Tuesday, April 27, 2010


So, there I am, standing on a bed, holding an elderly lady on all fours; all while my colleague stabilises her hips and the son cleans the aftermath of an eruptive diarrhoeal episode.

And I think to myself: what a wonderful job.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Please give a very warm welcome to...

...the new students that hit the road today! They're a good bunch, enthusiastic and eager to learn.

All the best to all of you, and looking forward to seeing you out there!

(and by the way, it's my 1st anniversary in this job - one whole year of being out on the road! Hooray to me!)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stories from ED

Chatting to a nurse in an emergency department  the other night. We had just handed over a patient who had left a few crawling insects on our stretcher. Talk topics ranging from various body parts to bodily fluids over to cleaning up:

Nurse: "We recently cleaned out the the kitchen and found a finger in the fridge"