Monday, May 5, 2014

Medical Monday {May edition, Vol.2}

Hi All,

I'm so happy you're here to celebrate Medical Monday with us!

Well, because of the crazy in our lives, my awesome MM partner, Jane at From A Doctor's Wife and I have decided to suspend our monthly Medical Monday link up for the summer. Why? If your summer calendar looks like mine, summer looks like anything but a vacation. We have freshman orientations, sport practices, travel tournaments, summer classes, workshops, kids' jobs, school trips, and while myself and Doc H don't have any major trips planned for ourselves, we have two kids flying internationally, and two others who will be vacationing separately. It's going to be a jammed packed schedule with no regularity.

Let's have a great link up this month and be sure to mark you calendar for Monday, September 1st when we'll be back up and running!

Now, all this doesn't mean Your Doctor's Wife is taking a summer blogging vacation. I'll still be blogging as a way to procrastinate from real life. So, don't count me down and out this summer!

In the meantime, have any of you watched Royal Pains on Netflix? I just watched the pilot episode which outlines the premise of the series. Young ER doc's medical career is ruined on his day off. He finds himself in the Hamptons where he unknowingly steps into the role of concierge doctor to those who show their thanks with bars of gold.

I'm thinking of watching the next episode. If you've been watching the series, tell me if it gets your thumbs up or thumbs down!

Now on with the party! Let's make it a good one-- after all, it is Cinco de Mayo! Cyber-margaritas for everyone!!! Olé!!

May Medical Monday Link-Up and BlogHop


Are you confused if you qualify for the party?


If you have a pager interrupting your life... you DEFINITELY qualify!
Do you work in healthcare?
Doctor? Nurse? EMT? Chiropractor? Vet? Dentist? Therapist?
MA? NA? PA? DA?
Are you the spouse or SO of a healthcare worker/student?
Are you a nursing student? Medical student?
Intern? Resident? Fellow?

You get the picture, right? Come on, now... don't be shy! Let's keep growing and meeting new bloggers, so we can build a community of support and friendship, learn from one another, and share our stories.

LINK UP YOUR POST!

Here are the rules:
  1. Follow your co-hosts via Bloglovin, GFC (if you are Blogger), FB, email or Twitter.
  2. Link up you medical/med life blog. If your blog name does not clearly state how you fit in to the med/med life world, please write a little intro or link up a specific post which clearly demonstrates your connection.
  3. Visit at least 3 other link ups, comment, introduce yourself, and tell the your stopping by or following from MM!
  4. Help spread the word by using our button on your post or sidebar, tweet about Medical Monday, or spread the word on Facebook! The more the merrier for all of us.
Complete step one by following your co-hosts:
Want to be awesome? Help us spread the word by grabbing and posting the Medical Monday button on your post or sidebar...



Want to co-host next month? Shoot Jane an email at fromadoctorswife@gmail.com and be sure to write "Medical Monday Co-host Request" in the subject field.

Now, link up below and have fun! The link up is open through Friday, so be sure to come back during the week to check some great reads!

21 comments:

  1. Have a great summer, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Now I want a margarita!

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    1. Enjoy your summer, Cyndy! I hope you have a great one! Hope to see you back here for MM in September. :)

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  2. Royal Pains is a guilty pleasure show. Not the greatest acting and its rather melodramatic, but I still follow the series when I'm looking for something on netflix.

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    1. It's my insomnia show. I watch it on my iPad in the wee hours of the morning when i can't sleep and while Doc H snores. :)

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  3. Finally made my way back to the linkup after a bit of a hiatus myself! Glad I got it together before the summer break! Thanks for hosting as usual :)

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    1. Thanks for linking up with us again, Chrissie! I hope you'll make it back in September! I'll still be blogging when I can fit it in! :) Have a great summer!

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  4. same here on the whole hiatus thing!! it's been a MONTH since i've even been on here... hope you have a fabulous summer!!

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    1. Thanks for coming back!!! I hope to see you back with us in September!! :)

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  5. I am so jaded about medical tv shows at this point that I often avoid them to avoid the rage I get when watching them and yet I can't help but check them out, if nothing else to mock (but partly in hopes of finding one I can relate to). I'll have to check Royal Pains out.

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    1. Oh, don't expect to be able to relate!! This is pure fiction!!!

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  6. Thanks for doing this MM this month! Always fun! Sounds like you're going to be so busy this summer - I'll keep caught up here and on Twitter!

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    1. I'll be blogging here and there... but we'll definitely keep in touch via the tweeter! :)

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  7. Just what I needed, another show on Netflix.... I've been toying with adding it, maybe I will now. As always, thanks for being such a great partner in MM:-)

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  8. Man, you're taking away my blogging procrastination from boards ;) Just kidding! Sounds like you have a lot of exciting stuff planned for this summer-do keep us posted! I love reading your thoughts on we medical folk :)

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    1. Hehehe! I'll still be blogging!! Thanks for everything!

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  9. I spent a summer in the hamptons as a nanny so I had a special affinity to that show. It's not as crazy and actually more beautiful than it seems in the program. Man I wish I was heading back there this summer again-but alas we are moving again since fellowship is over yay!

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    1. I was wondering about that. I've never been there, but have heard people rave about it. But more importantly... YAY!!! You're almost off the training roller coaster... now on to the real life roller coaster! Hehehe! :)

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    2. Have a very happy and long summer :) I am so bummed you guys won't be doing MM. What else am I going to look forward to lol? I would guest co-host over the summer if you guys want? I spend far too much time on the internet for my own good. No prob if not I will just see you guys officially again in the fall.

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  10. May I send you a digital copy of my novel, Reluctant Intern, to read and possibly review on your blog?


    Description:

    Addison Wolfe never wanted to be a physician. He wants to be an astronaut. NASA turned down his application, forcing him to seek employment as a doctor. The problem with obtaining a physician's license is the need to complete an internship to acquire one. Wolfe finds himself in an undesirable rotating internship in a very busy public hospital. Inexplicably, the Director of Medical Education seems to have developed an instantaneous dislike of him and the remainder of the internship class. Another mystery is why an attractive female physician expresses a romantic interest in him on the first day of internship.

    “The absolute worst time to go to a teaching hospital as a patient is the month of July. Recent medical school graduates, known as doctors, start their real training on July first. They don’t know anything. They don’t get any sleep. They are underpaid and overworked. Their stress is at catastrophic levels. Is it any wonder they make mistakes?” – Anonymous

    “In local news today,” the reporter said, “state and federal authorities are in the process of taking into custody the entire intern class at University Hospital in Jacksonville. Officials cited the number of deaths attributed to this class as the reason. It seems that wrong doses of medications, inappropriate surgeries, failure to diagnose lethal conditions, and other mistakes have led to hundreds of deaths….”

    “The overdose?” Wolfe asked.
    “Yes,” Dr. Rubel replied, “that will be her legal cause of death, of course. The real cause of death was the autopsy. Barbiturate overdose, followed by refrigeration outside and then here in pathology, slowed her metabolism down. She was actually alive when they started the autopsy. The flexing of her limbs when the saw touched her brain happened because of nerve conduction, brain to extremities. But it was too late; we cannot put her back together. A hard lesson for those poor boys to learn. You, too, gentlemen. It is also true for those who are clinically dead from exposure or drowning. Remember this: a patient is never dead until he is warm and dead. Don’t forget that!”

    The senior resident started his description, “EMS responded to a report of a cardiac arrest at 1:07 a.m. in Junior’s Topless Bar, on East Bay Street….”
    Figueroa again jumped to his feet. “What is this, a bad joke?” he asked. “Two EMTs walk into a bar…. Let’s be reasonable, guys. The most likely reason for needing a paramedic in a bar at 1 a.m. is a knifing or a gun shot wound, not a heart attack.”
    The autopsy and x-rays were condemning. The thirty-nine year old, black male had no history of heart disease. No medical history of any kind. He did have a bullet entrance wound to the back of his head with no exit, bullet still in his brain.

    The patient was a massively obese woman who complained of a headache. The intern knew only that she was complaining of a headache and had requested aspirin. Extremely busy, and assuming the nurse would let him know if it were not a good idea to give the patient aspirin, he quickly flipped to the order page and signed the order that had been written by the nurse. Figueroa asked the intern if he had talked with the patient. No. Had he examined the patient? No. Had he even skimmed the chart? He had not. He asked if he knew what allergies the patient had. The intern did not know. At the time he approved the order for aspirin, did he realize the patient was on warfarin, another clotting inhibitor? No. Did he know that aspirin also inhibited platelets and clot formation? Yes. Did he know the patient had a history of blood clots? No. Did he suppose that a blood clot in someone's brain, or a ruptured berry aneurysm in the same area might cause headaches? Yes, he knew that. The autopsy pictures revealed stenosed carotid arteries, two small clots in the patient's brain, and massive bleeding from a ruptured berry aneurysm.

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    1. Please email me at yourdoctorswife@gmail.com to discuss. Thank you!

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