Reflections after the last ER shift

Working in an ER is unlike any other branch of medicine.  Your specialty is unpredictable.  You have no scheduled patients and no set pace.  You could be fighting boredom one hour and running around with your hair on fire the next, or the next 11, for that matter. Your patients are not stratified by age, gender, body part, or severity of injury.  Your next patient could have an infected cuticle, …

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