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03 October 2008

So Very Bored...

I think at some point in the past, I mentioned that I hate clinic. I went into Emergency Medicine because I have a short attention span and can't handle seeing the same thing over and over. ED medicine is kinda like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Anyway, this month I am on the hodge podge rotation: Ophthalmology, Radiology, and OMFS - dentistry.

For the most part, I spend the mornings looking at films, the later morning giving patients dental shots for anesthesia, and the afternoons looking into eyes. Eyes after eyes after eyes. I am going crazy. Go into the room. The attending looks, then I look, then it's time to check the vision for glasses... "does this look better or does this? is this clearer or this? worse or better?" AARRGGHH!!!

OK, on occasion I do get to see something interesting. And, the other morning in dental clinic I got to actually cut a good-sized fibroma out of someone's mouth. I also put a stitch in to control the bleeding. It felt so good to actually be doing something instead of standing up against the wall watching. I always stand "at attention" with my hands held behind my back or tucked into my pockets because I am the type of person who has to be doing something... anything, and it drives me nuts to not be able to get my hands in something. Sigh.

Anyway. I have the weekend off, then one more week to go. I'll be back home in California for the week spending some time with my mom. Then it's back to the E.D. for me. A new E.D. that is supposed to be faster paced and a whole new set of patients. We'll see how that goes... Till then, cheers!

5 comments:

D said...

being bored makes for a long day...
vacation?????? you lucky dog! LOL or would that be squirrel?

erarein63 said...

I TOTALLY understand! That is why I love the ER too. I couldn't stand the floor or the Unit when I had the same patient for 12 hours. In the Unit I kept praying for a code...how sick is that? Let us know how the new ER goes. De ;)

a corgi said...

hey Veronica!! looking good!!! I think its always good to have a boring day every once in awhile :)

betty

Julia said...

I am a hands on person also. Can't stand to not be doing it. Gee, now I know why my doc is so happy when I have a mole to be removed, LOL. She is always smiling and whistling a tune.

Claudia's thoughts said...

My husband is an RN in the ED and I would like to know do all the patients ask for a turkey sandwich when they hit yur ED doors?

Even with "belly pain" they want to eat.....

Claudia