Dr. Sawyer Serving with Samaritan's Purse

Dr. Sawyer Serving with Samaritan's Purse
Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Teammates at Tenwek

 Here are some of the people that I work with at Tenwek.  This is Purity and she is one of the medical students that I work with.  She is extremely quiet and soft spoken, but works very hard to take good care of her patients.  In this picture she is acting as my assistant while I am giving a lecture, handing out Tootsie Roll Lollipops to anyone who answers my questions.

 This is Rose.  She is at the end of her medical training, and is an excellent clinical.  She would like to merge nephrology and critical care medicine together and work in an intensive care environment.  Because of her interest in critical care medicine, she cares for all of our patients on our service that are on the critical care units at Tenwek.
 This is Annette.  She is a respiratory therapist from Canada.  She is so talented that the staff at the hospital call her Doctor Annette.  Her abilities to care for the respiratory needs of adult and pediatric patients in the critical care units is absolutely amazing.  She is also a bit of a curiosity here because of her fair skin and red hair.  She has earned the utmost respect from everyone here, and her attention to detail is admirable.
 This is Felix.  He is a clinical officer and works very hard to know his patients very well.  Here he is starting an IV on a patient who is having a postpartum hemorrhage.
 This is Priscillah and she is the nursing director for the labor and delivery unit.  She is a hard worker and takes excellent care of her patients and staff, and works diligently to run her unit.
This is Barbara, and she has been at Tenwek since 1981.  This is a teacher at the nursing school and has taught nursing, public health and midwifery since she first arrived here.  She is a saint!
Although these next few pictures are a bit blurry, they show the many faces of Dr. Mike Davis, who is a Samaritan's Purse Post-Resident working at Tenwek hospital for two years.  He is an incredible infectious disease physician.  Look closely at these three picture of Dr. Davis while he teaches "Monday Morning Medical Math" to the medical students during Grand Rounds.  The topic was Management of Hyponatremia, and he did a nice job of explaining how to calculate the replacement of sodium in severely hyponatremic patients.  As you can tell from these photos, he is very animated.
 Just one of the many faces of Dr. Davis.
 One more funny face, as he reacts to what someone has said.
This is most of my team of medical students.  From left to right are Rose, Felix, Purity, Gideon and Rita.  This was during rounds on Monday, July 28th, 2014. 

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