Category Archives: Clinic

Doctors Ready and Prepared

Doctores 2012

CDS Medical Providers will be at Majahual beach west of La Libertad in order to attend to emergencies during this years Holy Week vacation.
Pictured left to right are Dr. Manuel Valencia, Dr. Luis Delgado, Dr. Stanley Lara, Dr. Julio Orellana and Dr. Margarita during a simulated training last weekend. EMS and Lifeguards will be working hand in hand with our providers and are currently in simulated trainings as seen in the video. Unfortunately, during the training, there was a real emergency that warranted urgent intervention.

Night Shift Tribute



You are a 35 year old sex worker that just got stabbed.
You are a 4 year old child that just suffered abuse by the hands of your mother.
You are a 45 year old drunk just assaulted by five youth.
You are a 23 year old youth street vendor who just experienced tear gas.
You are 14 year old who just defended yourself from a machete attack with your arms.
You are a 15 year old about to give birth.
You are one of thousands.

You are about to meet your Guardian Angel.

Carlos Hernández Reyes


Comando Guardian Angel Dies



Doctor Carlos Hernández Reyes died this morning in a motorcycle accident at the corner of 17 avenida norte and 27 calle poniente, in the Layco Colonia. He had just finished his volunteer shift in the walk in clinic at the Central Base of Comandos de Salvamento. Carlos was a dedicated doctor with experience in triage, critical care and minor surgeries that are common occurrence in the walk in clinic at night. He dedicated over 15 years of his life with CDS.

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Medical Care for Deported Patient



Rosa María Galvez, who is in charge of our walk in clinic attends to 39 yo Francisco M. who presented with lacerations to his head. He recieved 14 sutures. Francisco states he was recently deported from the USA and was riding his bicycle around the Colonia San Judas neighborhood when some unknown assailant threw a bottle at his head. Comandos EMS arrived and transported him to the walkin clinic for surgical intervention with Rosa. Photos: CDS.

Occipital Laceration

Col. San Juda

At 945pm CDS was dispatched to Colonia San Juda where 26yo Jose Angel Ayala was offered first aid due to a fall that resulted in a laceration on the occipital part of his cranium. He was securely transported to the small surgery clinic at our main base in San Salvador. He was attended to by clinic worker and surgeon Rosa Galvez. Rosa utilized a Blue Monofilament Polypropylene suture with a 2-0 size needle to place 6 stitches. The patient presented ebriated so no Lidocaine was used. Video soon via another entry in the future. Photo: Mark Hoffman

1 Rock 5 Stitches

Sutura Base Central

At 8am Friday December 31st 2010, the walk in small surgery clinic of the main base attended to 32yo Jose Stanley Galvez who presented with a small contusion and clean laceration of his left eyelid. He states he and his friend were in the “HulaHula” area of downtown at 1am when there was a “misunderstanding” with another group of peers that assaulted him with a rock. Clinic worker Dora de Lovo provided care to Jose who states he is grateful he did not lose his eye during the altercation.  

After applying 70cc of Lidocaine, Dora used a Synature brand size 6-0 monofilament polypropylene (0.7 metric) to make five stitches. CDS wishes Stanely a quick recovery and educated him to be careful while walking downtown at night. Photos: Mark Hoffman 

Sutura Base Central 2010
Sutura Base Central 2010