Chest Watch Event - Twitter Highlights

Bringing science education to life, Providence School Outreach hosted more than 125 Portland-area high school students for a live “Chest Watch” surgery as Dr. John Handy, thoracic surgeon with Providence Thoracic Oncology Program, performed an initial lung thoracoscopy and then lobectomy on a life-long smoker.

This log of tweets provides highlights from the March 1, 2013 Chest Watch surgery.

Caution: Some of the images are graphic.

#ChestWatch Event Twitter Highlights
How does #tobacco addiction affect your health? Local students are viewing a live lung surgery today. #ChestWatch starts now.

Thoracic surgeon Dr. John Handy addresses students about today's case. #ChestWatch

Today's #ChestWatch case will be a thoracoscopy on a 2-pack-a-day smoker. pic.twitter.com/P5QOpU2kJI

Smoking is the No. 1 preventable risk factor for lung cancer. Today's #ChestWatch patient has smoked more than half million cigarettes in his lifetime.

"If you're thinking about smoking, we're going to see today where you'll be in 20 years." #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/LoYY58Ibih

As Dr. Handy leaves to scrub in, students learn about careers in nursing, pathology & surgery tech.#ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/QWKgnna2Yh

As Meera Jain, MD speaks of smoking dangers, a chime sounds every 6 seconds, signaling a person has died as result of tobacco. #ChestWatch

Students get hands on experience with anesthesia instruments as patient is prepped for surgery.#ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/avkNgbnqfM

Gasps fill the auditorium as first incision shows on big screen.#ChestWatch of a live thoracoscopy begins. pic.twitter.com/6VPJptleAi

(Graphic image) Dr. Handy gives students first view of the lung. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/aWnk6anP1s

(Graphic image) Staples are placed above and below upper lobe lung mass. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/CDD5BoEBPS

@ColletteWieland: #ChestWatch @providenceportland for a live surgery. Students watch as smoker gets lump removed. @KGWNews @KGWSunrise pic.twitter.com/369cXL1BVa

The lung mass, presumably with cancer, is removed to be put in sterile bag and removed from chest cavity. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/U9SaZs9Jqe

The lung mass is placed in sterile bag and removed from chest cavity. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/hWC8iiwSLM

Dr. Handy initially examines lung mass before its sent to pathology. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/GYtP9G41Mi

Lots of "wows" as students get first glimpse of beating heart.#ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/qIFleJjcbx

Dr. Thomas Cull teams w/Dr. Handy to explain abnormal deposits on lung, heart due to smoking, poor diet. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/7lZuaCTz5a

Fatty deposits (yellow mass) surround the heart. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/Zq8dlrpGRC

Pathology determines the upper lobe of the lung needs to be removed. Dr. Handy proceeds with lobectomy. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/MX5nsMly0U

(Graphic image) Dr. Handy clamps the pulmonary vein leading to the upper lung lobe to be removed. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/mvaLw15ZKm

(Graphic image) Dr. Handy works around lung, cauterizing arteries to remove diseased upper lobe (purple mass, left). #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/IZva0ET7GV

Beth Gately, RN, demos surgery equipment and talks of many roles nurses play in operating room.#ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/AlMgd8wDRP

(Graphic image) View of the lung in the chest cavity as Dr. Handy prepares to remove lung lobe. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/So644etKUm

(Graphic image) Students see a live view of what half a million cigarettes will do to a lung. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/HpIPvZGhBt

Students squirm as Dr. Handy manipulates lung lobe out of body and examine for additional lesions.#ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/m1xTb20ayE

(Graphic image) Water is introduced to irrigate chest cavity as Dr. Handy preps to close. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/Y0qP0vmraG

Dr. Handy and team close up on another successful #ChestWatch surgery. pic.twitter.com/qonu5laJlh

Students explore surgery equipment as they wait for Dr. Handy's post-op presentation.#ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/FZJqWuVfyf

After speaking with patient's family, Dr. Handy reviews surgery and outcomes with students. #ChestWatch pic.twitter.com/c2Y8WTlQp3

Smoking is the No. 1 most preventable risk factor for lung cancer. 1-800-QUIT-NOW and @smokefreeoregon can help you quit. #ChestWatch

And that concludes another Providence School Outreach #ChestWatch event. Thank you for joining us!


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