Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Bedside Wound Care

We are reassured to learn that the medical volunteers are now able to provide bedside wound care. Teams made up of a surgeon, nurse and anesthesiologist visit a patient at the bedside to perform wound debridement (removal of damaged/infected tissues) and dressing changes using moderate sedation. This is a very important treatment for the types of injuries many Haitians sustained in the earthquake.

Above David Chang M.D. (Sutter's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center) and James Tussaint M.D. (orthopedic resident Massachusetts General Hospital) care for a patient.

Stay tuned as our busy team gives us more details of their mission and work. And thank you again to everyone in the Sutter Health family who continues to volunteer, fundraise and offer their skills for our efforts in helping Haiti.

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