Thursday, February 21, 2008


Things were eventful yesterday in eye clinic. Upon hearing the description of a patient's upcoming eye surgery, the patient's spouse collapsed. It caused quite a commotion -- we don't run many codes in Ophthalmology. We got this person revived and up in a chair, when my staff told me that another patient was having chest pain and could I transport to the ER? I stole the wheelchair from the first room and made the delivery. Upon arriving in the ER I found that none other than the director of our EM residency program was staffing -- so I had a chance to chat about the upcoming residency match in the context of some actual on-the-fly emergency medicine. Fortunately all patients' eye problems, loss of consciousness, and chest pain were under control by the end of the afternoon. Today we stuck strictly to eye issues.

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