Tuesday, May 08, 2007

9th Flight

Had my 9th flight last night. Took an Iraqi Army guy to Al-Assad. He had a gunshot to both lower legs, the surgeons did a great job restoring circulation to his feet, which the initial injury had interrupted. Flight was smooth, no problems.
The heat has really come to the forefront when planning for how we package out patients for transport. When we first arrived here, we needed to take action to keep our patients warm. Now, just being outside will warm our patients, even in a helicopter with the doors open and strong draft. If you would like to simulate riding in a helicopter, I'd suggest sitting in front of 4-5 hair dryers, and turn them on (on low for a night flight, high for a day flight.) After sitting in front of them for ~30 minutes, you have now simulated a flight.

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