Monday, May 24, 2004
During this outreach unlike any other outreach before, we have two separate operating rooms in which operations are ongoing. Adults are being seen and operated on in the Dockside Unit (DSU) off the ship. The Dockside Units are portable units that have been erected; our electricians have completely equipped them with proper lighting and electrical circuits for the many instruments and equipment required in an operating room. They are also equipped with air conditioning. This frees up the two small operating rooms onboard the ship for the pediatric surgeries. The week before last, Bud Busby from the International Operations Center came and prepared the anesthesia equipment for the surgeries and then assisted in the surgeries this past week. We are blessed presently to have not one but four anesthetists volunteering.