Sunday, 6 July 2014

Killing my first patient, bills galore, and more exams :(

Evening all!

Ok so maybe it was a slightly over dramatic title.....I didn't kill a real person! Don't worry!

We were doing clinical skills scenario training where we have a 'sim man' who has veins, a pulse, makes sounds etc. The scenario (Trauma followed by a severe allergic reaction to a medication) was going very well and we were doing everything right. We quickly recognised it as an anaphylactic reaction and decided we should give adrenaline. Technically this is correct. However the nurse running the training was a bit tricky and handed me the wrong adrenaline! He gave me the adrenaline for when the patient is dead which you give into veins. We wanted the adrenaline to give into the muscle, like an Epipen. Stupidly I gave the adrenaline into the vein and 'killed' the patient. On the upside, I'll never forget the management of anaphylaxis!

Anyhow! Drama over! Sewing wise I am currently making some bunting for a friend.

I mentioned in the last post I had been commissioned to make some bow ties for a ball. Here is the prototype:

The boys wanted them changed up a bit so I have drawn my own pattern which I'll upload here when I have finished exams.

I also need to buy some fabric for the babies arriving in August and September, although money is not very abundant at the moment. If only I would win the lottery!!!

Speaking of money Bear (my housemate) and I currently have the stress of sorting our house bills out. The 2 fab boys we lived with have moved out and we have gained some equally as fabulous new housemates! However the boys used to manage all the bills and housey things. Bear and I are really struggling. So far we have managed to switch gas/electric provider and pay our water bill. We still cant get our head around the internet/phone. Its a nightmare! Not the stress we need right now whilst revising for our finals!

So while you are all enjoying the glorious sunshine and summery weather spare a thought for us med students still stuck inside revising! No summer yet for us! There is however lots of yummy food and revision snacks!.......and a little bit of 24 series2!
Speaking of yummy here is a cheeky hake supper I knocked up this weekend, complete with dauphinoise potatoes!

Hope you all enjoyed the weekend!
Charlotte x

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