Medical Mission: World Pediatric Project: Project Panama Healing Hearts, May 2012.
Mission team consisted of pediatric intensivists, pediatric anesthesia, pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgeon and pediatric critical care nursing from United States. Goal was to educate and train Panamanian pediatric cardiac program in operating room and pediatric intensive care unit to perform cardiac surgery and care post-operatively for pediatric patients with complex congenital heart disease. The missions occur every 3 months and consist of teams from the United States with eventual goal to have Panamanian pediatric cardiac surgery program self-sufficient after 5 years.
Patient Care Bio
First and most importantly, I wish to care for critically ill children. I also hope to be active in the education of residents at URMC and the registered nurse and respiratory therapist staff.
With time, I would like to take a more active role in an administrative capacity in the PICU. I hope to improve the quality of care delivered in the PICU through education and following core measures.