Saturday, April 12, 2008

weekend

abba!..at last the weekend has arrived and am quite happy about it..can just eat,sleep and relax a bit now....today had pretty hectic schedule in medicine wards..saw some very good hemiplagia [paralysis of same side arm and leg] and post tuberculosis lung collapse cases [yeah tb is still a major health hazard in this part of the world that too more now due to hiv]....overall it was quite a good learning experience both from exam point of view and patient interactions...two things that i have learned from past few years [3] from experience[ its a good teacher] is that 1) never treat your patients as a person with intelligence but as a person with emotions..2) always ask for their symptoms [their complaints] in such a way that they get a chance to choose from a set of options given by you without asking any leading question! [like its better to ask him the types of sputum by describing him all the types and tell him to describe rather than asking him the question directly]...today my plans are to watch untraceable movie and sleep!!!!!!

Revised national tb control programme [RNTCP]-national programme aimed at eliminating tb in india through DOTS(directly observed treatment under supervision) [successful to quite an extent]....such a centre in Bangalore is located only in our college!!

14 comments:

Ghost Particle said...

bro...u deserve ther rest man. life has turned into a marathon!

Big Pearls said...

get some rest.

brocasarea said...

@ ghost,big pearls...thanks for ur concern!!!:)

Single In The City said...

Yes I think we all need to take a rest! You more than others you are actually in rotation?

I will look into TB!!

Toodles

Single

brocasarea said...

@ single...guess none of the infectious diseases are a health hazard there!!!??

Grey said...

What?

Whatch up doc?

Single In The City said...

Most of the illnesses/sickness here is flu or whatever bug is floating around... I am sure there is some TB cases but not a lot that we hear about it all the time.

Most are picked up when people travel or is HIV/AIDS related. Maybe it is that I really don't get out much and I am not a new watcher sooooooo, I dunno!

S.

brocasarea said...

@ grey...???

@ single...ohk...flu is also a major health hazard [pandemics]

Meghna said...

Hi Pratap,
Great...after the hectic week you do deserve this break :P
BTW, I had a notion to do medicals when I grow older, actually my ambition is to become a doctor....but reading this, I'm making my mind once again :P

brocasarea said...

@ meghna..i say do it!!..this is just a part of it!!!

Adorable Pancreas said...

You're giving me SPM nightmares with DOTS!

brocasarea said...

@ adorable...psm itself is a nightmare!!!!!:D

Anvita said...

nice blog mate...quite informative....u'll see me around often :)

brocasarea said...

@ anvita...thanks:)