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Friday, November 07, 2008

leech

We are allocated two weeks to follow a medical team. Basically, we are required to follow them from morning till late evening. In the morning, there are few tasks that we need to attend. Starting from the handover meeting to the registrar's ward round and finally consultant ward round in the afternoon.

It is really a tiring job to follow the medical team around the hospital. We hardly ever sit down and by the end of consultant's ward round; I usually get so tired that I need to find a chair for me to sit down.

You will never appreciate the value of something until you lose it. That is true in my case here but the value that I really learn to appreciate is the opportunity to sit down on a chair :)

Another observation that I has gained in this week are that doctors need to have lots of stamina to work continuously. Imagine that during ward round, the doctors run up down the stairs and never sat down for 3-4 hours. We are used to climb up from the first floor to the 8th floor and then went down to 5th floor and up again. Despite I am cycling to the hospital every day, at the end of the day, my stamina just ran out of me. Fortunately I do not experience any symptoms of breathlessness climbing up and down the stairs.

I have another week with the medical team and I hope that by the end of next week, my stamina has improved a lot :)

8 comments:

Ummu Layth said...

yea..penat giler. i did mine masa ramadhan. hari on-call lagi penat. kul 9 lebih baru balik. yg tak best tu..bukannya penat sbb buat kerja.. penat hanging around aje.

which team r u with?

hafiz238 said...

yup, penat ikut mereka ajer. bukan banyak buat benda pun. I'm with Gen Med B.

arsaili said...

salam..tongkat ali mite help..ehehe..kasi tambah stamina

hayad said...

jd cikgu pun tak leh duduk. tambah2 kalo hari yg byk kelas.

kalo operation yg makan masa pjg, 9-10 jam tu mmg doc tak duduk lansung ke sepanjang waktu tu???

hafiz238 said...

@ arsaili, thanks for the suggestion. It might be useful in the future ;)

@ hayad, biasanya kalau operation panjang, jarang doktor dapat duduk. kena concentrate sepanjang pembedahan tu.

SoFie NuR said...

uhh...penat jugak tu berlari sane sini...tapi bile dah boleh adapt ngan keadaan camtu,insyaallah sume ok...

chem said...

just wait until you oncall 24 hr...and the next day tu kena keja jugak-post call...lagilaaaaaaa ...huuuu penattnyerrr

hafiz238 said...

@ sofie, ia memerlukan stamina yang banyak. Mungkin perlu bina stamina dari sekarang kot

@ chem, I can imagine how tiring that would be. Even if they pay me a lot of money to do post-call ward round, I would rather sleep ;)