- A lab result came back that was 'good news.'
- Based on that finding, I decided to remove the patient from isolation.
- We switched a drug's administration from intravenous to oral and decreased the dose.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
My First Patient
Today was the first day I made a decision about a patient's care. It led to an order which was immediately followed. The feelings contrast with any I have felt from designing a sweet experiment or ordering a killer reagent or performing a life-or-death procedure on mice or reviewing a top-secret manuscript. There is something different about decisions made in the hospital. Maybe this same course of action three weeks from now wouldn't even release a single endorphin. For that reason, I write it here: