Morning of Day 4
Photo by Michael Ashburn
Good morning from the steps of the Friendship House. While waking up this morning we were met by beautiful African music coming from the church. Not a bad way to start the day.
Looking Back on Day 3
We finished up yesterday a little before midnight. However, Derick and Bab had to return to tend to a patient with some post- op bleeding.
We did 13 cases yesterday, including several children. Two were ASA 4*, and several more were 3's. One was on a dopamine infusion (no pump) on the floor for pressure support.
Working on Pacing Skills
Today we are working on our pacing skills, and have established a schedule we hope to follow for the remainder of our stay. Patient rounds at 0630, resupply at 0730, breakfast at 0800, team meeting at 0820, operations start at 0930, lunch- dinner at 1430, more operating in the afternoon, finish OR cases by 1900. We will work in a couple of hours of wound rounds in the afternoon.
Wish us luck!
*Ed. note: ASA is an acuity rating; 5 is the highest.