Well, I did my first anesthesia case today (inguinal node exc)...pretty routine case I think to start on. I know now why CRNA's get paid so much. It ain't easy. It absolutely felt like I was in fast forward mode. When they tell you stuff in class, it feels like "well that's not so hard." But it happens so fast and you are so important...wow. I did laryngoscopy but the mouth is so small and the tongue so big...just not what I thought it would be like. So the CRNA took the laryngoscope because I wasn't in deep enough but I got to pass the tube. Everything else was pretty smooth, but time just flies. Well there's the story...will update next time
Oct 15, '02
I just read your blog entry. I too was very surprised when I first learned that exams in med school were multiple choice. But, I am from Canada and though that perhaps it was a Canadian thing.
Last edit by Brenna's Dad on Oct 15, '02