Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sometimes Good Enough is Just Fine

It's absolutely fine to critique young physicians in their fellowship when you're the established physician who is demonstrating techniques in a procedure. But it may be wise to accept the fellow's placement of a needle and then a guide wire into a major vein if it's within acceptable parameters, even if it's not exactly the spot you prefer to place it. Because when he does it the first time, then has you pull it out, tell him exactly where it should go, and lecture on the technique to do so, but it takes you a quarter-hour and a lot more attempts to actually achieve the same thing..............

Let's just say I'm sure he'll remember you.

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