It takes a
OCTOBER 25, 2012
It seems like a party in the OR. In addition to
anesthesiologist, and Candace, her nurse. She
half-dozen or so medical personnel, there are
knows now that on that day they were both
several other consultants in the room including
wearing wings, as they were the angels who
representatives from the manufacturer of the
would never leave her side, and who would, in her
Medtronic device. Wow.
own words, keep her from freaking out.
It takes a village.
It is something to marvel at that chit-chatting like
Right away, she knows that her saving grace that
one might do in the grocery store line would be as
day, in addition to the remarkable neurologists
powerful as the numbing medication in keeping
and surgeons, will be the two amazing women
the reality of the procedure at bay. In addition to
that seem to be tasked with keeping her
their clinical role in the OR that day, their most
calm throughout the procedure. Pam, her
important duty was freak-out prevention.
A snapshot of what the OR looks
like during a DBS procedure. As
you can see, it takes a team of care
providers to make sure everything
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