Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Day Two -- Morning
The team arrived bright and early, and was thrilled to see that the final group of medics had arrived, bringing the total to around 35. After a quick snack and coffee, we were ready to go.
Frank, our trauma specialist, kicked off the morning with an excellent session on primary surveys. He demonstrated how any medic can, even in the most difficult conditions, quickly and efficiently perform a primary exam and begin to treat even a severely wounded patient.
Next, Jaime, an ER Doctor from California, walked the medics through a complete secondary, while Meredith, a senior medical student, gave a quick talk on shock and relevant treatments.