Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bigger problems....

Sunday, June the 11th, 3:30 am...
I was called when a patient with angina arrested in the ward. Standing over his lifeless body I realized I had bigger mountains to climb.
This brings me to my next dilemna. How do I ensure orders are carried out? Without having to permanently reside in the ward ? Or to antagonize the staff under me but above me in age and experience ?
Missing a dose of magsulf for the patient with ecclamptic seizures and forgetting to administer aspirin for a patient having a heart attack.
Fortunately the woman lived, the man died....

1 comment:

  1. patience......the staff will listen to you when you have won them over with 3 months of hard work and friendship.