Quick post: this is my life right now:
It is our first week of our practical anaesthesiology training, and we are spending it practicing on fake patients and being taught that everything we learned in theory is different in practice (well, what’s new). I seriously began to hyperventilate just administering anaesthesia with this simulated program. And I am hyperventilating again realising that soon, I’LL BE DOING THAT. I’m not sure how it works elsewhere, but South African GPs are qualified (and expected) to perform simple and uncomplicated anaesthesia.
As part of our assessment for this rotation, we’ll be putting patients to sleep during the next two weeks. Do you think I’m freaking out about that? Yes I am. As they say, anaesthesia is about being able to wake the patient up afterwards.