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Protocol

There are protocols for everything. The newest one is the protocol for births that take place outside of the hospital. It outlines the responsibilities of the guards who mind the gates, and the brancardiers (stretcher-bearers/orderlies), and the doctors.

There are protocols for everything. The newest one is the protocol for births that take place outside of the hospital. It outlines the responsibilities of the guards who mind the gates, and the brancardiers (stretcher-bearers/orderlies), and the doctors. The Haitian gynecologist-supervisor wrote it, in collaboration with the Canadian logistician*.

One day at the hospital (inside the hospital, not out), our logistician and one of the brancardiers happened upon a baby and a placenta. Strangely, the mother was nowhere to be seen. So they each put on a pair of gloves, and Log said, "Brancardier, you take the placenta, and I'll take the baby."

* logistician (n) = person who takes care of all things non-medical, such as buildings, water, electricity, supply and storage, cars, computers, sanitation and waste management, security, administration, finance, etc. Highly practical individual.