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Resources and Toolkits for Volunteer Surgeons

Operation Giving Back has compiled various resources to aid you before, during, and after your volunteer work. Explore our tools the help you better address cultural competency and ethics, along with travel basics, personal safety, and more. 

Travel Basics

Travel Basics

Tools to help facilitate travel during your service

  Travel Basics

Disaster Response

Disaster Response

Resources that may be helpful before, during, or after a disaster occurs

  Disaster Response

Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency

Preliminary understanding of challenges and solutions pertaining to cultural competency while volunteering

  Cultural Competency

Data Publications

Data Publications

Databases, metrics, and publications that may be helpful to you as begin your volunteer work

  Data Publications

Ethics

Ethics

Preliminary understanding of challenges and solutions pertaining to ethics while volunteering

  Ethics

Patient Safety

Patient Health and Safety

Tools and resources to adequately and successfully provide optimal patient safety while volunteering

  Patient Health and Safety

Personal Health

Personal Health and Safety

Tools and resources to adequately and successfully provide optimal personal safety while volunteering

  Personal Health and Safety

Donated Equipment

Donated Medical Supplies

Guidelines and organizations accepting medical equipment for appropriate outreach efforts

  Medical Equipment

Donated Texts

Donated Medical Texts

Agencies that accept medical texts for donation to appropriate communities in need

  Medical Texts