Category Archives: whatshouldwecallemergencymedicine

With five minutes left in your shift and your attending is like “Hey, can you go see that nose bleeder in room 2 real quick?”

I’m totally like…

 

when asked how I’m enjoying my required pediatric rotation

I’m totally like…

When the intern, in the very first week of residency, catches wind of a code blue out on the floor, grabs an intubation kit and runs out of the unit to go tube the patient, without letting a single other person know what’s going on ….(true story!)

I’m totally like….

When a consultant we’ve asked to see a patient, turns to us residents and tries to pimp us on some finer point of their particular specialty….

We’re totally like…

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When the attending turns to me and goes “Well, we’ve been coding this 102 year old person for 45 minutes. Do you  want to call it?”,

Just once, it would be just a little funny to totally be like….

Whatshouldwecallemergencymedicine

The first time you gown up for a trauma

It totally feels like…

Whatshouldwecallemergencymedicine

After sweating my balls off in sterile gown, cap and mask for 30 minutes, the moment I yank it all off…

It totally feels like…

Whatshouldwecallemergencymedicine

When I did my first central line

It totally felt like…

Whatshouldwecallemergencymedicine

When the patient says that they are allergic to all pain medicines except IV Dilaudid,

I’m totally like…

whatshouldwecallemergencymedicine

What I just managed to find a spare moment to eat my lunch, and the Haste goes off

I’m totally like…

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