“Doctor, thank you for her life!”
A son in pain expressed his overwhelming gratitude for her mother’s life. It stirred an array of warm emotions in my heart.
His mother presented to the Medical Emergency Room around 9 p.m. that night, barely conscious. A quick primary survey showed signs of shock. The team quickly initiated the treatment and started multitasking like a colony of ants. Probes, Peripheral lines, Treatments orders, Blood samples, Fluids — quick succession, in that order. She began to improve. The blood pressure started to normalise.
After a while, the monitors went blaring. The ECG waves became abnormal, and the oxygen saturation dropped. Her peripheral pulse went feeble. Her hands felt cold.
In a fraction of second, the whole team got into action. CPR cycling had already been initiated, the Critical Care team was on its way rushing from the OT complex, and peripheral lines got the injections flowing to revive the heart. …
TL;DR : Hypoglycemic emergency. Or low blood sugars.
Medicine is a constant practice but still keeps on developing each day with a renewed term, adding to it the synonym of life saving change. Internship (short for Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship) is the first such experience in a doctor’s life where things take a real practical turn, bringing the huge books, small fonts, and all those years of MBBS to life.
Examining patients for the first time in such a professional setting is intimidating at first — more so when you join the hospital as a Casualty Intern straight to the Emergency Department. …
As an intern posted in casualty, we were advised and expected to measure vital parameters before jumping to prescriptions just on basis of history. Given the tiring work hours, some choose to skip this step and advise patient to visit in outpatient department, if s/he does not appear to be otherwise sick.
It was 7 in the morning, and there were still 2 hours to go for my 13-hour long shift to end. An elderly lady, ~65 years of age, arrived with complaints of itching around eyes since 2 days with no other complaints. …
My first co-authored, self-published book (launched Mar 20,2019).
This was made possible only off a preliminary idea in the fall of 2018, when me, Simran, and Rashi toiled over it with some of our original works in respective repositories of poetry, photos, and the perspective to self-publish and design the culmination all by ourselves, without any technical assistance.
We have also curated works by our contributing authors after much deliberation amidst a lot of entries to showcase their prowess and contain the quality and quantity of this illustrative anthology. They’ve played a pivotal role in making this project a reality, which was once far-fetched.
Documents required :
What I did?
1. Wait for declaration of results of MBBS IIIrd Professional Year (Part-II) examinations.
~1–2 months after your last MBBS III Professional Year (Part-II) examination. Get in touch with the University for tentative dates.
2. Results declared. Wait for the marksheet to reach your college from University. …
Many might recall the plethora of memes about a homeless Indian boy, talking to a news anchor about substance abuse. While the Internet mocked and trivialized the horrid tragedy of youngsters becoming prisoners of substance abuse, for those in the medical profession, it was a wake up call. Substance abuse is increasingly becoming a matter of concern among adolescents and young adults. A rise in cases of drug abuse and alcohol, can be attributed primarily to stress, boredom, and social recognition and associated peer pressure.
Addiction of a substance starts with experimentation — the urge to “try”. It usually begins out of curiosity, imitation of peers, or in some cases, due to severe underlying stress. Initially, the use of the substance seems to solve the problem — makes life better. But with time, the use of the substance becomes a habit without which one feels restless, uneasy, and finds it extremely hard to concentrate on anything other than using the substance. What begins as a voluntary choice, turns into a physical and psychological need- a pathological obsession. …
While a lot of people were enjoying New Year’s Eve, somewhere from a geek’s desk a file was made public (intentionally), that detailed how almost all computers on the planet were facing a serious vulnerability.
On January 3, 2018, Google Project Zero made their security research available to the public, which explicitly mentioned root flaws in SoCs (System on a chip) of vendors which affected the likes of Intel, AMD, ARM, Qualcomm — the leading developers of computing processors. …