“There’s Nothing You Can Do That I Haven’t Done Before.” #2

"Always check your equipment before getting started." It doesn't just apply to central lines or chest tubes. It also applies to that delirious 90 something gentleman who just won't seem to listen, who keeps getting out of bed, who just says "Huh?" despite you yell-speaking, who spits out the nitroglycerin every time you drop it … Continue reading “There’s Nothing You Can Do That I Haven’t Done Before.” #2

“There’s Nothing You Can Do That I Haven’t Done Before.” #1

My fellow once told me a story about how after she made a terrible operative mistake, she went to talk to her mentor. The mentor, before she started, told her that there was no mistake she could make that he hadn't already made. Because while mistakes shouldn't happen, they do. And in the act of … Continue reading “There’s Nothing You Can Do That I Haven’t Done Before.” #1