The last day of simulation was on Friday (can you believe that it’s been a month since I started?) and clinical starts this week! I’m excited and nervous.
First week of exams are over. Now we just have 1 exam each week until the end of December.
The things we learned this week:
- Pediatric overview
- Second gas effects
What I learned in clinical:
- Propofol can burn, especially when the IV is in the hand or forearm. Unless contraindicated, give the lidocaine!
- Don’t tell them that it won’t burn. Because it just might.
- Make sure the IV is working pre-op.
- Always be ready to change location on the fly and be prepared for general anesthesia when doing a monitored anesthesia care (MAC) case.
- Have all the drugs looked up, patient history, and be able to discuss the plan with the CRNA.
- Follow through with what you say.
- Be confident with your preoperative assessment. Hit all the major points. Make sure you know their anesthetic history.
Ok, here it goes.
Also, the super moon lunar eclipse was cool. Though I may only feel this way because I’m not working today. Usually on a full moon, it gets just a little crazier in the hospital. I’m not sure if it’s just a coincidence.
Here’s the supermoon with the eclipse starting.
At 10:15pm EST, the moon turns blood orange. So cool! What a beautiful night.