Organ donation can be a controversial topic. On the one hand, it is undoubtedly lifesaving and immeasurably important to the more than 100,000 people who are currently waiting for various organs. On the other hand, the whole process can be traumatic to family and friends, and it can be a tough decision to make during […]
The operating room can be one of the most exciting and stressful places a medical student can be during clinical clerkships. Unfortunately, many students (like myself) receive very little formal exposure or education about the OR rules and etiquette before stepping foot into one. Here are some tips on how to conduct yourself, so you […]
Is Hospital Infection Control Rational?
The short answer to the above question is, “No.” In the hospital, everyone who comes in is tested by swabbing their nose for MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) carriage. Somewhere in the vicinity of 1 in 3 otherwise healthy people are positive for growing this bug in their nose, and in an effort to limit the […]