Y'all... I fucking LOVE third year. -
captainmudphud:Word. This is hard, but I love it. Not a thought that I had much over the past two years! Really only on Wednesdays (my clinic day both years).
No lies or exaggerations, but I found preclinical years to be miserable. It just constantly felt like an academic beat down. Any excitement and enthusiasm I had was stomped out of me with the endless parade of flaming hoops to jump through. So far third year has been so completely different. Don’t…
Third year rules.
Agreed. I have learned more in the past 6.5 weeks than I did in the first two years. Or so it seems. More than likely, it’s putting the clinical reasoning to the bedrock of scientific knowledge. And interacting with other human beings.
An unexpected taste of Canada here in the United Arab Emirates. Black coffee and a maple donut at 44 deg C.
And yet we can’t have these in Chicago.
5 Terrifying Things I Learned as a Drug-Addicted Nurse -
nursenightowl:Remember how there was this whole ridiculous thing on House where the titular doctor somehow got by for years blatantly doing drugs on the job? Drugs …
Interesting article. There is a nurse on my unit who multiple people knew was addicted to fentanyl patches for back pain. A few nurses who worked with her then knew she was “losing patches” or keeping ones she removed from patients but it is so hard to prove. She kicked the habit before I started, but I never looked at her the same after finding out. Me personally, knowing about drugs and side effects has made hardly ever even take OTC meds if I can help it.
“A lot of so-called bad bedside manner results from medical professionals who prioritize solving your medical issue over being your friend.”
I did find great truth in this quote because I live it. It drives me insane how popular some of the shitty lazy nurses are with patients/families. Sure they spend 40 minutes talking about your last vacation and thats why I spend all night rushing around having to do extra work to be sure my patients are/stay/get healthy.
This was a really interesting read
Worth a read for all of us. I give this guy a lot of credit for owning his addiction and recovering, but more for openly discussing what is a major problem right now that should be addressed, but isn’t.