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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Today's Weather

+ More of the same, but slightly warmer. High of 84. 

+ No rain predicted

+ Overnight low of 66

+ Thursday's predicted high is 81, with a chance of thunderstorms, according to Weather Underground.

An Opportunity To Return -- This Time With Air-Conditioning

As we near the finish line of the 2017 National Jamboree, this question arises: Would you like to return for a week at the Bechtel Summit Reserve next year – with hot showers, air-conditioned sleeping quarters and no cost to participate?
The Bechtel Summit Reserve is an active facility even when there’s not a Jamboree, although with considerable fewer people on property. Medical volunteers staff facilities on one-week tours, and they stay at the Summit Health Lodge. There are volunteer opportunities for doctors, nurses, EMTs, nurse practitioners and others.
Interested? Contact Dr. Chris Grove for details. Email him at chris@grovefamily.org.
Top 10 Diagnoses

(Data reported here is from 3 p.m. July 24 through 3 p.m. July 25.)

There were  934 patient encounters during this time period.

Jamboree Medical Services has treated 5,800 patients since staff began arriving. Here are the Top 10 diagnoses for this period.
1, Abrasions, blisters, cuts
2. Acute pharyngitis
3. Rash
4. Headache
5. Nosebleed
6. Dehydration 
7. Ingrown toenail
8. Nausea
9. Insect bites
10. Burns
Artists and Medical Professionals at Base Camp C
Some people see a sheet of plywood painted green and see only a sheet of plywood painted green. Others see a canvas waiting for an artist’s touch. Staffers at the Base Camp Charlie Medical Facility have seen canvas.
Pfc. Kerri Acheson, a combat medic with the West Virginia National Guard, sketched a western scene complete with a wolf howling at a full moon and a scene of horses charging across the landscape. Others have contributed portraits of Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street” and other cartoon characters.
In addition, many people have used the plywood panels for famous quotes and inspirational messages. Among them:
+ “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
+ “Nothing in the world is so exhilarating as to be shot at without results.” – Winston Churchill
+ “You can’t change what’s already happened, but you can change what hasn’t happened yet.” (No attribution)
+ “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift called the present.”  (No attribution)
Patient Encounters by Facility
(Data reported here is from 3 p.m. July 24 through 3 p.m. July 25.)

A/B Medical                                       165                                 
E Medical                                           123
Stadium Medical                              104
D Medical                                            93
C Medical                                             86
      (includes 9 at Sick Call sites)
F Medical                                             79
Jamboree Health Center                   62
Garden Ground Mountain                57
Thrasher Mountain                            55
Summit Health Lodge                        45
Stadium Medical                                 27
Action Point                                         34
Water Reality                                       23
Pools                                                     18
Low Gear                                              17
Specialty clinics                                   15 ​​.
Barbecue Night at the Dining Hall
Entrée: Barbecue brisket or grilled barbecue chicken breast

Express: Pork barbecue sandwiches and chicken wings

Vegetarian: Artichoke and four-cheese gratin

Signature salad: Tuna nicoise salad
​'Stop the Bleed' Program in the Final Stretch
At the Chat-n-Chew   
If you want dinner at the Chat-n-Chew tomorrow (Wednesday, July 26), make your reservation at the restaurant today. Wednesday’s main dishes: Pork barbecue ($12) and ribeye ($20). Dinner includes salad, sides, dessert and beverage.
Sandwiches, burgers, salads, beverages and soft-serve ice cream are available through the day and evening on Saturday.
Dr. Stan Chertoff’s mission to teach 1,500 to 2,000 Scouts and leaders at the Jamboree how to save lives wraps up tomorrow. He is presenting the “Stop the Bleed” program that the Department of Homeland Security is administering nationally.
His “classroom” is a tent next to the Stadium Medical Facility that is equipped with video monitors for an eight-minute presentation about dealing with major wounds and tables for two hands-on exercises about packing wounds, applying pressure and using tourniquets.
Chertoff, an ER doctor at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, said the program began nationally with training for first responders and now has moved to the general public and Red Cross responders. At the Jamboree, Scouts who go through the program earn a patch as well as gain knowledge about how to respond to a crisis.
Palmer Denny, who works with Homeland Security and is Scoutmaster of Troop 1390 in Woodbridge, Va., is working with Chertoff on “Stop the Bleed.”
Details about “Stop the Bleed” are on the Department of Homeland Security website: https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.
'Harry Potter' at OA D-Stress Zone

If you've never seen "Harry Potter," tonight is your opportunity. It's tonight's feature at the OA D-Stress Zone up the hill from the Dining Hall in Base Camp Echo.
Some West Virginia
Trivia for Today
A Family Tradition with Medical Services
There aren’t ships on Summersville Lake that need guidance from a lighthouse, but one is there anyway. It’s a visitor attraction that offers great views of the lake and the Gauley River National Recreation Area – if you’re willing to climb 122 steps to get to the top of the 1-4-foot-tall tower. Check it out at www.gotowv.com/company/summersville-lake-lighthouse/
Dr. Craig Brasher, CMO at Base Camp Charlie, can discuss all kinds of family business right here at the Jamboree. His daughter, Lindsay Pedersen, and his two sisters, Karen Brasher and Linda Cable, are here for the Jamboree experience, too. His daughter, who worked at the 2013 Jamboree, is an RN, and his sisters are on the administrative staff as first-time volunteers. The foursome is from Salt Lake City, Utah. There’s an additional Brasher family Jamboree connection: Burton Brasher, father of Craig, Karen and Linda, was on the medical staff at three Jamborees in the 1960s. This is Craig Brasher’s ninth Jamboree on the Medical Service staff.
Jambo Photo of the Day
It was a starry, starry West Virginia night -- supplemented by floodlights -- that Carl Drew captured over the Sub-Camp D1 staff tents. Drew, manager of medical IT support, is volunteering for his third Jamboree.