Sunday, March 29, 2009
While I'm busy wrapping up my final papers before graduation, the senior residents are all counting down their final remaining shifts. They're a great group, and we'll miss having them around next year. There's one in particular, however, that I don't want to see go. I'm always unsuccessfully trying to bargain my way into trying procedures - maybe an easy intubation here, a quick central line there - but one of the seniors promised to talk me through a chest tube last summer. The only catch: I needed to find a patient willing to consent. Anyone willing to volunteer to help further my hands-on education?