Hodgepodge #2

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.

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on August 28, 2011, in Residency, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Disappointing that this type of behavior still persists.Arn’t there hospitals rules governing professional behavior?At our institution we recently had a prominent surgeon suspended for two weeks and another sent on a mandatory anger management course for similar behavior which is specifically addressed in the by-laws. No surprise that the offender is a neurosurgeon.

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