The other day Hubby gets a call in the middle of night. One of the patients has just been shifted from ER to ICU.. the patient, an elderly male is in shock, needs to be intubated ASAP. Hubby changes and rushes back to hospital. The patient has been intubated and access to IV lines secured … Continue reading Where is the Trust ? #MondayMusings
A pathology lab is usually always in frenzy. Samples coming in from Emergency, Outpatient Department, Inpatients and reports being signed out. The analyzers are in constant motion, quality checks, stat samples, routine samples. However, I may ask my technologists to slow down and not mistakes, they will be in a hurry to clear the orders. … Continue reading Behind the scenes in a Pathology Lab!
Another hectic day at work it was. As I was sipping my coffee, my 10 year old came and said,"Such a stressful job you have! Why did you become a pathologist?" That night I kept thinking " Why did I end up becoming one?" My parents were educators, and I grew up in the vicinity … Continue reading The Lone Pathologist !
A few months back One of my husband's cousin who has a kid with cerebral palsy ended up losing her child after paying a hefty sum to hospital where she was treated. I know there was nothing the doctors could do to save her other than make her last few days pain free. The cost … Continue reading Healthcare and Insurances !!!
Title of the Book : The Race of Maggots Author : Dr Sweety Shinde. Even before this book had been out, I had been waiting for its release. The reason for it is the author, Dr Sweety Shinde, who has been a mentor for me not only in pathology but also in my journey as … Continue reading Book Review : The Race of Maggots
When I was small, I always looked up to them. How miraculously they could transform you from the sick child to a healthy one! As I grew up, the fascination became an admiration, till the day I landed on the steps of a medical college. The gruesome reality, as was always projected, started to fade … Continue reading When Healthcare became a Business!