Call days are hard. In a thousand different ways. You wait for that code or that tanking patient. And maybe you get one – my first one didn’t have one, thank the lord.
But it comes death by a thousand, never-ending papercuts. Pages, steps, calls, callbacks, missed, etc. And then you look up and forgot to do most of your work you started the day with.
Sigh. That was embarrassing. I left the night intern in a huge pickle. But we live and learn. I have to. If I can’t adapt, I can’t be a resident. If I can’t do my work, I can’t operate. If I can’t operate, I’m done. So here are my goals fr tomorrow:
- Chart check ALL OF MY pt
- Go through ALL of the to do lists with patients
- Use iPASS for signout for ALL of the pt
- Don’t apologize or say thank you to each other uselessly.