Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bikinis, fruity drinks, carnage

I've been seeing some very interesting cases lately, including some great teaching cases for the junior doctors. (Unfortunately, I can't share any of the enlightening, poignant, or instructive details here, for fear of the privacy consequences.)

However, I will share my top five tips for safe travel in a tropical surfing paradise (physician-recommended, mother-approved).
  • Don't get drunk while on a balcony, roof, or while otherwise not at street level.
  • Don't try to ride a motorbike in local traffic unless you really, really know what you're doing. (Or while you're drunk.) 
  • Don't try to surf, body surf, or boogie board in circumstances that you're not absolutely sure you can handle. (Or while you're drunk.) 
  • Carry a flashlight if you're going to be walking places without streetlights. (Especially if you're drunk.) 
  • Don't get drunk while on a balcony, roof, or while otherwise not at street level.
As you can imagine, in the past two weeks I have collected multiple clinical cases to illustrate each of these priceless jewels of advice. However, enough people will never follow these tips that an ER doc will always have job security.

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1 Comments:

At June 22, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger Tom said...

Er, I've broken the first, fourth (and fifth?) rules recently. Luckily my visits to ER have been on a strict friends-of-volunteer-staff basis.

 

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