A few thoughts not quite worthy of their own posts.
- The neuro surg attending I was lamenting the other day for being a complete a-hole was back at it again today. While on the phone with his office, but looking directly at his resident: “Look up on the computer if we have ever seen Mr. Jones”. Resident, sitting directly in front of the computer, clicks a few buttons “We last saw Mr. Jones back in 2009 for an aneurysm clipping”. Attending to resident “Will you please shut the hell up, I’m not talking to you”. Hey, at least he said please! What a dick.
- Twice this week we’ve had people in the unit who stopped taking their HIV meds because they “felt fine”. Someone is seriously dropping the ball on patient education here.
- Procedures are HARD work. I don’t think you realize it at the time, but you are iso-metrically contracting about 90% of your muscles trying to get that needle in just the right spot. You don’t feel it then, but the sweat you break out in, and the sore achey muscles the next day let you know how hard you were working.