Wow. So a former co-worker of mine who went to my school is leaving for his post-bacc at the end of the week. We didn’t really know each other very well but talked occasionally at work. He just started talking to me randomly and offered to give me all of his notes for the upper level bio classes at my school I think the messiah has finally come.
Also the other day it was soooo busy and we had three critical pediatric patients that one physician was balancing (one was septic, one had meningitis, and one was seizing uncontrollably), so I got handed a bunch of charts of the people who were waiting and told to start workups and get histories on them. It was a lot of fun and rewarding because I managed to catch and do a complete workup for...
The results of drunk driving yourself into a tree Grade IV-V Splenic Lacteration Liver laceration Open and communuted humerus fracture Femur Fx Acetabular Fracture Maybe drinking that 12 pack wasn’t such a good idea….
I got off at 0300 last night and I am about to leave for work again Swing shifts reallly suck, especially when someone is already sleeping in the on call room and I have to go home :(
Seriously who reminisces about white chicks?
That was seriously not me my friend decided to play fun on my tumblr that I left on at their house I happen to be at work :)
So last night a woman came in s/p Overdosing on Flexiril and Flurazepam. The EMS had a limited history because she was AMS upon EMS arrival, but from what family had said, she had taken 9 of each pill. Okay, so that’s a bit much but not a big deal. The EMS was told no alcohol was involved. So we find out after the mother (who was not on scene but talked to the daughter before the event)...
Also either: All the night staff brings food and we have these huge amazing pot lucks (good lord they can cook) OR the night physician buys us food I am going to get diabetes No regrets, just love
The biggest perk that comes with my job is access is the 24 hour physician dining room during my night shifts Slowly giving myself the sugars while I see patients in DKA Priceless
The phlegm specimen must not be saliva or spit — it must be chunky lung cookies.– Lab tech’s too-accurate instructions on collecting an adequate sputum specimen. (via cranquis)
My father just told me that he’s been diagnosed aortic regurgitation for several years and has started to become symptomatic. His cardiologist is worried about his EF and he’s thinking that he’s going to need a valve replacement Commence freaking the hell out
7 charts in the to be seen rack– “CODE BLUE ICU NORTH”
Allergies: percocet, vicodin, acet-oxy, acet-cod, acet-hydrocod. lidocaine,...– mhhhhhh… and then there was 1. (via imaresident) Maybe Agatha Christie can solve which drug they want….
I don’t abuse IV drugs! I don’t know why the tox screen came back...– MRI shows epidural abscess
Saw 42 patients in 8 hours– admits self for psychotic break
Yes please being your 3 week old infant with you to the ER at 3am to get a note to go back to work. Expect dirty looks.
I just spent an hour in an isolation code on a patient that was in septic shock from acinetobacter baunmanni. No fun
Is it still on TV? I think I remember last seeing...
cardiacattack answered your question: Does anyone else watch NY Med on ABC? Yes!! Boston Med is still the best as of right now, but I’m loving NY
Does anyone else watch NY Med on ABC?
They’ve only aired two episodes but it’s seriously my favorite thing on TV right now
Tomorrow I work with one of my favorite physicians for the last time before they leave for another state :( Their significant other got an attending position at a major teacher hospital for orthopedic spinal surgery This is like the only night I’m ever going to wish for craziness so we can have some fun before they leave
In Which Dr. Baffled is Forced to Lay Down the Law
baffledinbrooklyn: The scene opens with the arrival of Dr. Baffled, our fearless protagonist, at a full term delivery. The Newborn flowsheet indicates no problems with mother or baby. Throughout the scene a baby cries frantically in the background whilst being tortured by a pediatric intern. Mother: So doctor, how’s the baby? Dr. Baffled: The baby looks great! Give the nurse a minute to...
Medical staff should not treat a patient’s family as stupid or uneducated, it’s so freaking frustrating. Telling me that my grandfather just has a “bad flu” when I can easily see bilateral basilar infiltrates on the CXR is nothing short of treating me like an idiot. Also got into an argument about lab values (last time I checked a creatinine of 2mg/dl is elevetaed) Urg...
Anonymous asked: Do you know of any good websites where I can look up internships and volunteer opportunities in the medical field? I'm starting my sophomore year of college and could really use the experience. Thanks for your time!
I am THAT family member
So my grandfather is in the hospital with pneumonia and I’m pretty sure I’ve made the nurses at the hospital he’s at hate me. I don’t think they’re used to family members asking questions like “Where’s the infiltrate” or “Why isn’t he hooked up his levoquin” or “What do his labs look like” Yeah. I’m that annoying...
Anonymous asked: I know you're not in med school yet...but I was wondering... have you ever looked at a cadaver? Or been alone in the morgue at midnight? Is it scary?
wadoods asked: Omgsh is Ochem over for you? I'm taking ochem II in the five week course. Just had my first test today and I literally have to start studying for the next one in 6 days. I have realized I'm a serious masochist to do this to myself!! :'( How'd you stay sane?
Anonymous asked: What exactly is the title of your position? Saying I follow "a not-doctor, not-nurse person that works in the ER and is an undergrad" sounds weird and long. My friends were asking me whose blog I'm looking at and I don't know what to call you.
Anonymous asked: That's cool. So what year in undergrad are you?
Anonymous asked: Do you think someone that hates Calculus can still be successful in medicine? My school's pre-med program requires Calculus (as a prerequisite for Physics) and I'm terrible at it. I'm better at Statistics. I'm an incoming college freshman that did not get a high enough grade/score in high school AP Calc to get credit.
my-life-as-a-pre-med asked: I will be taking ochem this coming semester, i have been seeing a lot of people saying it is a hard class. What do you think?
Anonymous asked: Oh, how did you get to work in the ER? I always figured you're in medical school!
Anonymous asked: I see your bio says your not a doctor, and you work in an ER, but you have so many hospital stories, are you in medical school?
Since it’s Tuesday, why don’t y’all keep my occupied while I’m in Ochem and ask me some questions Ask box
I just don’t understand why my Diabetes isn’t under control! My...– Says the patient at the exact same time their family comes into the exam room to bring them their fast food lunch (which included a large milshake!)
The nurses are constantly bringing up the fact that they’re all LGBT friendly whenever I’m in earshot I think it’s a sign I love my job.
I don’t care where I go to medical school I just want to do my residency at Sacred Heart Hospital
Does anyone else get those weird random muscle...
wayfaringmd: Cuz my side has been spazzing out for 2 days and it’s DRIVING ME INSANE! It must be Lupus.
So based on my previous ask asking me what I did in the ER, a follower pointed out that I could either be: 1) An attending club dancer in the ER 2) Or the club dancer for the Attendings awkward……..
Noun. A body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident. Synonym: DRAMA
Anonymous asked: What exactly is your position in the ER?
My favorite H&P note from Friday the 13th
The pt presents to the ER with c/o “confusion” and “memory loss” s/p drinking “four appletinis” x45m PTA.
Friday the 13th:
wayfaringmd: ermedicine: The most uneventful day that I’ve ever worked in the ER We didn’t even admit more than 3 or 4 people. 1/2 of my shift was spent eating food and gossiping with the nurses The world is playing tricks on me! Apparently you sent your black cloud my direction. I’m on night float, and whereas everyone else has had maybe one admission overnight, I had 5 on the 13th. Yay...
pt presents with c/o CP– All right everybody time to crack a chest!!!!
Friday the 13th:
The most uneventful day that I’ve ever worked in the ER We didn’t even admit more than 3 or 4 people. 1/2 of my shift was spent eating food and gossiping with the nurses The world is playing tricks on me!
TSK: I FINALLY GOT TO SAY IT!!
20-something male with large red non-itchy circular patches all over his torso: So I googled it, and I think this is... Lupus.
Cranquis *almost giddy, almost shouting*: IT'S NOT LUPUS!