Friday, October 3, 2008

Comic: Ideal vs. Reality - Anesthesiology

Perhaps I have these two cases flipped.


14 comments:

Katie Liu said...

hi guys!

your fan/my classmate robin introduced me to your site and i've been giggling to myself in the corner of the student lounge for the last 30ish minutes (instead of writing up my icm patient interview). just wanted to say hi, and a special shoutout to kevin for being a fellow dukie! i don't think i know you but i'm sure we have some mutual friends from back in the day.

your newest fan,
katie

K said...

Hmm we probably do.

Jesse said...

Well-played, Kevin.

julia.cunningham07 said...

The frownie-faces are just killing me! Hahaha.

mulberrystreet said...

I agree! I love the frowny faces on the monitor!

Another perspective on the reality of anesthesiology:

My patient scheduled for resection of a large abdominal tumor the other day told me "Stop the crocheting!" as I was trying to cannulate his tiny, wispy veins. After three attempts (and three blown veins), I paged my attending who then took four attempts to finally get a 20-gauge IV.

After that, the morphine spinal, induction, intubation, the arterial line, and the central line all went smoothly, and I ended up transfusing 20 units of RBCs, 16 units of FFP, 16 bottles of albumin, and 12 units of platelets while the surgeons lost nearly 10 liters of blood during the eight-hour operation. I worked fast and furiously the entire day trying to keep up with the blood loss.

I managed to keep the patient off pressors the entire day, and I dropped him off in the ICU still intubated and hemodynamically stable. His pain was controlled well into the night (thanks to the morphine spinal).

When I saw the patient the next day, now extubated, he was thankful the surgeon had gotten the tumor out, but the only thing he remembered I had done was poke him trying to get the peripheral IV.

Jesse said...

Special thanks to mulberry for driving the final nail into the coffin of anesthesiology for me.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://welcome-casino.aoaoaxxx.ru][img]http://s49.radikal.ru/i125/0912/82/a90aea46452a.jpg[/img][/url]

[IMG]http://s44.radikal.ru/i105/0912/3d/c3f5c104cbf9.jpg[/IMG]

[url=http://welcome-casino.aoaoaxxx.ru][img]http://s51.radikal.ru/i133/0912/58/34c8f67efb7f.jpg[/img][/url]














































[u][b]We can be found by these keywords:[/b][/u]
[url=http://welcome-casino.aoaoaxxx.ru/sitemap.html]5 97 best casino online payouts [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/harrahs-new-orleans-casino.html]grabar dvd casino royale [/url]
[url=http://www.stacyrandolph.com/members/online_2D00_casino.aspx]anadir sitio buscador casino [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/casino-poker-card.html]casino curitiba brasil [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/hard-rock-casino-biloxi.html]casino virtual web [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/ny-casino.html]borrarse europa casino [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/casino-equipment.html]fortune lounge casinos [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/turtle-lake-casino-01qq.html]casino online juego poker apuesta loteria [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/casino-in-las-vegas-nevada.html]harrahs casino slot [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/indiana-belterra-casino.html]black casino gambling holdem jack online party poker roulette slot [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/casino-on-the-net.html]internet casino http toprankedcasinos info [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/top-casino.html]vegas online casino [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/the-orleans-casino-las-vegas.html]sistema casino [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/casino-black-jack-roulette.html]excalibur casino vegas [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/reno-casino-hotels.html]juegos de casino para descargar [/url]
[url=http://vegasonlines.net/treasure-island-casino-las-vegas.html]casino directory [/url]
gioco d azzardo casino online
[b]atlantic city casino guide[/b]
salsa rueda casino
online casino with signup bonus
[b]black jack casino game[/b]
primm valley casino resort
[u]casino linea maquina tragaperras sin descarga[/u]
annacasino ru
fortune room casino
[b]los mejores juegos de casino[/b]
casinos apuestas
barco avila casino

Anonymous said...

[url=http://seghan.ru/go.php?sid=35][img]http://s002.radikal.ru/i200/1001/f0/0ddd2280d906.jpg[/img][/url]












[url=http://tioozua.connection24.de/]camel cigarettes reynolds mail order [/url]
where to buy electronic cigarette buy cigarettes at a buy cigarettes internet
[url=http://deuaexj.naheliegend.de/sitemap.html]order non fire safe cigarettes [/url]
cheapest state to buy cigarettes davidoff cigarettes buy online buying cigarettes online forum
[url=http://botziho.485.at/sitemap.html]order cigarettes [/url]
order cigarettes buying wholesale cigarettes you buy cheap cigarettes
[url=http://powjxun.wieder-mal.de/sitemap.html]buy cigarette online uk [/url]
order kretek international sweet dream cigarettes buying tax free native cigarettes on line buying cigarettes in virginia
[url=http://tioozua.connection24.de/sitemap.html]age limit to buy cigarettes [/url]
where can i buy davidoff cigarettes buy cigaretts but dont smoke where to buy cigarettes for cheap
[url=http://vjzvmeu.il.gp/]where to buy e cigarette [/url]
buy cheap cigarette newport where to buy american spirit cigarettes buying cigarettes in south carolina
[url=http://tioozua.connection24.de/]cheapest gas station to buy cigarettes [/url]
buy cigarette online in canada cheap money order clove cigarettes buying cigarettes online review
[url=http://tyouhca.xn--geglckt-q2a.de/]cigarettes buy uk [/url]
buy discount cigarettes fraud buy the cheapest cigarettes in buy more cigarettes
[url=http://powjxun.wieder-mal.de/]eclipse cigarette where to buy [/url]
buy bidi cigarettes buy the cheapest cigarettes in canadian mail order brides cigarettes
[url=http://uvfaquc.akzentuiert.de/]ordering cigarettes [/url]
buy cheap cigarette tobacco buy cigarette boats buy cheap cigarettes on

kpn2010 said...

加盟創業 ,早餐店加盟 ,創業 ,創業加盟 ,禿頭 ,玻尿酸 ,美白 ,減肥 ,痘疤 ,雷射溶脂 ,電波拉皮 ,皺紋 ,醫學美容 ,104法拍網 ,大台北法拍屋 ,台北法拍屋 ,房屋仲介 ,房屋買賣 ,板橋法拍屋 ,法拍 ,法拍屋 ,法拍屋查詢系統 ,信義房屋 ,肉毒桿菌 ,抽脂 ,玻尿酸 ,飛梭雷射 ,淨膚雷射 ,植髮 ,微晶瓷 ,雷射溶脂 ,電波拉皮 ,醫學美容診所 ,truss,

kpn2010 said...

slot game machine ,slot machine cabinet ,slot machine manufacturer ,barcode reader ,barcode scanner ,barcode scanners ,handheld scanner ,laser scanner ,室內設計 ,裝潢 ,上海旅遊,韓國旅遊,北京旅遊,杭州旅遊,九寨溝旅遊,旅行社,旅遊網,廈門旅遊,團體旅遊,桂林旅遊 ,Disposable plastic cups ,Biodegradables ,Biodegradable plastic ,Plastic manufacturer ,PLA

kpn2010 said...

Plastic Cup ,polylactic acid ,ECO products ,Plastic Drinking Cups ,Disposable products ,室內設計 ,室內裝潢 ,桃園室內設計 ,室內裝潢設計 ,室內設計裝潢 ,裝潢 ,裝潢設計 ,室內空間設計 ,台北室內設計 ,舊屋翻新 ,水晶,結婚金飾 ,鑽石 ,鑽戒 ,GIA ,鑽石戒指 ,賓士,Bmw,sum,benz ,保時捷,法拉利,二胎 ,工商融資 ,支票貼現

kpn2010 said...

汽車借款 ,汽車貸款 ,借款 ,借錢 ,票貼 ,貸款 ,當鋪 ,當舖 ,融資 ,巴里島,香港自由行,香港旅遊,峇里島,澳門自由行,室內設計 ,室內設計公司 , 酒店公關,酒店經紀,酒店兼差,酒店打工,酒店上班,,boiling machine ,breading machine ,food processing mixers ,food processing equipment ,food forming ,vegetable machine ,patty machine ,frying machine ,food machinery ,

kpn2010 said...

大溪老街,石門水庫,桃園日式料理,溫泉,溫泉會館,牙周病 ,牙周病治療方法 ,牙齒美白 ,植牙 ,植牙費用 ,土地 ,農地買賣 ,廠房 ,不動產 ,買土地 ,廠房出租 ,土地買賣 ,工業用地房 ,買廠房 ,土地買賣 ,iso ,iso認證 ,Ohsas 18001 ,品質管理 ,教育訓練 ,油飯 ,麻糬 ,團購美食 ,彌月禮盒 ,新竹餐廳 ,下午茶 ,特色餐廳 ,景觀餐廳 ,親子餐廳

kpn2010 said...

大圖輸出 ,展示架 ,展場設計 ,展覽設計 ,海報架 ,海報設計 ,會場佈置 ,會場設計 ,廣告設計公司 ,桃園土地 ,桃園房屋 ,桃園房屋仲介 ,桃園房屋買賣 ,桃園房屋網 ,珠寶 ,黃金 ,結婚 ,鑽石 ,鑽戒 ,皮膚科 ,皮膚科診所 ,肉毒桿菌 ,肉毒桿菌瘦臉 ,柔膚雷射 ,玻尿酸 ,飛梭雷射 ,脈衝光 ,除斑 ,casino gaming machine ,gaming machine manufacturer ,gaming machine ,室內空間設計,