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Monthly Archive for August, 2007

Change of Shift will be held at Someday Nurse on September 8, and the theme will be nursing students. Nursing school was an eye-opening experience for me.  I was a nursing student about the time that dinosaurs were roaming the earth, although it really doesn’t seem like that long ago. But when I look at my 22 year […]

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  I get called to do intubations all over XYZ Hospital. Impending respiratory failure and airway protection are usually the two biggest reasons for inserting endotracheal tubes in patients. Very often, when I arrive at the patient’s bedside, I am met by: a first year intern a fourth year medical student an ER or ICU resident an […]

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So, it turned out to be another busy week in the ‘hood. Despite the searing heat and humidity, we at XYZ Hospital did not see any major INCREASE in our normal incidence of gunshot wounds and Level One Trauma incoming wounded. What we did see was more blunt trauma (2 broken jaws and 1 nasal […]

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  One of the downsides of working in a Level One Trauma Center is, well, taking care of Level One Traumas in the OR. A patient arrives to the Emergency Room labeled a Level One Trauma when he/she has acquired possible life- or limb-threatening injuries. As challenging as these cases are to manage anesthetically if they […]

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Contact!

   In my field, establishing a patient/anesthetist relationship is not something that develops and grows over time or multiple visits. YOU and I generally meet for the first (and sometimes last) time on the day of your surgery; in fact, sometimes literally minutes before your operation.  Our personal interaction can be somewhat likened to speed dating. […]

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