Monday, June 06, 2005


Tomorrow i'm staffing a thoracic room and an ENT room.

The thoracic room has two moderately sized cases... requiring epidurals and alines.

The ENT room has 6 short cases, at least 2 requiring awake fiberoptic intubation.

The kicker? The two rooms are about as far apart as you can get in the ORs. My room assignments got switched today because they opened up a 3rd cardiac room. I'll be running my ass off tomorrow. If i'm smart i'll pack a lunch. I probably won't though.


Anonymous said...

Is it normal to be staffing these non-cardiac rooms when you're a cardiac anesthesiology fellow?

bnug said...

I'm in the point in my fellowship where i'm in a junior faculty role. So these days most of the time I'm staffing cardiac rooms, but from time to time I am staffing other rooms. Most of the time, this is in the thoracic rooms , but occasionally my services are required else where. I think it's a good mix.