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the best way to learn how to read an x-ray

4 May

Everyday.  Morning report with the trauma team.  In front of 2-3 nurses, 6-7 residents, 2 fellows, several attendings and faculty members.

Getting things wrong (or just missing things altogether) in front of all of your superiors is one of the best motivations to get things right the next time.  And repetition is key.  Two weeks of this, and I am actually starting to identify that little sliver of collapsed lung on the upper right (sounds easy; it’s not for me), what tubes are misplaced where in the chest, when one of the “rings” of the pelvis is misaligned.  Bullets are easier.  They light up like a Christmas tree.