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Finished With Pulmonary Critical Care (And Half Of Intern Year!)

This was easily my most emotionally challenging month of intern year to date. I watched patients receive life-saving organ transplants. I pronounced patients dead (and when I finally regained myself, I had to do...

Critical Care – A Time To Give, A Time To Take

One of the mantras my attending emphasizes with regards to critical care deals with the timing of our interventions. In critical care, there's "a time to give and a time to take." So what...

First Week of Pulm Critical Care

What a crazy first week! I felt like I was constantly writing notes, seeing a new consult, in conference, or walking between places in the hospital. I tried picking up tidbits of critical care...

Beginning Pulmonary Critical Care

Well it's time to start my sixth month of residency - pulmonary critical care (PCCS)! I enjoyed spending some time with my parents over Thanksgiving break and had a chance to wrap up a...

Finished With SICU – Onto CV Anesthesiology

Now that I've completed my surgical ICU experience, I have a renewed sense of how pivotal teamwork is in the clinical setting. Coordination between pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and physicians was absolutely paramount in...

Half Way Finished With SICU

I'm staring at a crazy patient census to start my second-half of this SICU rotation. 😯 Now that I've become acclimated to how things operate from a logistics standpoint (discharge criteria, admissions, trauma, etc.),...

The Ring Destroyer

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how Sauron's Ring of Power met its demise... not to mention any ring that needs to be removed in the SICU. 🙂

Beginning Of SICU Elective

I've walked through the SICU on my core rotations, but it wasn't until this week that I realized how ill some of the patients really are. Its been fun working with the new interns...

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