So this is a fun story.
As you may recall, I had an ER simulation last week in lab. Here’s how that went down.
I enter the room, and there is already another poor sap doing his simulation. I scoot around to the station in the back of the room. I will script the rest.
Lab assistant: Pharmacy we need epinephrine [indescriminate dosage]!
Me: [watching other student]
Lab assistant: Where’s that epi, pharmacy?!
Me: …. OH. I’m Cathryn I’m the pharmacist! [begins fiddling with epinephrine syringe]
I then realize I don’t remember how to use the “easy syringe”. I open the box the wrong way and find that I’m staring down at an exposed needle and I have no way of getting the syringe out. The assistant hands me a new box and tells me how to open it. I again fail to operate the syringe and we move on to filling an IV bag. I DO THIS WITH EASE.
Lab assistant: Okay pharmacy we need a dopamine drip. What’s the rate on it pharmacy?
IV rate? NO PROBLEM. I calculate it. Then I stand there, unsure of whether or not I need to do anything with this IV bag. Meanwhile the lab assistants are shouting about how we’re losing Mr Burns and we can’t let the family in until he’s stable.
Finally, I tell them the rate and I’m done. Apparently.
It was kind of a train wreck and I probably killed the fake patient, but I was so done worrying about it that I giggled at myself the whole time. oh well!
I kept waiting for Dr. Cox to jump out and call me a labradoodle.