I’m currently knee deep in a labor and delivery rotation. Or maybe elbow deep would be a better way to put it….  Which is fine. I rather liked it in medical school, but now my reaction is more like “actually, this is pretty fricken gross” but hey, it is what it is, something to get a rough idea of how to do in case I’m ever at a hospital without access  to L&D.  I loved that when I read the Rosen’s chapter (one of the two big EM textbooks) they essentially say that the answer for a complicated delivery is a C-section.  Am I expected to be able to do this? Do ER docs ever do emergency c-sections? I supposes I could do a peri-mortem section if I didn’t have to worry about being able to put mom back together at the end of it, but when mom’s ability to wear a bikini again matters….  would any ER doc actually attempt a C-section? If so, how’d it go?

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 June 11, 2012, in Emergency Medicine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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