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SEMPER team reflects on relief work after Typhoon Haiyan

As previously reported on Scope, the Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response sent 1o medical professionals to the Philippines last year to relieve Typhoon Haiyan victims. "There was so much medical need that it was necessary to split up SEMPER into two teams: One team went to Guiuan and the other was in Talcoban," said Linda Jordan, PA-C, who was among those providing services. Setting up makeshift clinics, the Stanford affiliates teamed with Filipino doctors and nurses to provide primary care and help people suffering from traumatic illness, infected wounds and severe injuries who had not been treated in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

In the recently posted video above, members of the SEMPER team reflect on their experiences from the ground and what they took away. "You start to see qualities in people that you work with and I think you realize that you can stretch beyond what you're doing," said Julie Pacioppi, RN.

Previously: “I’m glad that we were there”: Stanford emergency-response team returns home from the PhilippinesOn the ground in post-typhoon Philippines, Post-typhoon Philippines: “It is all becoming real and sinking in” and Stanford emergency-response team heads to the Philippines

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