE
Please note that the clinic opens each morning at 6 AM, volunteers will need to arrive at the times listed below in order to prepare for the opening of the clinic.
All RAM VOLUNTEERS will enter from the SANCTUARY ENTRANCE / MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH – 225 N Main Street, Clinton, TN. Registration for Volunteers will be in the sanctuary where Volunteers will receive instructions, badges, and work locations. Volunteers are to wear their badges at all time during the operation of the clinic. Please see below to determine arrival times.
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION Workers should plan to arrive by 4:30 AM in the Church Sanctuary
• RNs, LPNs, EMTs, & Other Triage Professionals: Plan to arrive no later than 5:30 AM. Prior to the clinic, please read the enclosed Triage Orientation Form. Be sure to bring a stethoscope, BP cuff, and watch w/a second hand. Your license will be copied and kept on file with RAM. (You will be asked to show the license each time you work with us.) RAM cannot be responsible for articles that are lost or stolen. (Registration Location- Sanctuary)
• General Volunteers working the PATIENT REGISTRATION Area: Plan to arrive no later than 5:30 AM (Registration Location- Sanctuary)
• Dentists and Dental Volunteers: Plan to arrive no later than 6:15 AM You may bring your eye wear, headlamps & magnifiers. Dental Hygienists may prefer to also bring scalers & cavitrons. Your license will be copied and kept on file with RAM. (You will be asked to show the license each time you work with us.) RAM cannot be responsible for articles that are lost or stolen. (Registration Location- Sanctuary)
• Vision Volunteers: Plan to arrive no later than 6:30 AM RAM encourages you to bring your own Phoropter to facilitate services. Your license will be copied and kept on file with RAM. (You will be asked to show the license each time you work with us.) RAM cannot be responsible for articles that are lost or stolen. (Registration Location- Sanctuary)
• MDs, DOs, NPRs, other Medical Generalists/Specialists: Plan to arrive no later than 6:45 AM Physicians should bring to the clinic whatever they would take in their “black bag” to use on a house call. Your license will be copied and kept on file with RAM. (You will be asked to show the license each time you work with us.) RAM cannot be responsible for articles that are lost or stolen. (Registration Location- Sanctuary)
• All Other General Volunteers plan to arrive no later than 5:45 AM to be assigned a job placement. (Registration Location- Sanctuary)
Clinic Operational Times
On Saturday, the clinic will close when volunteers are ready to leave for the day (most of the time, volunteers will stay until around 5 PM or later). The RAM Clinic Director will come to each area of the clinic throughout the day to gather feedback from the volunteers in order to determine how long the clinic will remain open.
The clinic generally closes mid-afternoon on Sunday to accommodate out of town volunteers who need to travel home. Please let the RAM Clinic Director know in advance when you need to leave so that plans can be made regarding patient flow.
Please dress modestly in comfortable, casual, professional, attire, (scrubs are acceptable) and please wear comfortable shoes. Each volunteer will receive a free AC RAM t-shirt upon arrival. Torn, ragged jeans are not acceptable. Low cut blouses or tops are not acceptable. Scrub clothes may be worn. Remember, you are representing both your nursing profession and Remote Area Medical. We DO NOT wear lab coats as they tend to intimidate our patients.
Please feel free to contact us at 865-680-3036
Kevin Bowling, David Rhyne and Wimp Shoopman, AC RAM Leaders