Monday, 9 January 2012

Final Thoughts on Anesthesiology

1. I love the action parts. Got some pretty good lessons on CPR, intubation, and LMA. For the last two, I had the chance to perform them on actual patients. Not to mention I looked movie-cool while doing so :p

2. Critical care is complex. Naturally, I might add, because people don't end up in the ICU for simple problems. There's one case where a patient has type 2 diabetes, ARF, CHF, grade 2 hypertension, AND bronchopneumonia. There's also a patient with both liver rupture and kidney rupture due to road accident. These are mind-stimulating for learning, but I'm not sure if I have to handle them for the rest of my life.

3. Anesthesiologists, and nurse anesthetists, are mostly relaxed laid-back folks. This, I admire.

4. I don't like parents of babies who are hospitalized in the ICU. They (the parents) are very pushy and interrogative. Of course, I understand their concerns, but it really is irritating sometimes.

5. Although I like the OR actions, I don't very much like the beginning (prep) and the end (post-op follow-up). Plus, I don't really get the logic of anesthesiology. Or maybe that's because I haven't learnt the theory sufficiently. See, I would make a lousy anesthesiologist.

In conclusion, theory-wise anesthesiology is not my cup of tea. Experience-wise, though, it is my absolute favourite because it has taught me a lot of things that I had been looking forward to since I saw them in movies (hehe).

My credits shall go to every member of the anesthesiology crew but especially to the following two:


dr. Riza M. Farid, Sp.An, the head anesthesiologist my surrogate daddy!
He's a compassionate man and physician, and always maintains his composure. Witty when you get to know him better. Terrific teacher too.


Subarni, the head nurse anesthetist our big uncle.

1 comment:

  1. Wow..I knew dr.Riza..! He's still a resident when I was in anesthesiology clerkship in FK Unhas I agree that he was a terrific teacher..lol. He was a kind and funny but smart teacher. Salam hormatku untuk beliau ya...thank's much. Dr.Reini Meilani Isbach-Makassar.

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