The non-event worth a thousand successful proceduresBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7493.698 (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:698
- Tim McCormick, clinical fellow anaesthesia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton
The junior doctor's dilemma—how “happy” must you be with your diagnosis and treatment plan before you proceed without seeking a senior doctor's advice? I decided I needed to be happier, which proved to be the correct course of action.
The patient in question presented with shortness of breath, nothing new in a patient with known chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The radiographer arrived, and the resultant chest x ray looked like a large pneumothorax. I …