You know you’re a psychiatrist when…

Had an elderly psychiatrist as a patient the other night. He’d fallen an gotten a nice bump on his head that needed a few stitches. As I was wrapping up the procedure I was just going over some basic wound care and follow up..

“Don’t let this keep you from doing the things you like, keep up your daily walks. I don’t want you hanging out in bed all day and getting a DVT”

“DVT? What’s a DVT?”

“It’s a deep vein thrombosis, you know those clots in our legs?”

“Ohhhhh yeah, that’s right. I think I heard about those in med school”

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in Emergency Medicine. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Psychiatrist: “When elderly psychiatrists fall and bang their head they may experience a subarachnoid hemorrhage which can cause confusion and memory loss.”
    Young Doctor: “Yes, I think I remember hearing about that in medical school.”

  2. Subarachnoid hemorrhage? Never heard of it.

  3. HAHA. Stereotypes much, eh? LOL :P

    But what are you doing back on wordpress.com? I thought you’d shifted to your own hosting! What happened? Why the retrogression?

    • I did host my own site for a while, but then realized I have to do all my own updating of back end stuff as well, and was having trouble with occasional downtime of the servers. Just seemed easier to move back to WordPress and have hassle free blogging. Plus, I like how commenting on wordpress.com integrates my profile across other sites as well. Just gives me a more unified online presence than hosting a site myself and using open ID.

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