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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:So today was my first shift in the ER.

Today I:

Wrote and signed a prescription for the first time.
Wrote and signed orders for the first time.
Wrote and signed notes for the first time.
Started two IV's.
Sutured up a 2-year-old boy's forehead.
Diagnosed a case of coxsakie virus.
Picked up a phone and said "Pediatric Emergency. This is Dr. Ginsberg."

Just lots of little things like that.

It was *GREAT!!!* I loved it! It was hot (A/C was broken), hard work, my feet and back hurt, I'm exhausted...

But I did good work, especially for my first day. And I'm looking forward going back in the morning. biggrin

Night, all. Be well! hug


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:
aww, what a sweetie! that's the most beautiful internet rant i've ever read... i wish i had that much passion for my work...


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:What, lots of people use their laptops while sitting on the throne. It's just postmodern baffroom reading.

I'm just the only one brave enough to admit it. *crosses arms and nods affirmatively*


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Meanwhile I spent my afternoon helping a mate who has 3 children under 3.. including a pair of boisterous boy twins who are in that 'I know what I want but I can't say it yet so I'll bite you' stage. Dad's out working to keep a roof over their heads. She gets slightly sick, hurts her back, the kids end up in an ambulance. Having kids ain't all roses and cutesy coos guys....

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Josie-Posie
Josie-Posie

member
Location: Clapham, London
Member Since: 14th Mar 2005
Total posts: 82
Posted:So is it really like ER then and are you the young dashing Dr Carter? Tee hee hee sorry but I can't get any other picture of US Hospitals in my head ... except Scrubs but it can't really be like that though can it? Well done on finding a job you enjoy and are good at!

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:No, it's NOT like Scrubs. I can never figure out what service they're on in Scrubs. It's not ER, it's not medicine, and it's not Surgery...and it's not peds.

And I remember seeing a WARD on the show. A real, honest-to-god, wide-open, no-barriers-between-the-patients, WARD.

Haven't had those for DECADES. They still do in Britain, but with curtains between the beds.

ER's a bit more realistic, but ER shows a lot more traumas and catastrophes than an ER would really have. I mean, I work in the Bronx and we rarely get a big-deal trauma case. Maybe 1-2 a day and we're a level 1 trauma center.

And you don't yell "HIS SATS ARE DROPPING!" You tap someone on the shoulder and say "look at his sats."


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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princess~teija
princess~teija

Member
Location: Sunshine Coast
Member Since: 19th May 2005
Total posts: 39
Posted:Hey - nice work! Glad to hear you finally made it....

Im an RN and have a lot of repect for doctors - although some can be really jack-asses. Keep up the good work and be nice to the nurses - they will be your best friends....lol

I work in dialysis - 16 cannulas are fun eh??

Keep saving lives....


~ We are nice to skiers - we have to be, they're the only ones with cars!

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