Friday, August 29, 2008

On Our Risk Factor

Yay! It's the weekend!!!! I was looking forward for the long case presentation in the seminar room at 1p.m., for after that we shall be freeeeeeee! PLUS, it's a LOOOONG weekend! I shall take one of the days off just sleeping the whole day long. And we're going to explore Putrajaya! Yippeeee...

*hints hints* MIFC

Anyways, as usual, we were doing our ward rounds in the morning while waiting for our turn with the teaching clinician. I wasn't able to do physical examination on my patient, he refused to be checked, so I just walked around sulking, looking at case notes, checking out the X-rays and ECG. Nothing really interesting, just some jaundice, liver enlargement, and numerous pneumonia cases.

A while later, I heard from the group-mates that one of us were scolded by the resident doctor in the hospital.

Doc: What are you doing? You never check the case file before clerking the patient is it? It's a TB case! You don't simply clerk a TB patient. Now go!

Funny thing was, that particular patient was put on a bed on the aisle. Together with all the other patients.

So, during our round with the teaching clinician, I brought up the issue. How come a TB patient is placed in the open ward, when we all know it's an airborne disease? She shrugged. It's the 2nd busiest hospital in the country. By right it's not appropriate, not that we're tagging them or anything. It's just for the safety sake of the whole population of the ward. As well as the medical staff. But then again, we're just attached to the hospital. It's under a different management altogether, the medical school have no say about it..

So yeah, I guess we're all exposed to all these pathogens everyday.

And I'm coughing already...



Acknowledgement: MIFC by kuanhoong. Face mask by Holycleo.

8 Jujus:

Legolas said...

More bitchy doctors coming up. It's a cycle. Young doctors become bitchy because the senior ones are bitchy.

savante said...

Don't be surprised. Where else would you put them? We don't have that many negative pressure rooms about :P So it's an open ward with airy windows.

pikey said...

it's called occupational hazard

passerby said...

OMG! How can like this one???

FamezGAY said...

btw working in this line, my colleagues and I decided to avoid HTAR & HKL if we need to get warded for a lot of reasons uhmnn...

Ah-Bong said...

oh well leggie... i suppose after u pass through that stage u get to be as bitchy too. but then again, i'm always so nice...

savante, so that's why govn. hospitals aren't closed and air-conned?? lol

Ah-Bong said...

pikey, yea, i guess so...

passerby, memang like this one lor...

famez, Hgovernment all like tat one kua...

FamezGAY said...

Not all... some is good.. I like Putrajaya actually haha!