On The Cover
LCDR Jason Patacsil, CRNA, MSN, NC, USN, secures an airway of a trauma patient in 1 of 12 operating rooms on the USNS Comfort. The hospital ship was deployed to Haiti after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince on January 12. During the mission, 843 surgical cases were completed. Patacsil is a staff nurse anesthetist at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida. For more information on the USNS Comfort’s role in Operation United Response, see the Guest Editorial on page 264.