-Frank ZappaUS musician, singer, & songwriter (1940 - 1993)
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."
-e e cummingsUS poet (1894 - 1962)
I hope you enjoy the little slide show that I put together. I just visited a night time bazaar and I could not help but to take a picture of some of the movies that they were selling. I did not change the covers in any way. I had no idea that Mel Gibson and The Rock were in a movie together. Someone needs to tell Quinton Tarentino that when a critic says that a movie is "incomplete" that it is not a good thing. I do not even know what a lot of them mean. Some of them are just a jumble of words that are put together to make an incomprehensible sentence. For instance, "Global Irritable War Piece First." That sounds like a great movie. What about, "North American Provocatove," Are they trying to say Provocative? And lastly, "Men and Women Occult." What does that even mean?
A lot of what I saw today you would probably not want me to talk about because it involves drainage of large amounts of pus and car accident victims. I will spare you the details.
A lot of the teaching I did was on physical exam. I am trying to emphasize the importance of it because I think that it is something that they have let fall by the wayside. The ER physician is sharp and willing to learn, he has just not had someone there to teach him anything. You can build a building and buy a lot of expensive equipment, but if the staff does not know how to use it and the doctors do not know how to practice medicine then it is not of much use.
I used the interpreter as a patient and we went through a complete physical exam. Other doctors such as the Infectious Disease doctor and the Dermatologist were also listening in. I also tried to emphasize the importance of taking vital signs on every patient. So far I have not seen them do it on a single patient. We all practiced taking blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate. It was all very productive.
I saw a family looking kind of lost carrying a little child. I asked them if they needed help and they said that they were trying to find a Pediatrician. The mother said that her child fell down a stairs 20 days ago and still is unable to walk. The Pediatrician was not on duty so I recommended that they return when he was available. Before they left I decided to get a quick X-ray just to make sure that there was no obvious fracture. Here was the film that I got.
I had a hard time seeing the knees so I hand them repeat it minus the hand. I did not see anything obvious but just in case I loaded the X-ray onto my thumb drive and I am going to shoot it over to a Radiologist just to be sure.
Here are some of the supplies that I received today. I am going to give them directly to the VCR program. Thanks so much for sending them. Giving them to the VCR program is the best way to guarantee that they will go to people that really need them.
Check out my deployment tips blog if you are deploying soon. It is a work in progress. I plan to add a lot more in the coming days.
I will leave you with a really cute kid that is also a really good business man.