Archives for October 23, 2004

The Nurse’s Guide To Specialists

Head Nurse

Internal Medicine:

Fit, well-dressed, with a cholesterol of 130 and the oddest prescribing habits you’ve ever seen. If you need electrolytes repleted or your INR brought to its proper level (that’s a measure of clotting time that’s influenced by coumadin), the internal med specialist is your gal. Or guy. If you’re a nurse, having an internal med consult means that you’ll be cutting tablets into quarters and giving 7.5 milligrams of something that comes in a 25-mg dosage, but only on alternate Thursdays during the dark of the moon.

No mention of EM, but she’s stuck on the floor, so she doesn’t get to seen the best (hehe).

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