Dr. Russell Engevik is an emergency room physician from California who volunteers with Lighthouse Medical Missions.
The Gambia is a resource-poor nation in West Africa with an economy that relies primarily upon tourism. Less than 6% of the land is arable, and the main crop grown in the country is peanuts.
The Gambia is nearly entirely surrounded by the country of Senegal, except for the section that is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The River Gambia nearly bisects this 4,127 sq. mile country, and as such, fishing is a common mode of survival for many Gambians.
Dr. Engevik discusses how handheld ultrasound systems can be useful in determining if internal injuries, such as internal bleeding, punctured lungs, or ruptured spleens, are present in trauma patients.
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