Thursday, August 29, 2013

Today I had a breakfast burrito and a doughnut for breakfast, a chicken and bacon sandwich with fries and a cookie for lunch, and then had a giant coffee to wash it down.  Suddenly at 1432...

Me: 'Hey, so if I understand this right, the patient was struck by a car, then run over twice, and you didn't admit them why?'
ACS Senior: 'I just didn't think it was a high energy mechanism.'

My senior was operating on an achilles today.  I saw a tendon near the achilles laterally and asked if that was fibularis tertius...

ED resident: 'So I think we're good, I don't think you need any more xrays.'

Sunday, August 25, 2013

We had a ...rather large... patient we were trying to put an SI screw in.  I felt like her backside was doing this to me the whole time...

After trying to please the ED nurses at county my whole rotation, my final thoughts...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Attending: 'See if you can reduce that distal radius, but I doubt you'll be able to, it's pretty shortened.'

(I reduced it)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

During conference yesterday, I got pimped three questions in a row....handled it like a boss...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Me going to see consults in the ED at county usually starts like...

ED attending: 'Hey, we have a consult for you, its a lady with a finger lac.'
Me: 'Do you have films?'
ED attending: 'no'
Me: 'Do you have a name?'
ED attending: 'no'
Me: 'Medical record number?'
ED attending: 'I don't have it with me.'
Me: 'What was the mechanism?'
ED attending: 'I'm not sure.'
Me: 'Where's the lac?'
ED attending: 'Near the joint, the middle one.'
Me: 'Is she neurovascularly intact?'
ED attending: 'I don't know, I don't carry around their h&p.'
Me: ....

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Medical Student: 'Hey, so this post op patient has a little stitch abscess, you want me to go ahead and take out that suture?'

Call from the trauma team medical student: 'Hey, there's a car crash that's going to be here in like 10 minutes.  Not sure if any injuries yet, but can you go ahead and come down to the ED?'

Attending: 'Hitting the chicken strips kinda hard lately, aren't we?'

Monday, August 5, 2013

When, after 3 minutes, the med student finishes the first suture throw...

Attending: 'Have you done an ex-fix on a femur before?'
Me: 'Nope.'
Attending: 'Okay, well I have to go round, so...'