Day 2 was once again full of thought provoking conversations. Although I had seen the video “Just a routine operation” in medical school, it brought up many different emotions as I watched it yesterday. As an anesthesia resident, it disheartened me to see three seasoned anesthesia attendings have a complete lack of situational awareness while they tried to secure the airway. One of the first things they teach us in anesthesia training is that if what you’re doing doesn’t work, move to the next technique, procedure, etc. It is hard to know what those anesthesia providers were thinking in the moment but it would be very interesting to speak with them about the event.
Secondly, the facts presented regarding EMRs were astonishing. It is upsetting to know that EMRs have not fulfilled the goals and objectives that they were initially created to address. I am… Continue reading
Day 1 was filled with lots of great conversations and thought provoking discussion. The most of which was the Lewis Blackmon video. As I think back on the video, I keep thinking about how many mistakes were made and how many times the medical team could have intervened that likely would have changed the outcome. First, having a post surgical patient on an oncology floor seems very inappropriate and quite frankly dangerous for patient safety. I realize that in today’s world of bed shortages (especially at my home institution), this is a very likely occurrence but it is disheartening to see. Secondly, It amazes me that once Lewis started having increased abdominal pain and his vital signs began to change, there was no discussion of moving him to a higher acuity floor, such as step down or even the ICU where he would be monitored… Continue reading