Med School NEVER Prepared Me For This

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Continuing with the medical Reddit thread series this episode is on things that med school didn't prepare us for. In reality medical school can't prepare us for everything but there are some suggestions I have about improving the curriculum. Responding to Reddit threads is a great way to learn and have a good time so smash that like the button to let me know you're on board!
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  • A lot of the nurses I know are overweight and stressed out. There is a small clinic in the store I work at and these nurses subsist on sugar. Lots of it. I never mind is on other things, like processing their transaction when they come through my line...but they are always saying, "Yeah, sorry, not healthy, but I need the energy!" I don't give my real thoughts on the matter because, well, they are _nurses._ They know already very well what the deal is with a poor diet, chronic stress, and bad sleeping habits.

    ZeoVioletZeoVioletPäivä sitten
  • This is only me but I've never heard 'gunshot wound' being shortened to "GSW" but immediately the fact he said "GSW wound" which clearly means 'gunshot wound wound' just ground my gears. It's like ATM machine.

    Alison BurkholderAlison BurkholderPäivä sitten
  • sorry if i typed or anything isnt medicly correct im not a med student

    Nemanja IlićNemanja IlićPäivä sitten
  • my grandpa had a tumor IN HIS BLADER for four years the stupid doctor never checked guess what if he didnt get sent to a difrent doctor he would ve died guess what happend to the doctor ;) (my grandpa sued the doctor and the school that thaught him for over a 100k euros)

    Nemanja IlićNemanja IlićPäivä sitten
  • i had a similar situation with the poop with a stroke patient i had on my final nursing school placement. The patient was not able to move his right side and when we were giving him a bed bath he started moving his right foot and i screamed and he smiled, and he wasn't able to talk but his eyes just lit up bc the progress he has made was so amazing. Nursing school never prepared me for that

    kaitlinteakaitlintea3 päivää sitten

    Chloe XiChloe Xi4 päivää sitten
  • I LOVE His Brain 😁

    Nurmila sariNurmila sari5 päivää sitten
  • maybe u can do a video on what the difference is on residents, med student, intern, fellow nurse, charge nurse, just a nurse and so on....

    Karla BCKarla BC5 päivää sitten
  • EXCELENTE!! lessons better than Harvard !!'🤝👌

    Norka SotoNorka Soto5 päivää sitten
  • Does med school uses math?

    Yn LaawdYn Laawd6 päivää sitten
  • When I went to the gynecologist a couple of weeks ago my doctor came in and was joking around with me and my dad, she cussed a few times, she was laughing but was also giving me the time to explain what I had wanted out of the appointment as well. She was extremely calming to be around because you expect doctors to be very serious and very uppity but she reminded me a lot of some of my friends. She wasn’t talking down to me when I didn’t know exactly what certain birth controls were and when I told her I wanted to get the implant and not the pills which is what is normally what you would do first. 10/10 best doctor I’ve ever had. Only medical personnel that I’ve had time with that have acted on the same level is a nurse that I had last December. She told the nurse she was transferring me to that I was an easy patient since I never asked for anything but ice water and we laughed for a bit about it.

    * LovMyIdol ** LovMyIdol *6 päivää sitten
  • I saw online that a young nurse had been present during a woman's passing. As she was filling out a report the womans (half an hour later) hand moved. Then she opened her eyes. Looked at the nurse. The nurse goes out into the hall to tell her daughter her mother is alive. They go back into the room. Tell mom. She screams. Dies. Did the news kill her? What happened?

    Michelle TavoianMichelle Tavoian11 päivää sitten
  • People: doctor I have this symptom, I feel.... Doctors in my country: i see... PARACETAMOL it is!

    Ana BensoiAna Bensoi12 päivää sitten
  • JUST want TO share THIS with EVERYONE!😁 John 3:16 KJV [16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 3:23 KJV [23] For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 6:23 KJV [23] For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV [8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast. Romans 10:13 KJV [13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. John 10:28-30 KJV [28] And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. [29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. [30] I and my Father are one.

    Hannah BartonHannah Barton12 päivää sitten
  • The poop 💩 story, reminds me of the time that I needed to potty train my kids (daycare classroom) and everytime one of them did it, i celebrated it with them....the I realized it was 💩 the cause that im celebrating....🤣😂🤣😂🤣 I wasn’t really prepared to be so......😂🤣😂🤣

    Olivia Al.Olivia Al.13 päivää sitten
  • I have ADHD and worked night for 2 years. My current job requers a LOT of focus or else it affects my salary. So I REALLY understand how important sleep is and how much it affects the body and mind. What people seem to forget is the it's like working out, I think it takes the body about 2 weeks to get used to a new sleep schedule IF you've been disciplined.

    JohannaJohanna13 päivää sitten
  • Wait doctors sleep...woah

    Lou ArtsyLou Artsy13 päivää sitten
  • Wash wash wash your hands as i was saying chest compressions chest compressions chest compressions

    MyBaby91307MyBaby9130714 päivää sitten
  • Leave work at 6 pm than be at work at 5 am. Some bus driver going home at 9pm but they have be at work 5 am.

    AndiAndi14 päivää sitten
  • The first guy needs to be in jail. That's attempted murder in most states.

    BrettBrett14 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for this video I'll be sharing this with my son and his friend who are pre-med bio majors.

    Ms. LópezMs. López15 päivää sitten
  • As a student nurse, I had an inappropriate laugh when explaining delirium to a hospice patient's daughter, that we gave a sedative to her dad because he was swearing and swinging at us when we were trying to get him dressed (he just wanted to be naked). I apologized for laughing, said that I know that it was not funny, and that this was so out of character for her dad. Thank goodness for her grace and forgiveness as we navigated that uncomfortably sad conversation.

    Carlene BrennanCarlene Brennan15 päivää sitten
  • Does he have videos on how to dress well and his skin care? I donno how to dress well and my skin definitely needs work.

    Crispy CCrispy C18 päivää sitten
  • I totally agree to the we are not properly prepared by medical/nurse school to treat with patients with disabilities. Not only in the USA, in Spain too

    Emily RochesterEmily Rochester18 päivää sitten
  • For ALL Healthcare workers from Doctors to janitors, NEED to be trained on Patient Modesty. It is NOT only women who are modest. And when a male patient says NO female healthcare workers THAT SHOULD be treated the SAME way a female patient saying NO male healthcare workers... . STOP immediately verify with the patient what are their wishes then DO THEM, and if you cannot explain the situation, for example . Mrs. Smith, I understand you want all female healthcare workers, we will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes, however we do not have a female doctor available at the moment, she will be here for morning rounds, would you like to wait or proceed with a male doctor, with female healthcare workers present? If she wants to wait, tell her you understand and will do so, but also explain the possible (if any) outcomes are possible with waiting for the female doctor.... . And . Mr Smith I understand you want all male healthcare workers, we will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes, however we do not have a male doctor available at the moment, he will be here for morning rounds, would you like to wait or proceed with a female doctor, with male healthcare workers present? If he wants to wait, tell him you understand and will do so, but also explain the possible (if any) outcomes are possible with waiting for the male doctor.... . There could be a million different reasons for the need of same sex healthcare workers... An abused patient, or respect for their wife/husband who are the only person of that gender to see them completely nude. It is not misandry from female patients, or misogyny from male patients... . More info go to the non-profit website www.

    helookalikaman79helookalikaman7920 päivää sitten
  • That moment when you can see his brain trying to reconnect

    Colby SolomonColby Solomon21 päivä sitten
  • The last one reminds me of a clip from a movie where a patient had a heart attack and the doctors were running around looking for a doctor before realizing they were doctors I would never ever want to be a patient in that hospital

    ItsmylifeItsmylife22 päivää sitten
  • My MOTHER a nurse was in hospice refused to remove her teeth because she did not want to die without her teeth

    Mary YoungMary Young22 päivää sitten
  • I wear hearing aids I hate when Dr start talking to me when my ears are out they just checked my ears ... I am working on putting aids back in I can not hear without them aids in Anything you say I do not hear Plus I can NOT read lips when busy Stresses me out Please wait to talk till I can hear you

    Mary YoungMary Young22 päivää sitten
  • Am med student (clinical yr) in rounds and bedsides the doctors call out on us when we give the wrong answer and start insulting us in front of the patent. I tried to shake it of...we were in lock down in my country this few months bcoz of covid but now we r about to go back to campus and i have anxiety attacks whenever i start thinking about going back to campus and seeing that ward again...i want to read and be prepared but whenever i start reading i'll remember the ward and bum anxiety (especially when i remember questions i missed the last clinical yr oral exam) do i deal with this PLEASE HELP!

    Emu AsfawEmu Asfaw22 päivää sitten
  • Re: the disability issue- I have Spina Bifida (plus a whole host of other issues, but anyway) at a recent hospital visit, a medical professional was asking my medical history and when I said I have Spina Bifida, they asked “oh and have you had that since birth?” (internally) well it’s a BIRTH DEFECT, so I’m gonna have to say “ yes!” Another doctor told me to RUN from this doctor and don’t allow them to treat me. Me: *looks at my walking stick and recently amputated toe* “ well I mean I could probably manage a hobble, but I think asking me to RUN is a bit too much!”

    huggledemon32huggledemon3223 päivää sitten
  • some doctors i had were not properly trained in dealing with my service dog. IE: to ignore her, what to or not to ask about her. some were too interested in her, some were not interested enough in the fact I had her.

    Captain FloorCaptain Floor24 päivää sitten
  • Not gonna lie, Doc. I haven't gotten 7-9 hours of sleep since I was a toddler. Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder sucks in a diurnal society.

    Pip HolmesPip Holmes24 päivää sitten
  • Your intros are sick

    Suchi BavanSuchi Bavan24 päivää sitten
  • Or who happens to be autisic (me)

    Tech-Hilfe PortalTech-Hilfe Portal25 päivää sitten
  • my mum was working at the library and an old man came in with a late book so he got a fine he paid the fine but he went out onto the steps and opened up his ostmy all over they had to hire proffesional cleaners

    The 808The 80825 päivää sitten
  • 2:28 is it just me or was Dr. Mike a little teary eyed over the anonymous patient's poop? Lol. Ngl, I got hyped for the guy. I've been in the hospital before literally just waiting for days for a BM so that we could move on to the next step lol. I can relate to his joy.

    Delicate DisasterDelicate Disaster26 päivää sitten
  • Post- "gunshot wound" Dr. Mike- **Dr. Mode activated** "GSW...**FIstreamr mode activates** wound" 🤣

    Delicate DisasterDelicate Disaster26 päivää sitten
  • I got to call the time of birth for my oldest. The doctor was so focused in on me (difficult labor) and my child (not breathing) she didn't bother to look at the time. She leaned in after the nurse asked time of birth, and said i didn't look, you make the call. She came out of you. I'll sign off. 5:30pm it was! 😊😊😊😊

    Charlie KCharlie K26 päivää sitten
  • What you mentioned at start is trained to PCAs

    IronPandaIronPanda26 päivää sitten
  • his eyes is also speaking

    im shyim shy27 päivää sitten
  • Have you ever thrown up because of something you saw with a patient?

    Theo WrightTheo Wright27 päivää sitten
  • I was never trained how to react when a patient collapses in front of me in the pharmacy. But then it happened twice in my first year...

    Junta MomonariJunta Momonari27 päivää sitten
  • I once had a patient coming into my pharmacy. He just had a bloody fight around the corner and wanted us to do first aid on his wounds. Naturally you can't send him away and you wear gloves for the treatment but only AFTER he spilled his blood all over the floor he told us he has Hep B >.

    Junta MomonariJunta Momonari27 päivää sitten
  • From a patient perspective it is kind of scary when doctors don't know what is going on and tells you "If this doesn't work you will be admitted, as we don't know what is wrong". I had chest pains, fever, couldn't breathe properly and couhing so they tought I had pnemonia but they couldn't confirm it due to all tests coming back negative and by this point I had been in and out of hospital for a week for different kinds of tests. So they gave me antibiotics and just hoped it would work. It turned out that I had pnemonia and have had it 3 years in a row always in the summer and it never shows on any tests and doctors don't believe me when I tell them what it probably is.

    AayanzAayanz27 päivää sitten
  • Why did my brain immediately jump to "CHEST COMPRESSIONS CHEST COMPRESSIONS" when he said "the first thing you have to do if you get any kind of injury like that" LMAOOO

    Megan BanfieldMegan Banfield27 päivää sitten
  • Did anyone else think he was going to say chest compressions when he was talking about washing’s😂

    Avery KirschtAvery Kirscht28 päivää sitten
  • Remember us with invisible disabilities, too. It’s disheartening to have doctor after doctor not believe me and tell me “you don’t look sick”

    Nancy MuellerNancy Mueller28 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike got the perfect jobs cz he clearly loves to advice.. Hahha. Ur fan

    Ali MowlanaAli Mowlana28 päivää sitten
  • I have had my illiostomy bag for 6 years and now I am getting it removed. I can’t wait to poop again

    A a d s C lA a d s C l29 päivää sitten
  • 43 seconds in and I started yelling "Y E S S" and clapping Explaintion: I'm disabled😭😂

    Decker JasteDecker Jaste29 päivää sitten
  • love the second thread where he says gsw wound (gun shot wound wound).

    Austin RogersAustin Rogers29 päivää sitten
  • If 36 hour shifts are legal I will literally never trust a medical professional ever again

    Samantha MartinSamantha Martin29 päivää sitten
  • Idk why but I laughed so hard at the prolapse story😹😹😹🤦🏻‍♀️

    TearsofRainbow01TearsofRainbow0129 päivää sitten
  • you said pharmacist! Can you do a video interviewing a pharmacist and how they interact in the healthcare team?

    Mary HasaballaMary HasaballaUukausi sitten
  • Believe me, I wanna sleep 7-9 hours a night so bad. But med school in Thailand is sooo tough. In final year, there are days that you have to do ward work, and at night stay on call, and in the morning you go to do ward work again without proper resting. I got only 3-4 hours of sleep (with waking up every hours between.) This happens about 2 times a week. It feels so bad.

    Aimazing SofiaAimazing SofiaUukausi sitten
  • 8:03 I’m triggered at how ‘over-testing’ has a hyphen, then ‘over treatment’ has a space, THEN ‘overwhelming’ has no space or hyphen!

    KaveGemKaveGemUukausi sitten
    • I know it’s mostly, ‘technically’ correct but still...

      KaveGemKaveGemUukausi sitten
  • Jesus loves anyone reading this! You are wonderfully made!

    Serana MarieSerana MarieUukausi sitten
  • As a Deaf person, that is aspiring to major in the medical field, yes, i wholeheartedly agree! we need more recognition!

    a random person welpa random person welpUukausi sitten
  • “Differential Diagnosis”, or as my mum says, “when you hear hoof beats, don’t look for zebras”.

    Tate PetterTate PetterUukausi sitten
  • my mom appendix was next to rupturing for nearly a week. she was sick as dog. she went to the doctor of 4 separate occasions bc it hurt so bad but her appendix was a bit higher than normal so they never ruled it as an option until one doctor was like “okay let me at least check y’know” & they found it & it would’ve ruptured if a few more hours had passed. she wasn’t mad at the doctors for not realizing her appendix was placed differently but i think that thats a good example of what he was saying at 9:49

    ErincakecakeErincakecakeUukausi sitten
  • The one about not always having the answer reminded me of my experience as a child being diagnosed with an Arteriovenous Malformation. My GP said it was just growing pains first, then an overgrown muscle from the leg compensating for an issue with the other leg, to a tumor, to finally the malformation. We went through 3 different doctors before one thought he knew what it was. He referred us to a 4th who finally diagnosed it. I guess this particular type of malformation is usually on the brain/head and doesn't present until later in life. Mine was in my left thight, woven in among the muscles there. The increase in hormones triggered by puberty at 10 caused it to start growing. It's unusual placement and presentation made it difficult to identify and it took us almost 2 years to get an answer.

    Rockshadow91Rockshadow91Uukausi sitten
  • Drop the skincare routine!!!

    Simar KaurSimar KaurUukausi sitten
  • Nurse here, nobody ever tells you how brutal CPR is and how unsuccessful it usually is and how we are forced to give it to 80+ year olds because people think it is like tv and want full measures even when it is completely inappropriate. Eg. patient multiple medical issues such as metastatic cancer, AKI and/or chronic kidney disease, previous MI’s with AF or other cardiac issues all wrapped into one very sick package. And they are usually old which decreases the odds even further that any resuscitation attempts will be anything but brutal, unsuccessful and traumatic for everyone involved.

    Vields 23Vields 23Uukausi sitten
  • Yeah I am a student midwife and I feel they don't give us tools to deal with mothers that have hearing disabilities. I decided to take sign language in my spare time

    Abigail CachiaAbigail CachiaUukausi sitten
  • My best friend was just diagnosed with Crohn’s, she’s doing everything she can to avoid an ostomy bag. Which both her Dad and sister have due to their Crohn’s.

    KelsBells06KelsBells06Uukausi sitten
  • Medicine is one of those fields where you have to be very comfortable with being uncomfortable . I will never forget this ❤️. Thank you 😊

    Riya AdlakhaRiya AdlakhaUukausi sitten
  • Dr Mike is so nice and awesome I’ve got nothing else to say.

    Word MakerWord MakerUukausi sitten
  • 7-9 hours of sleep isn’t possible for me. 2 kids under 2. One of which is breastfed. I definitely get less than that.

    Brianna MartinBrianna MartinUukausi sitten
  • 7:18 a corona reference I see

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  • I'm a bit disappointed that you seem to see physicians (or anyone else) yelling at colleagues as par for the course, and the appropriate response being for the one being yelled at to let it "roll off of the shoulder". I would be way more impressed if you instead promoted a new standard-- as in, all of us act like professionals (i.e. not yelling- do you scream at your patients when you're tired?), regardless of sleep deprivation, stress, etc.

    Lady SingsthebluesLady SingsthebluesUukausi sitten
  • I went to my doctor with a bag load of problems. It could have been alot of stuff. It ended up being IBS it cant of course be tested but cutting out FODMAP’S made my symptoms go away

    Dogs And songsDogs And songsUukausi sitten
  • I had an ileostomy from my colon resection after cancer surgery. I know the feeling of nervousness and excitement about having to poop after not doing it for 10 months. It took 10 days for bowels to pass again after the reversal. Every morning the nurse would come in and ask if I had passed gas yet. They were about to consider it an ileus, but then it finally started moving. The nurses and I were so excited, especially since the gas had been building up for about 5 days and I was painfully bloated.

    Vicki SchreiberVicki SchreiberUukausi sitten
  • Haha when Mike said the first thing you need to do if you poke yourself with a syringe or a scalpel is:.... I immediately thought hell yeah I've heard that before! It's chest compressions chest compressions chest compressions! And then he said wash wash wash... I've never felt so stupid in my entire life...

    AaronAaronUukausi sitten
  • I got an online medical school ad because I’ve been watching so many of these 😂

    Ace QAce QUukausi sitten
  • I thought sleeping 6-8h was healthy

    Haru SuzukiHaru SuzukiUukausi sitten
  • My dad use to work in a mental hospital and there was a guy (I don't know what he was on) but he was lepting 3ft. in the air and punching the doctors.

    zoe tinsleyzoe tinsleyUukausi sitten
  • Thank you for talking about care of people with disabilities. I would say also put extra emphasis in people with invisible disabilities like autism, adhd, and mental health issues. Because I have ADHD and Anxiety being in a hospital getting ready for a surgery is awful and causes my anxiety to spike to the point of a meltdown. Sometimes nurses do not know how to deal with a 26 year woman having a meltdown

    April LamApril LamUukausi sitten
  • Dr Mike: “ First thing you should do if you get any kind of an entry like that with a needle of a scalpel is...” Me: “chest compressions, chest compressions, chest compressions” Dr Mike: “wash , wash, wash” Me: oh... :(

    marilena pmarilena pUukausi sitten
  • Someone once told me losing my dad when I was 25 must of been the hardest thing I had ever response "nope calling someone else and telling them they lost their parent...that is the worst". I have been on both sides of that call and nothing in nursing school will ever prepare you for that.

    Stephanie PotterStephanie PotterUukausi sitten
  • Thank you for that point about disability Dr. Mike. I'm a wheelchair user who was trying to get pregnant. There is no disability-related reason I couldn't do this. But Most OBGYNs outright refuse to see me.

    Taylor CarmenTaylor CarmenUukausi sitten
  • Me getting 2 hours of sleep even after hearing from a doctor to get at least 7, especially on a school night. heheheh

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    • Remu Kanava zet is me

      yes its meyes its meUukausi sitten
    • how is that even possible

      Remu KanavaRemu KanavaUukausi sitten
  • Dr Mike says you need 7-9 hrs of sleep Schools : 3 take it or leave it

  • how do doctors deal with death? do doctors just get used to it?

    yumeko’s dogyumeko’s dogUukausi sitten
  • fun fact during the covid outbreak i developed appendicitis. i called the hospital and after speaking with a nurse for awhile she said that she wanted to set up an appointment because she felt i may have it but that i needed to come in to be sure. after a whole song and dance I ended up going back home that day. the next day my doctor followed up with a call had me come in and it was full blown appendicitis. i got surgery the same day, and was better after a few weeks, but can we just talk about how much even a minor surgery like that takes out of you?

    Mister JekalMister JekalUukausi sitten
  • I’m a medical SLP that worked in a SNF for three years. I was not prepared for the amount of poop involved in speech therapy.

    Melissa WeidelMelissa WeidelUukausi sitten
  • Dr. Mike, are you wearing eyeshadow or are those dark circles? Please take care if those are dark circles.

    meena niroulameena niroulaUukausi sitten
  • 10:26 literally “we need an adult! ...wait, I’M the adult!!!!”

    argella1300argella1300Uukausi sitten
  • I'm a physical medicine & rehab doctor and that specialty is specifically for people with functional and psychological disabilities (including difficulties with mobility, and pooping). Love your channel. Could you offer me any advice since I'm starting my own FIstream channel to educate people about pain and function? Thanks for everything you do! Stephanie

    Stephanie VanStephanie VanUukausi sitten
  • "GSW wound" gunshot wound wound?

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  • 3:50 I am very concerned about how a pt passed and nobody went into his room for long enough that rigor Mortis set in. I know that standards of care have changed drastically over the years but how often were professionals required to round on patients? In every hospital setting I’ve worked in there are requirements that they must be assessed (albeit minimally) no less than every hour.

    Angelene MAngelene MUukausi sitten
  • Ned school never prepared you for when you crashed your red car because of that spider😂

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    • Med*

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  • Feeling ribs crack during CPR was honestly one of the biggest things that is stuck with me after my first time performing it. And to be totally honest, I was saying "chest compressions, chest compressions, chest compressions" the whole time I was doing it, while still keeping up the rhythm and making sure I was compressing it hard enough to be effective.

    Scott ReganScott ReganUukausi sitten
  • omg this was published on my bday... lol idk but yas loved the vid and ur channel is awesome

    Sydney ParkSydney ParkUukausi sitten
  • Please watch the documentary “Unrest” on Netflix - it highlights patients struggles with C.F.S or M.E., it’s commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It took my mum four years to get a diagnosis for her chronic fatigue (steamed from post-viral fatigue) and she was constantly ignored by her doctors. There is currently no specialist in Ireland on M.E. to even tell her how to help herself, we rely on online sources to help her cope.

    peculiar lorepeculiar loreUukausi sitten
    • @Isle that’s mentioned in the documentary too- as far as I’m aware it can make a difference to some but there’s no concrete evidence.

      peculiar lorepeculiar lore12 päivää sitten
    • Have you looked into magnesium deficiency....? Might sound random but I think I remember having read something that hints toward a correlation

      IsleIsle13 päivää sitten
  • In fact, when my family was told my brother had a brain tumor guess who walked around the room and patted everyone on the knee and kept saying "it will be okay, you'll be okay"? The person with the brain tumor, my little brother. Still think about you all the time Dr. Bluestone. Thank you.

    Logan McCallumLogan McCallumUukausi sitten
  • My brother has a benign brain tumor. He's got cognitive and physical disabilities. Basically 35 with the mind of a child. He loves the hospital and is routinely told he's the nicest patient ever. He feels like a rockstar because of the attention. If he even sees a stethoscope he starts taking deep breaths. I ****ing love Doctors and nurses and cooks and janitors, everyone that makes the whole system actually work.

    Logan McCallumLogan McCallumUukausi sitten
  • Walking wounded now used to respond EMT, (starting to go for PA) and some mental health work too. Not kidding about being very comfortable with the uncomfortable. First unsupervised response. Arm full break coming out of skin, 1/4 inch from major vain. Standard used to be reset and brace call ahead to orthopedic stand by. It's different now. Now it's if it's that bad and their not bleeding to death a mild compress elevation and drug for Transit to ER... Back to my first day My receiving Dr. Day after graduation was his official first day, his look my look explaining everything. . . My last day on the job responding: my God Sons heart exploded in his chest at the Dr office check up after being told the condition worsen and no excitement. Off shift no black bag anywhere nearest Er 15 min away. Held him as he told me he loved me..mid sentance passed. Totally agree "didn't prepare me for that." Took year's to be able to talk about this. Dr. Mike HUGE SQUISHY HUG'S FOR MORAL SUPPORT. Go, babe get some sleep. Please. . .My most scary 😬. Being shot at, on a call. Luckily, I was just grazed. Looking back should have two or three butterflies 😂. Took 3 weeks to heal. It gets crazy out there. Stay safe and healthy 🙏❤️.

    Purple Sparkle FelicityPurple Sparkle FelicityUukausi sitten
  • My mom (nurse for over 20 yrs) always said, “never recap a needle”. Idk why but the HIV story reminded me of that...

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  • There's a doctor's saying 'When you hear hoofbeats think of horses but sometimes it can be a zebra'. That's why the emblem of rare medical conditions is a Zebra. Being someone with Ehlers Danlos syndrome, fibromyalgia and bulging discs in my neck and lumbar area down to the end of my tailbone I know this saying off by heart.

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