March 3rd, 2005

sqeez

can you cannulate?

tomorrow i start sticking patients. i wish i could convey to you how scary these needles are. well, here. and, i've only stuck the dummy arm 20 times or so--with only 5 of those supervised.

eek. eek.

i understand you can't really know what it's like until you do it, but... shit... i need a cadaver to practice on or something.

the best thing about this job, though, is that, with all the medical terminolgy i have to learn, i have a deeper understanding of and greater appreciation for ER and scrubs. next time they say someone is "hypotensive" and is "bradying down," i'll be like, "BAM! what's up now, er?! i got you!"