I enjoyed myself immensely tonight at work.
Partly because it started off with a code. Yay! A real emergency!
Not just the usual "abdo-pain-NYD-and-bed-4-is-waiting-for-second-trop-then-they-can-go-give-this-guy-a-tetanus-shot-and-a-migraine-in-bed-5" start.
Then one of my favorite docs let me suture a stabbing victim's wounds up.
This is a unique opportunity for me because when I am suturing in the North there is no one around to look at my technique or results to give me feedback and suggestions. It's great to have someone else watch and tell me what I am doing right or wrong so the next time I am in the middle of nowhere Northern community suturing someone up at 2 am I'll feel slightly more confident.
The best part was the fact that the feedback was "You did a perfect job. Don't be so worried about your work, you're obviously a perfectionist. Very well done."
One of the other nurses said, "I suppose you don't wake the doctor up for sutures when you're up North hey?"
"Uhh...there are usually no doctors in the places I work...sometimes the nearest doctor is 4h away by plane..."
I guess when I say that I work in 'remote' places sometimes the logistics aren't totally conveyed.