Saturday, March 6, 2010

Assisting An Open Thoracotomy

It was my first time and I received the open thoracotomy case as the instrument nurse. It was scary at first since, I am not familiar with the instruments used. And I was concern of the surgeon's mood. Fortunately, he was okay though there some time that he gets mad. But it was okay, it was tolerable. But the case was so toxic, the operation lasts for almost 8 hours if I'm not mistaken and I assisted for like 6-7 hours, I think. Wasn't able to eat my dinner and it was tiring and starving. We all were. Especially the surgeons.

Though the good side is that, I was able to assist no matter how toxic it was.

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