My First Cross-Cover Page As An Intern

I had a great conversation with one of the PACU nurses yesterday about the new crop of interns starting in July, and if/how it affects workflow and patient safety. I shared a story about...

Brooks Launch 3 Shoes

I've been a Nike fan my whole life but owned a pair of Eccos to wear around the hospital as a medical student. I loved those shoes, but they were a little too "formal"...

Preparation For The ABA Advanced Board Exam

As a follow-up post to preparing for the ABA Basic Exam which I took between my CA-1 and CA-2 years, I'll be taking the Advanced Exam a month or so after finishing residency (~...

Local Anesthetic For Starting Peripheral IVs (PIVs)

I wanted to expand on a previous post regarding the placement of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters. Some use a small wheal of local anesthetic to minimize discomfort associated with the IV needle placement in awake...

Lifewings Healthcare Quality Improvement

Today I attended a wonderful session put on by Lifewings outlining techniques to improve patient safety and communication in the healthcare arena. We role played scenarios in which communication between team members became pivotal...

Passing Out Or Feeling Faint While Shadowing In Medicine

Earlier today, I received an inquiry from a pre-med student who experienced a very common event during the shadowing process: Hey Rishi! Hope you are doing well. Anyways, I was watching a resident suture a...

ACLS/BLS Recertification 2016

Yesterday was a "research day" for the surgery department, so most of the elective surgeries didn't start till around 1:30 PM. In the meantime, the anesthesia providers were scrambling all over the hospital throughout...

What’s In My Work Bag 2016?

Here's a rundown of the essential belongings I either wear, have in my scrubs, or have in my (ancient) Targus messenger bag each work day. Seriously, I've had that bag since my freshman year in college... back in...

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