Tuesday, September 19, 2006

When the small stuff becomes the big stuff...

Maybe I celebrated too much yesterday.

Today I almost killed a patient... well, not killed, but I did do something that had a huge potential for harm, and in a less stable patient could have been potentially lethal.

Thank God, no harm came to the patient. In fact, when I told him what had happened, he thanked me, saying he had more attention today and got to talk to a pretty girl longer today than any other day of his hospitalization (he is so sweet!)

But the fact remains that I did something completely terrifying to me, and worse, potentially harmful to my patient. I know we all make mistakes, but I guess I just expect more of myself.

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