I couldn’t get to sleep until 4am. It wasn’t nerves, I’ve become used to giving talks. I’d recently done a stint of nights and ever since I passed the age of 25 I find it harder and harder to readjust back to a normal sleep pattern. Luckily my talk was at 3pm so arriving at … Continue reading My Talk: think small, not big
The summer days are starting to cool down, night shifts are finished and my sleep pattern is taking full advantage. I always seem to be looking forward to the change in weather. Midway through summer I long for the crisp air and early nights of winter. Midway through winter, I can’t wait for the long … Continue reading Good idea! Don’t tell anyone
I came off my night shift, drank a monster energy drink and headed to my meeting at Stewart House. The rhythmic pumping of the underground combined with the heat reminded me how tired I was. Recently I had been offered a fellowship in central London to analyse data and help implement changes on a national … Continue reading Honesty over short-term gain
The whole department is in agreement that the flow of patients has been relentless this week. Combining this with the summer heat has resulted in me passing out as soon as I get home. Luckily I haven’t fallen into the trap of lying down for a few minutes before getting ready for bed after a … Continue reading Goodbye
Although the night team has been functioning like a well-oiled machine, the summer heat combined with the constant stream of patients has resulted in two very long nights. Amongst the chaos of resus a reg was trying to insert a central line which was guided by ultrasound. Ever since I saw conservation of momentum used … Continue reading Yes but a computer won’t insert the line
Once again I am finding shelter in a local coffee shop. The sun is beating down and my week is packed and this is my last couple of hours of freedom for the next eleven days. In the next eleven days I have nine night shifts in accident and emergency, a day where I shadow … Continue reading Prepping for talks
I am one of those annoying people who goes to my local coffee shop with my Macbook to type away at something. Whilst TV shows like Family Guy love to paint me as a poser the motivation is much more practical. It gets me out, it’s a change and I don’t get distracted with computer … Continue reading Why doctors and nurses should take an active role in med tech
Bubbles are very real damaging things. Most people don’t see them until they’re too late. In-fact, it’s this sort of blindness that facilitates bubbles. There seems to be three ingredients. Firstly the new area is over-hyped, it is then perpetuated, and finally when it can no longer be sustained it collapses. To get a sense … Continue reading Is nursing education a bursting bubble?