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Life and loathes of a new doctor

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 01 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:050265
  1. Stephen Goldie, preregistration house officer1
  1. 1Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Surgical shift night

Night 1 of 7

Time: 23:03

Number of venflons: 37 (it seems that many anyway)

Pyrexial patients: 7

I've just finished a grand round of the wards, writing up fluids and night sedation. How ironic that I will soon crave sleep while my patients are insomniacs. I make a mental note to prescribe paracetamol, anti-emetics, and temazepam as needed when clerking patients in.

Night 4 of 7

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