The surgeons are brilliant, and truly transform the lives of these children, but even they couldn´t do this without the rest of the team. The recovery room and OR nurses as well as the anesthesiologists all have to collaborate with the surgeons to make everything work.
In this photo, anesthesiologist Dr. Grant is consulting with OR nurses Lou and Jan on the care of one of our patients who has just left surgery. In the recovery room, no patient is ever left without a nurse in the room to make sure all is well. The OR nurses monitor various vital signs and are highly trained to deal with many possibilities. Should a crisis occur, it´s the anesthesiologist who is called in to work with the nurses to deal with the problem.