As the academic year comes to a close, it’s time to reminisce and inevitably cringe over this years adventures, memories and mishaps.
This course is very heavy on clinical placement hours as compared to study blocks, which is great as it gives you plenty of practical experience and time to get used to the theatre environment.
I was based at Glenfield hospital, which is one of the trusts which makes up the University Hospitals of Leicester. I was placed in General and Breast theatres, along with an occasional visit to Thoracic and Vascular theatres ? where i got to witness a below knee amputation!!
I have also watched laparoscopic procedures such as gall bladder removals or hernia repair, mastectomies, sentinel lymph mode biopsies and major Thoracic cases where i got to touch lung tissue and lung fibrosis nodules. It was sooo cool ?
Most days had me cracking up with laughter, like when a fellow student ODP disconnected a pressurised bag of Saline, which looked like it had burst its waters, resulting in a mini flood. ? HEHE
Applying for this course with no clue what it was not what it would entail, I am pleasantly surprised and enjoying every moment. I very much look forward to what the next year will bring. Totally ready to blog about them adventures!!
- Practice how to steer a bed,
- Always keep safety scissors and tape in your pocket,
- Get an early night,
- Don’t be afraid of trying something new,
- If in doubt, ask for help.
What are you guys looking forward to? Let me know in the comments.?