NewFNP is so excited to be away from clinic for a week. Why is taking care of people so exhausting? (And rewarding, of course, but still exhausting!)
Monday, August 09, 2010
In the last week, the clinic was absolutely overloaded with patients, both in volume and acuity. A chief complaint of lab results twice revealed patients with GFRs in the teens. A chief complaint of staple removal revealed a young woman needing the staples removed from the incision in her wrist where she had tried to kill herself. Three likely cancers. One repeat teen pregnancy.
NewFNP is now lounging poolside, beverage at hand, chic new Pixie hairdo getting lots of compliments. She is at CME and she is recharging her batteries. She is somewhat concerned that her batteries need recharging after a mere four months back in full-time community health practice. She does, however, know that one thing that will always recharge newFNP's batteries, aside from J. Crew cashmere and coddington platform suede heels, is a (possibly) inadvertently hilarious comment at CME.
In discussing the newest ACOG pap screening guidelines, an OB/GYN and head of newFNP's state family planning program mentioned that one need never perform pap screening in a woman with a vaginal cuff after complete hysterectomy for non-malignant concerns. He then noted, "This one has been slow to penetrate into clinical practice."
Really? Really? Slow to penetrate, huh? As BostonFNP's dad once said, learning without laughter is like a day without sunshine. NewFNP's day was full of sunshine with that one.
Bring on the double entendres, the dorky medical jokes, and the alcoholic beverages. Because newFNP is on edu-vacation!