Monthly Archives: August 2007

Silver Skin: Part 2

I put on the face shield and plastic gown that I had set aside earlier. The paramedics all gathered round me as I gently unwound the bright red, blood-soaked dressing on his forearm. I had a wad of 4×4 gauze pads in my left hand as I slowly peeled away the last layer covering the wound. Blood quickly pooled in…

The Butcher’s Silver Skin

On days like this, my job is awesome…but it can stink if you are the patient. The radio call was for an injury that was “down to bone”, created by broken glass. “…bleeding won’t stop…” said the dispatcher. Sirens blare and quickly vanish as the ambulances race away from the hospital to the scene. Twenty minutes later they are back…

New Blog Determination!

I admit that I’ve been feeling a little blah about this blog lately. Burned out in the ER less than 3 years out of residency. I still enjoy medicine, but hate all the politics and policy. So I’ve decided I need to return to the roots of this blog. When Mr. Hassle First opened it’s digital doors to all comers,…