Does every single medical blog on the planet have to have an entry about why you shouldn't get sick in July?
Yes, we get it. Everyone moves up in their training in July and is therefore incompetent. And yes, it sucks.
But since nobody can actually control when they have a heart attack, I don't understand the point of 10 billion posts on this topic.
And don't have your baby in July either. When everyone and his brother wants to check your cervix. Just say no!ReplyDelete
Just say no for every things in July:)))Delete
I get your frustration with the "don't get sick" part. Not like you have much control over that.ReplyDelete
However, there are many instances where this information comes in handy...like when I had to get a cerclage mid-July and the brand new anesthesiology dude, donning his starchy pristine white coat, brimming with excitement, and the attending by his side, was primed to do the spinal block. Um HELL no! I respectfully requested that the attending do it. Disappointed? Maybe, but too bad! My spinal space, my baby, my back...my decision.
Would you have felt differently if it was in March and the resident had been doing it for a few months?Delete
I think this is really amusing. When an anesthesia resident is on the floor, it could theoretically be his/her first spinal whether it this happens in July or in March, due to how rotations during residency work. Maybe you should try to go to a non-teaching hospital if this is something that concerns you so much?Delete
If anything, it's a lot safer for you to get the spinal done in July by the intern because that's when he's going to be supervised the most. If you wait until April, the attending anesthesiologist probably won't bother to show up to supervise.Delete
You're probably better off not going to a teaching hospital if you don't want to be seen by residents..
This is an unfortunate attitude. I'm not sure how you ascertained this resident was "brand new" or why you'd assume that he'd never have done a spinal before. I don't think there's a single procedure I've done in residency so far that I didn't at least try my hand at as a medical student (that includes several spinals, by the way).Delete
How do you think the attending became an attending? I find it interesting that you wanted the attending, while at the same time, you were impacting the education of a future attending...All attendings started as residents.ReplyDelete
"""All attendings started as residents"""" :))) LikeDelete
I would just like to say that if you are the ED nurse in July, you spend a lot of time making sure that none of these newbies kill a patient, and saying things like, "Doctor, do you want the epi now? Doctor, shall I set up for an LP?" We have earned the right to whine. TCGReplyDelete