It is already very late now - 11.19pm
I have a flight to catch tomorrow morning yeay! I'm going Sarawak for Fatin's wedding :D
Fatin married a BBC - British Born Chinese weewitt
But because today is one of those special days in my career, I decided I need to pen them down (or type, in my case)
So today, I was put on ICU duty, instead of GOT due to the lack of manpower in ICU.
And today also was my first time inserting a Central Venous Line (CVL)!
To non medical people, a CVL is a catheter (maybe "tube" sounds more familiar) that we insert into the body so that the tip of the catheter will lie in a patient's heart.
Yes, heart. The right atrium to be exact.
And we have to be careful to put into the vein, instead of the artery.
So today I inserted a CVL through a patient's internal jugular vein (that is the vein in our neck) - via US technique. 😆 😆
I know the older generations in medical would have laughed that I am so proud with this one CVL - they have inserted numerous during their HO years. I got my first only after I become an MO.
But, so what?
At least I have inserted one.
And this will certainly help me in future :)
So thanks Farid, for guiding me thru the insertion of CVL.
And Danny for being there, as an amateur as well hence I kept telling myself all the mistakes I did, are for me and him to learn 😀 😀
And I dont mind mentioning their names here - they don't even know the existence of this blog.
|This is the check xray of the patient. We need this to ensure that the tip of our catheter is|
nicely placed in the right atrium, not too low neither too high.
Oh and I'll try to blog about my 48hrs Kuching trip :)
-Because life is a test-