Thursday, February 4, 2010

Saved a Newborn in Distress

Emmanuelle Clerisme-Beaty, M.D.
Go Team member

After almost a week I finally got to work in one of the medical wards, which is definitely more in line with my training. On my first night I covered the inpatient pediatric wards and the NICU. However after a rough start trying to take care of 60 patients with no nursing or ancillary staff, Mike and I ended our 16-hour shift by successfully resuscitating a newborn in respiratory distress.
To think that if this baby was born one day earlier, he would have died since until that night there had not been any in-house physicians until that night.

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