It happened a lot during the placement today, but the most epic and neat part was when I was given the opportunity to join one of my patients operations!
I actually lucky enough to follow the entire chain: from the Surgery Ward, into the Anesteshia Room and there tell my patient that I would be there during the whole process and be there when he woke up, into the Operating Room and then to the Recovery Area.
In the Operating Room, it was a lot of things going on. The surgery that was performed was called right-insertion of tubial nail. The operation lasted about 4 - 4,5 hours and the surgical team consisted of a total of 10 people, where 4-5 surgeons were included. I have seen a lot of videos of different operations being done, but it was very special to see an orthopedic operation live, since there are always very much tugging, drilling and cutting to be able to get the metal inserted as good as possible. Meanwhile, there are of course a lot of blood loss for the patient, but everything went fine and the team did a really great job, I was very impressed!
The operation was really exciting and it felt incredible to have been lucky enough to have gotten that opportunity to follow one of the patients surgical process from the ward and back again!
About the picture of today: I had to switch to operating clothes and of course, I also had a mask to cover my face during the operation as well. The second picture shows the view from one of the staff nurses rooms at Walsall Manor Hospital! Lovely inner garden, isn't it? :)