work it doctor

I only have one outfit documented and it's nothing super special. But my recent finds of bracelets need the center of attention. They are not just arm candy but they can be used to check babies and toddler's extraocular movements and if they localize sounds

They are bright.

They make noises.

They are perfect!

Dress ~ old and love it, the Gap //bracelets ~ Michael's (no kidding!) // peep toe wedges ~ CK via nordstrom rack // necklace ~ from my grandma

A few tips to new interns roaming the children's hospital this week:

1. Use that anxiety of "not knowing" to learn more. When a patient comes in with a problem or diagnosis you haven't seen or read about, then READ about it. When on call, read and read and read. When not on call, read after you've taken your nap.

2. Do not be afraid to ask questions or admit your mistakes. Forget your pride... It's not about you. it's about what is best for your patient. However, there is also a fine line between paging/beeping attendings or consults and just being plain annoying. Sorry... Before you ask a question, at least attempt to look for a solution or answers. Present your plan when you ask questions so at least the attendings know you are thinking through the problem. And ask your upper levels first. If they do not know the answers, then go the next step and page consults or attendings.

3. Use your resources. Nursing resources. They are veterans. They have seen the sick kids. If an RN is concerned enough to page/beep you, do not brush it off. Ask politely and treat RNs with respect. They are as stressed out as you are this last week of June/first week of July when new MDs are let loose at the hospital.

4. Don't forget life outside the hospital. Residency can take all your time. remember to work out, go on vacation, remember old friends and hobbies.

5. Lastly, do not be afraid to wear jewelry. They will come in handy.

Actually seriously, have fun. Hours are long. You'll meet sick kids and worried parents. But do not forget why you chose this profession in the first place.

For me, it was helping children.

Just like Blessed Mother Teresa, when I serve the sick, I serve my Savior.

And that was enough for me to keep driving to work before everybody else have woken up.... and during holidays when everybody's off. Hey, the hospital never sleeps.

For residency and pregnancy, click here
For breastfeeding during pregnancy, click here
For my guest post regarding coming back to work after baby #1, click here

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**"Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day in the person of your sick, and, whilst nursing them, minister unto you. Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, the unreasonable, may I still recognize you, and say: “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve you.”

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1 comment:

  1. I'll definitely be keeping these in mind once I start rotations, including the bracelets! haha sweet tips :-)

    Ele @ InspirationEle


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