October 4, 2004

newborn nursery

Today was my first day of my pediatrics rotation. Six weeks at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), the county "safety-net" hospital and major trauma center for the Twin Cities area. This week I'll be in the newborn nursery and this afternoon learned how to do a newborn exam on a one day old little guy. Haven't ever seen a baby quite that little before. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to examine a brand newborn. Met a guy in the elevator today from Ethiopia who could speak Russian to another family in the elevator, apparently because he spent some time in 1980 in Moscow as part of training in the Ethiopian air-force. Interesting character.

Christie is working on a presentation she has to give Wednesday for her critical care seminar. She is nervous about a couple tests that are coming next week.

Posted by vand0527 at October 4, 2004 9:23 PM