Emergency Care Provider (ECP), Birungi Alfunsi, and visiting physicians, Jordan Chanler-Berat and John Allen Houston, diagnosed a young boy with a perforated ileum using bedside ultrasound scan in the Emergency Department early this week. When the patient arrived, he was in critical condition and this timely diagnosis altered the management of the patient and allowed for the patient’s emergent admission to the operating room. This young boy, now three days post-surgery, has recovered significantly and is scheduled to be discharged home this week. Rural Emergency Medicine has saved another life at Nyakibale Hospital!
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