Archive for February, 2013

Time off

Just because you have vacation, it doesn’t mean your month is any easier. It only means you will work just as hard in a fewer number of days..

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Oh, wait

“Oh wait” are not words you want to hear from your attending immediately after you’ve fired a GIA stapler on an appendix.

Gettysburg address

The Gettysburg address was 271 words long and under 3 minutes long.

Sharps exposure

The second you receive the notice that the person whose blood you were exposed to is HCV positive, your heart skips a few beats. It seems less stressful to skip the exposure steps altogether.

Trauma call

There’s some joy in knowing you just completed your last trauma call for the current academic year.

DOC exposure

Even if you’ve been exposed to dozens of other patients’ blood through sharps, it’s not the same when you are exposed to a DOC patient’s blood. Your heart sinks when you stick yourself with a blade that’s just been used on a DOC patient because of the rampant prevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV.

As a side note, be careful when securing a blade with the plastic cap provided in the kit; the blade may just go through the cap and into your finger.

Brinker International

The company that owns Chili’s–Brinker International–also owns many other, namely Macaroni Grill, On the Border, and Maggiano’s. A gift card for one is generally redeemable at any of the others.

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