Monday, July 26, 2010

Loving My DTs

Real delirium tremens, as in the hypertensive, tachycardic, febrile hallucinogenic state of not knowing who, what, or where you are as you trash wildly against the restraints barely holding you to the stretcher while withdrawing from alcohol? Not fun (or so I imagine).

But the beer Delirium Tremens, as in the 9% ABV Belgian pale ale sipped while sitting out on the patio? Fun.

While I certainly miss working in the Big City ED, suffice it to say I am enjoying my time off before school starts next month.

Happy summer all!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Anyone Can Be A Hero

This summer, Hollywood action heros will dodge fireballs, take punches, and survive high-speed chases while saving the day.

In comparison, I look pretty lame. As an ER tech, I took vitals, drew blood, and maybe helped bandage a few wounds. As a med student, I'll start off doing even less, mainly memorizing facts and looking things up.

But one way people without any training or special skills can help is by giving blood. Every two seconds, someone requires a transfusion, and the need for blood often spikes during the summer months.

By donating just one pint of blood, you can help save up to three lives.

Be a hero. Save a life. Give blood.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yeah, He's Faking

I'm a big soccer fan, but even I find the diving ridiculous. The similarities between international soccer stars and ER fakeurs, however, makes me laugh.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Beware the 1st of July...

As reminded by Ambulance Driver, today is the first day of residency for brand new interns in hospitals across the country. To the newbie MDs and their patients, good luck!