Saturday, 23 July 2011


Last night I had a horrible work-nightmare.

In this nightmare I was in a ward and all of a sudden a patient (who just happened to be on a cardiac monitor) went into VT and then VF. I couldn't do anything about it. All my limbs felt like lead and I lost my voice. I couldn't call the help, couldn't bleep the crash team and I couldn't move close to the patient to help. It was awful. I woke up with my heart racing.

It's so strange because I've been at a crash call before and was fine. It was a bit scary, but I didn't freeze like in my nightmare.

Here's to hoping that I don't freeze up in real life.

Dr Sunshine xXx

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog last night while reading 101 in 1001 lists !
    It's nice to see your posts about being a new doctor. I have been a cardiac tech in hospitals for years :) and trust me :) We will give those lead arms a nudge in the right direction when needed.

    I have totally had ACLS dreams/nightmares
    makes you wanna study more :)