I work for the doctors at the only "Level 1" trauma center for five northwestern states. What these trauma specialists can do consistently amazes me. I have to comb through their operative reports and imaging and... every day for our "beloved" insurance carriers, (DO NOT get me started!) and yet, every day, I am amazed at what these doctors, nurses, and others can, and must to do every day.
My cubicle is desktop to ceiling windows with a view of the approach path for the various helicopters (Navy, Coast Guard, LifeLift Northwest, etc). that land at Harborview Medical Center (3 just today).
I feel like I have PTSD just from having to pour through hundreds of medical records every week. What it must be like to be in the ED room with a patient who was just (enter traumatic incident here) and be responsible for saving this poor soul in the worst crisis of their life? Totally amazing.
And I bitch about getting up at 5 AM.#Perspective