Project hands day 1

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Back in December, I found a group on the internet called Project Hands. It’s a Vancouver based group who puts together a healthcare team composed of doctors, nurses, techs, administrators, and engineers to send over to Guatemala to deliver surgical care. I’m part of the May 2011 team. I’ve never done a medical mission trip, but I think they’re important to see how others live life and deal with medical problems. I love experiencing new cultures!  Today, I leave for Guatemala and am quite excited to get going on the trip. Now, as an anesthesiologist, I wonder about the equipment and drugs that I’ll have access to…. will they be the same one I’m familiar with or will they be some kind of rigged contraption with an O2 flow tubing hooked up to volatile agent? I’ll try to post daily and include some pics as well. I’m supposed to arrive in Guatemala tonight….

Author: Kris

Grew up in a small Texas town. Heavily involved in extracurricular activities: piano, violin, dance (ballet/jazz/tap), tennis, horseback riding (english/western), taekwondo, basketball, soccer, volleyball, percussion, drumline, orchestra, band, mascot, pageants. I had the typical Tiger Mom upbringing. Went to college, medical school, residency, and fellowship. Amidst the ups and downs of life, allow me to share with you my journey...as an "ordinary" person who happens to be an MD.

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