Less cannulation and more caring
- By: Katie Wright
How did I get to be a final year student already? Where did the past four years go? And how did I manage to retain such a pathetic amount of information and forget so much? It's now or never - I feel that there is a lot of stuff to be learnt before I could ever be a doctor. I throw myself into the deep end with a rotation in the accident and emergency department of a district general hospital in Yorkshire, something of a shock after my sun drenched elective. The pace could be fast and furious, with a rapid turnover of patients and an incredible diversity. From someone with a head injury, to a little boy with a marble up the nose, a man with chest pain to a simple splinter in the big toe.
I wanted to see as much pathology, practise as many skills, and learn