:: Saturday, June 21, 2003 ::
Well, I had one quiet night on call last week. This night, so far, is different. I had my first Level 1 Trauma. Level 1 means the patient must be operated on within 15 minutes of arrival and must be seen by a trauma surgeon.
I did pretty well remembering what I was supposed to do. But theory really became practice tonight as the things we had discussed in our meetings had to be acted out. And the staff was very helpful. I was anxious, and kept double-checking what I needed to do. But they were patient with me. A trauma team is an amazing group to watch.
I think I'll be less anxious next time. The first one's always a bit exciting, they say.
:: Matt 6/21/2003 12:41:00 AM :: permalink ::