Saturday, June 27, 2009

ok, ID is getting better...

so ix-nay on the STD clinic, but i've still managed to enjoy ID a bit more than earlier this week. i think that mostly had to do with not being around a certain fellow, but then i saw how crappy he got treated by his attending...i felt sorry for him. no wonder he's a grumpy guy...he was getting bossed around by a woman younger than him (i assume). and i also believe that where he's from, men don't get told what to do by women, so i can just imagine...

one thing i have noticed...out of all the doctors that i've been around, the ID ones are the folks who don't wash their hands as much as they should. not ALL the ID folks, but just 2 of them off the top of my head, i have witnessed bad behavior! (trust me, i am ALWAYS washing hands and using the foams and gels and whatnot...i keep a bottle in my pocket.) for example, one of them was examining a patient's diabetic foot ulceration, poked his finger all up in it, and then GRABBED MY STETHOSCOPE TO USE. he didn't even ask. he just took it out of my pocket with his nasty gloved hand, used it, and gave it back to me. i was wearing gloves, but now omg my stethoscope was contaminated with freaking MRSA. i used copious amounts of antibacterial gel on it, let it dry, and then alcohol rubbed the hell out of it. ugh. so i suppose it's clean now, but i'm still pissed. and yes, the doc took off his gloves and didn't antibac-gel his hands. i guess it doesn't really matter, but i'm grossed out.

and now my friend K has convinced me that i need to go volunteer at the free clinic today. so i should get ready. egads!

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