Fun Times during a Full Moon
Diagnosed a man with REALLY ACTIVE TB and now my team and I all have to get PPDs in eight weeks. Awesome.
Had to hide a medicine wards intern and med student in the ID workroom from a discharged patient who was stalking them in the hospital. And had to teach him and his co-intern and their med student how to contact the sheriff and get this person detained. I texted my old ER co-intern and DZ because the ER handles wild shit like this on the daily to make sure I didn’t miss anything. DZ thought I was the one in trouble, aww. Thankfully the guy got caught!
Patient refused to open his mouth to confirm a diagnosis of esophageal candidiasis until we got him Dilaudid. We had to start treatment with fluconazole empirically.
I swear we had like five consults all for endocarditis and they are all crashing in the ICU what the hell.