St. Marc Trauma Unit, Haiti
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Friday, January 22, 2010
January 21st Update
This is an extract from the diary of Dr. Malcolm Smith (MGH)
Will try tomorrow. Late day but we are all ok, infections and complications are starting to kill people.
St Marc Trauma Unit
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The team departs for Haiti
Earthquake damage in Port au Prince
The OR when we arrived
And the anaesthetic machine doesn't even work!
The "ward" when we arrived, patients everywhere, mattreses all over the floor no dresings changed
The OR working
OR cleaned out and working first day!
A ward organised and cleaned, with nurses station
Malcolm Smith breifing new PIH volunteers from California
Man with left femoral external fixation
Man with an external fixation on his left tibia
George Dyer, Malcolm Smith and James Tussaint
Taking her first new steps with a femoral external fixator and a walking frame
List of Volunteers
Grace Deveny RN MPH international health program manager MGH
Henry Salzarulo MD anaesthesiaSeneca SC
Malcolm Smith MD Ortho Trauma Partners/ MGH
Selwyn Rodgers MD Gen/trauma surg BWH
Denise Lauria RN MGH OR nurse
Nathaly Arredondo RN ERG trauma nurse Lakeland regional med center FL
Giliane Joseph MD Gen internal med albert einstein NY
Sachita Shah MD ED doc Rhode Island hosp Providence RI
Kieth Antonangeli ST MGH OR
Akshay Dalal MD anaesthesia MGH
George Dyer MD Ortho Trauma Partners/ BWH& VA
Judy Wagoner RN. Trauma/surg nurse BIDMC
Heather Bedlion RN Cardiac step down BWH.
Sergeline Lucien RN Oncology nurse BWH
Additional help from others who just arrived!
Also Sarah Marsh Partners in health, womens health. And expecting James Troussant Harvard combined Ortho program MGH resident (also Haitian)and others today.
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