Lessons From Surgery

Saturday, May 15, 2010 sidra 0 Comments Category :

What I’ve learnt from surgery:
• Why it’s important not to leave any loose ends.
• Always keep track of what you put and where…and whether you remove it or not.
• Chains and saws may break my bones, but words…are no use, especially if you’re addressing the ot staff!
• After air, water and food…sleep is the fourth basic need.
• You’re not a good surgeon till you’re over-worked, under-fed and sleep-deprived.
What I still don’t understand: why people keep saying surgery is a male field when surgeons “wash-up”, “stitch-up” and “wash-out”…?