09 March 2011

I feel dirty

I am on rotation at another hospital at the moment and one of our lecturers failed to show. Instead, I got to bond with some of my fellow students (for whom this hospital is home). One of them had a great horror story...

She was evaluating a patient in the ER who came in with priapism (a prolonged erection). Draining the organ was attempted, with no success. The student's attending then told her to "milk it." After some hesitation, she did as she was told. Another attending came by and asked her what on earth she was doing?! Turns out the first attending had been joking. The patient went on to surgery.

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