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Started my new hospital placement

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Goldstar, Oct 6, 2013.


  1. Goldstar

    Goldstar PetForums VIP

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    Last Wednesday.
    I'm now on a surgical ward and will be going into theatre to watch. So far all I've done in my six months is admissions, subcutaneous injections, taken cannulas out and taken blood pressure manually so this will make a change.
     
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    Theatre placements can be really interesting, quite an eye opener at times.
    Hope you enjoy it.
    What placements have you had so far?
     
  3. Goldstar

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    My first one was on a stroke/rehab ward so this is a huge change. Really looking forward to my A&E placement (3rd yr I think) as it's where I want to specialise.
     
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    Just watch you dont pass out in theatres!!:D
    Ive come over peculiar a few times when I was doing my training...nothing to do with gore but standing there with all gowned up with a mask on is quite claustrophobic, then you realiese you have been holding your breath during an interesting bit and start seeing cartoon birdies going round your head!!:lol:
    Good luck with it though, I found it fascinating.:)
     
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    Not sure what it is like in theatre now, but I found being togged up and the heat made me feel faint.

    Good luck
     
  6. gerbilmummy

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    Good Luck with this placement, and all other placements you do.

    I would think a surgical ward placement must be very interesting, is it theater for anything and everything? Or certain things in particular?

    What ever it is, enjoy and good luck.
     
  7. Goldstar

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    Thanks :)


    It's for anything and everything. I went in for 20 mins on Friday to watch facet injections to the spine and I was boiling hot then. Especially with the lead apron on because of the x ray machine.
     
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    Good Luck.

    I have had operations, but never watched them.

    I have seen many students and I have great respect for all of you, and nurses, surgeons, doctors - all hospital staff of course.
     
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