Tellu…Breckenridge Day 1 Recap

Day 1 reflection (s/p po EtOH): I sit here in this hotel thinking about what it was that I actually absorbed from the day. What sits with me, however, is on how many occasions that I see the medical errors presented in what I observe as well as what I do in my own practice. For the first half of the video about LB, I couldn’t help but think…”what would I have done differently.” Tachycardia and abdominal pain could easily be explained away by postoperative ileus. Nausea could have been attributed to the anesthesia. As I was watching this video, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have necessarily been concerned until day 3 when the tachycardia proved persistent and continued to elevate. To me, this was a reality check. “What’s the worst thing” is a statement that I have heard in medical school, but I feel that it has not been revisited thoroughly enough (at least in my case) in residency and will need to be something that I incorporate into my decision making more regularly.