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A Few Old Habits to Stop Passing to New Docs

A new class of interns just began, presenting an opportunity to shape habits. Otherwise language, clinical practices, and work-flow conventions get needlessly passed from class to class. Here are a few I’ve observed in the residents’ team room in the …

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Is There an “I” in Ebola Team?

Yesterday I was injecting anesthetic into a boil for incision and drainage. The abscess swelled and returned an arcing spray of lidocaine laden with blood and pus, soaking the thigh of my cotton scrub pants. A cheap plastic gown would …

Early Adopters

Saw this selfie tweeted from friends at the American College of Surgeon meeting yesterday and realized each doc pictured is an early technology and social media adopter previously featured at the Op Report. Check them out:
Op Report with Dr. Niraj …

Bring Your Own Teacher

Poor med student stood at attention for a three-hour case that turned into five – one of those challenging ones where you and the resident are problem solving and ignoring the student the whole time. At the end, I thanked …