Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Well, I hit a milestone today. I intubated my first patient for preventative measures today as an attending emergency physician. Basically, this means I passed a tube down the patient's trachea to secure his airway because there was a high chance he would go into respiratory failure. He was a young teenager with symptoms of stroke and he was rapidly declining. We needed to get him to an ICU at another hospital fast and helicopter was the mode of transport chosen. I have intubated plenty of people, but most of the time they were unconscious, code situations, and it was a life-saving maneuver. This time, I was taking the patient from a fairly stable (currently) situation and paralyzing him (taking away his ability to breathe on his own), to passed the tube in.
Friday, November 19, 2010
God speed to Derek and Bodil Morris! Great team that will be hard to replace, but we know that God will use them mightily at the GC. My prayer is for the FLC as they seek to find someone lead their church who seeks to place Christ first and foremost (as the Morris's strived to do). Jason & Janelle