Today we are beginning a new series from our Transport Team. They travel the world (literally!) to bring extremely sick children to our Hospital. Today's post is from Megan Monahan who is a highly skilled Respiratory Therapist and member of the team.
Walking into the room of a 9 month old with possible epiglottitis would make anyone cringe, much less knowing you’re going to be the lone airway resource for her ride back in a 5 foot by 10 foot enclosed environment 1500ft above the earth in a helicopter! She was fast asleep on her Mom’s lap and had no IV access. She also had a previous respiratory history that could explain away her stridor and hoarse cough.
As we decided her plan of care for transport back to All Children's Hospital, we knew one thing; please don’t wake up and start crying!