Thursday, March 22, 2007

2nd Flight (Solo)

I had my 2nd flight early Wednesday (1am), an Iraqi Police that was shot in the chest. The surgeons opened up his chest, tied off the bleeding vessels in his lungs, and gave him to me to take to Balad. The transport was busy, but smooth. With help of our Anesthesia staff, I was prepared to give blood and many medication enroute to keep the patients blood pressure up. Balad is an Air Force level 3 facility, I'm at a level 2. This means they have more logistical support, more staff, and more specialists. From the level 3 they are flown out to Germany (Americans, not Iraqis) if needed. Balad is a tent structure, compared to Baghdad's actual hard structure. Baghdad is an Army facility.

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