January 28, 2010 07:37
Subject: Start of day 4
Good morning from the steps of the Friendship House. While waking up thus morning we were met by beautiful Africian music coming from the church. Not a bad way to start the day.
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) in the ward for pressure support.
Today we are working on our pacing skills, and have established a schedule we hope to follow for the remaining 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!