If a patient dies and you’re not there to hear it, it still really happened.

Honestly, I enjoyed my Sunday off after a hard week. I did yoga for the first time in a while (if you care, I kept up ok). I had breakfast. I cooked. I watched a movie. And when I got to work this morning, the list was one patient shorter. And I didn't think anything … Continue reading If a patient dies and you’re not there to hear it, it still really happened.

Shortcuts

Physical exams not done. Hearts not listened to. Edema not felt. Lungs not appreciated yet. Notes not written well. These aren't lies - just survival maneuvers to survive. It's intern year - only intern year. And these shortcuts are going to build up to long-term flaws.

Mise En Place

That central line session was fucking embarrassing. I couldn't grip the probe correctly multiple times. I couldn't withdraw the syringe effectively. I dropped items. Things got worse as they got bad. It all started with the gloves. If my gloves were the right size, I wouldn't have messed it up so badly (still would have). … Continue reading Mise En Place