Sunday, August 10, 2008
Adult medicine? What's that??
I'm at Ft. Hood in the great little city of Killeen, Texas. I was here a year ago for my nursery rotation. This year I am rotating in the ER. Which means I have to see kids AND adults. Weird! I don't remember how to do adult medicine. I haven't taken care of adults in a long time. It's all foreign to me. Fortunately the people I'm working with are really cool and they don't mind letting me see the kids that come in. No crazy stories just yet. I had two patients walk out on me, which was kind of funny. People seem to think the ER is like Burger King - "Have it your way." Um, sorry to disappoint, but NO. It just doesn't work like that. It's so hard to provide compassionate care to people who are so entitled and ungrateful. Drives me crazy. But I guess that's what I signed up for. The good, the bad, AND the annoying.