This is Manong Cardo, our male aide at the Operating Room. Among his many OR duties is to position the patient properly while I do my regional blocks. After all these years, Nong Cardo has got this patient positioning down pat, it's already instinctive. He holds the patient at just the right angulation, inclination and tension so that my work is made so much easier. In spinal or epidural anesthesia, where we deal with spaces and places only micromillimeters in width, the correct patient positioning is of utmost importance.
In the OR we all know when Nong Cardo is having a nice day because he sings the refrains or oneliners from these really old songs. He is my hero because irregardless of what kind of day he's having, he still holds the patient in perfect alignment.