So, week one of my clinical placement is over now and it has been both awesome and horrible. I have spent the entire week in the emergency department - something that I was really looking forward to and basically the reason why I chose to go to the PA. On monday after our tour and talking to I headed to the ED and less then half an hour later I was told there was a case for the student - a hand x-ray. But the guy came in to the room on an ambulance trolley doctors, nurses and paramedics were in the room and then one of them puts a yellow bag on the trolley - the guy has had a circular saw incident =D
'Are those his fingers in there?'
'Yes, do you want to look?'
*big grin* 'Yes!'
That's right guys I got to x-ray the guy's hand and then we went into the other room and x-rayed his fingers - all in a row. So cool.
I also go to see a guy who had pushed his head of femur through his acetabulum (the socket of the ball and socket joint), a procedure where there is contrast injected into a person's bladder via the urethra (ouch) and a multi-person trauma situation. But a lot of the time there was nothing, which was boring and sometimes there were 2-3 radiographer's performing the x-ray, so I felt really in the way and unhelpful. But next week I will be doing the ICU round and ortho clinic which should give me lots of practice, so yah.
Hmm, but now I am tired already. I worked all day today and will do so again tomorrow - my next day off will be the 13th December. It will be a long 4 weeks I feel.