I just finished my first emergency room shift. Very cool. As expected the variety was amazing. First a pregnant woman stung by a bee, then a man who had just had a stroke, a woman with severe migraines and even a car accident. The pace waxed and waned through the night with times where I was juggling multiple things at once and also times where we just chatted about emergency medicine. Very cool.
I hope to post after most of my shifts this month, so stay tuned! Oh, and I did a spinal tap tonight (long needle into spinal column to sample the cerebral spinal fluid and check for a cranial bleed).