I started my second clinical experience on Monday at St. John's hospital here in Springfield. I am working in the inpatient rehab department and I have really enjoyed most everything about being there. My only complaint is that there are way more bodily fluids to be dealt with this clinical than the last one I went on.
Since I can't share a lot of details about the patients I am seeing, patient confidentiality and all, I thought that I would instead share other random unrelated facts that I learn throughout my two weeks in the hospital. In the last two days I have accumulated the following tidbits of knowledge (along with the source from which I acquired them):
**Drinking alcohol shrinks your testicles and decreases testosterone production --from a doctor to a patient
**When they put staples into you, often, you are awake and not numbed in the slightest --nurse practitioner
**If you need staples while in the hospital, they will order you personally a stapler, which is then your stapler --nurse practitioner
**To desensitize a amputation stump you should "slap it around a bit" --a patient