Eric J Exelbert, MD

My partner and I were called to the ED for a child that was in severe respiratory distress. This patient would have likely arrested if time was not of the essence and if the patient survived the arrest would have ended up on full life support such as ECMO. I believe that the care provided that day was efficient, quick, deliberate, and compassionate. I noticed that the ED physicians were using the Handtevy System for the resuscitation and I was excited to see that there was a cohesive synchronicity to the resuscitation. The dosages and meds were drawn up quickly, there did not appear to be any hesitation, and I felt comfortable in knowing that we were all on the same page. Furthermore, I was able to run the resuscitation and everyone's roles were defined, clear, and delivered. I believe this infant was treated with the highest level of care and the methods described above all contributed. It appears to me that the ED staff is very comfortable in using the Handtevy method and I commend Dr. Antevy in sharing his knowledge and expertise in this area with the staff and with me. For this patient it helped save her life.

Eric J Exelbert, MD
Pediatric Intensive Care Physician, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital