WEEK in the LIFE of a DOCTOR: Vlogging in the Hospital

Hey guys, I’m Siobhan a second-year medical resident this is going to be such a bizarre week So what figured I would document it and have you guys come along with me? I’m currently on my night flow rotation, which means that everything’s flipped I’m working at night and I’m sleeping during the day and I’ve got a huge amount of responsibility now as a second-year resident Admitting all the patients over night and being responsible for my team So if you haven’t seen my last video where I take you through a night in Detail and tell you what I’m doing check it out. I’ll leave the link above Well emori my scrubs better get going starting at 5:00 p.m. Tonight As a senior resident overnight I’m Overseeing the medical students and first-year residents that are on-call as a team were Responsible for admitting all the patients being admitted to the internal medicine service pretty much anyone who doesn’t need urgent surgery I briefly see all the patients but then the junior members of the team do a very detailed assessment Then I review their work and provide some feedback for their learning Plus, I’m responsible for any code blues or emergencies that happen up on the ward. I Got paged about a patient on the ward who’s got a blood pressure of about 70 over 48, but the problem is they don’t have a lot of IV access So, I’m actually heading back down to the ICU. I’m gonna get the ultrasound I’m gonna get a bunch of things and Then put a central line on the ward and we can give her all the medication and fluid she needs Right got all my supplies Heading upstairs, I just need to get the ultrasound Just finished up with the central line now the patient can get all the electrolytes need some replacement blood and fluids, so She’s gonna be feeling a heck of a lot better Anyway, let’s go down to back to the emergency department I’m dreading to find out how many patients are waiting. We need to see you me totally in a backlog now 920 now, I’m just leaving the hospital man. I’m feeling totally Exhausted right now just wiped out think running up and down Having some sick patients and then in the morning trying to divide up the patient and deal the staff Yeah, I just felt it felt busy. Now. I’m gonna crawl into bed and sleep during the day Morning guys It’s 7:00 p.m. I’m not at opeth morning. It’s so confusing when you wake up at this time. My parents are coming for dinner which is gonna be like my breakfast and they’re gonna be here soon, which is why I actually set an alarm and Then my plan is to be staying up all night and being productive and make it like my day So let’s stay. Let’s try to do that So my parents just got here using my parents We’re just heading for dinner now, I think what love is dude yeah Okay, perfect. The food was great and it was awesome building with my parents Before I could lose my motivation. I got myself to the gym Now onto a night of studying And if you make begins heading upstairs to meet the team for tonight Okay, so I’m just getting back to the consult room I was in the emergency department, the emerge doctor stopped me and told me that he’s got a consult of a Patient who is quite confused so I’m gonna get my junior medical resident to help me out with that So I’ll first call them and I’ll tell you guys both about the consult All right. So, this is David. He is one of the junior medical resident suites in his first year same position I was in last year guys And I basically have a consult for you. This is an older patient who’s come into the emergency department And became really confused We’re not quite sure why they did blood work. We’re seeing quite a low sodium so that could explain it But basically our job is gonna be figuring out What’s causing this low sodium? Yeah, is there anything else that we’re missing in terms of what’s causing? This confusion. Okay. All right, if you’re concerned about it, let me know. We can look at it together But otherwise, let me know and we’ll review it when you’re done. Sounds good. Perfect. Okay meanwhile, while David starts working in the consult I go over and actually eyeball or see the patient and make sure that their Hemodynamically stable meaning their blood pressure their heart rate. Everything is stable and we can take our time figuring out what’s wrong Nothing needs to happen immediately All right to review yeah, let’s do it Okay, so tell me the story. Why do you think is causing this hypernatremia? Well, I think in her case, that you know, she’s had some general decline in function It might be that she’s not been eating that well, but you know There’s some other investigations and I think that we should do just to make sure that we’re ruling out anymore You know concerning or scary causes that could be involved here. Yeah, absolutely 9:30 one more night successfully completed and ready to go home Get a good night good at it get get a good nap. Oh my gosh, look at that. I can’t even talk time for bed So that’s what my backwards week has been like I guess you guys didn’t get to see a whole week But you could imagine every other night same thing the routine just continues and I become this nocturnal being So anyway, it’s a lot better than the 26 hours. I was doing a lot last year I still do a little bit of that disuse that will come up again but not as terrible and if you’re interested in seeing what that was like check out this video in that video and you’ll See what it’s really like to be up for 26 hours Anyway, let me know in the comments what you’re thinking. I would love to be able to hear from you guys Otherwise, I’ll be chatting with you guys next week. So bye for now

100 thoughts on “WEEK in the LIFE of a DOCTOR: Vlogging in the Hospital

  1. Omg I can’t explain how much I love your channel and YOU! Just subscribed and can’t wait to see more! So interesting to be apart of your everyday work!

  2. Just subscribed! You have such an amazing personality and ora! I'm currently a sophomore in college studying to apply into nursing and sonography, and it's really hard to find inspiration sometimes. Thank you for all the great videos!

  3. Recently came across your channel! Most of my life I've been in and out of hospitals and Doctor's appointments, and so its always interesting to me to see what Doctor's go through on a day to day basis! Here's a bit of a background on my case. I am a 31 year old with Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus with a VP shunt. Up until this week, It'd been 15 years since I had a neurosurgeon to monitor my shunt. 15 years ago my original shunt malfunctioned and was replaced. After having visited the ER due to some really bad headaches, my first initial thought was maybe this was an onset of shunt issues. So my question is…if there was in fact an issue with my shunt, is there usually a neurosurgeon on call to perform the emergency procedure/surgery, or how would that work?

  4. Hey, I just started watching your videos and they are amazing! You have so much talent and energy. I was wondering if you could make a video about some of the terms like 'hanover' or 'consultation' and what happens during these periods and what they are. Keep up the awesone lifesytle you have!

  5. You're such a role model! I wish I could have your work ethic. I'm sure your patients appreciate your hard work and kindness 🙂

  6. I’ve been watching your videos recently because my sister is a surgeon and I’ve always been interested at how everything goes (aside from seeing it in grey’s anatomy). Can’t wait for more videos

  7. You do Monday night, not tuesday then Wednesday!?! That's so weird!!! It would make more sense to do Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday!!! I work 4 days a week, so will do 4 nights in a row 😀

  8. Im hoping to be a nurse when im older my mum works in a hospital im only 11 but my mum sleeps in the day and works at night most of the time 😂💓

  9. I’m loving these videos! VERY well done to you for working so hard. I’ve always wanted to be a midwife but working in a hospital is also something ide love to do so watching these are amazing xx

  10. What the general idea within the medical community in your area on the "opioid crisis"
    Im just curious how ot may differ from the US. As someone who depends on these meds to function after a REALLY bad accident i have found it to be a headache, if not impossible to find treatment these days.

  11. First of all…. I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS!! I want to become a doctor when I grow up. Anyway, after your residency what kind of doctor are you planning to become??

  12. You're so relaxing and informative to watch. Being someone who is not in the medical field whatsoever, its great to watch you and your smiley face 🙂

  13. Love the videos, but it would be cool to see more of what you are doing during the day. I know it might be difficult as it does get quite busy at timse which is understandable. 💙

  14. I’m a respiratory therapist I work full time night shift, thinking of going back to school either for healthcare or business administration. How do you stay so motivated to do all the work you need done on your days off and maintaining a social life??? I feel like a zombie on days off but I like night shift so much more.

  15. I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL! I found it not too long ago and i have loved it! Im only 11 but i want to look at what every career looks like! You are so happy and peppy and its incredible to see that! Much love❤️

  16. Love your videos! It makes me understand why things are the way they are in the hospital when we need help. This is so helpful to understand that we are not just laying in the hospital feeling like we are gonna die and wondering where the Dr is.

  17. It feels good knowing that there are doctors like you that are such kind hearted individuals and sooooo intelligent! Keep up the great work!

  18. You literally look so much like Chelsea Halfpenny who plays Alicia Munroe in Casualty, it's actually crazy how similar you look 😳

  19. I’m up at 3am watching this thanks to two words you never like to read together…biliary colic. Too bad my gallbladder can’t go with you on your next night rotation…

  20. I'm a PGY2 myself. Been watching these great videos while on call:). Each time the pager in the video goes off, I think it's mine, lol.

  21. Your videos are the best videos I’ve ever seen. I love the way that you are so kind to everybody. Even though I’m only 13-year-old girl I would love to become a doctor one day. Love the vlogs keep them up. You inspire me every day

  22. What happened with the patient who had confusion and low sodium? My interest is I do PT & OT and see geriatric patients.

  23. I flashed a big smile when you said you were having dinner with your parents and then when you actually showed your parents. I love how you talk to your staff and show great leadership without being a dictator lol. We all know the type

  24. I really don't know how I found you on YouTube, but damn I'm glad. 😂 For some reason your videos are so relaxing to watch and they're so interesting!!! I've been being watching your videos 😂

  25. I love watching these videos that are so helpful! Ive always wanted to be an er doctor with pederiatrics now that i watch these videos ik what sort of thing im going to get into!😀😊😊

  26. What’s funny is at 4:28 when the alarm on your phone went off it was also 6:30 AM my time, which is typically when my alarm goes off, but I’m knocked out with the flu right now so I don’t have to get up 😁

  27. I remember it was last year I got a patient with confusion state too. When I examined him few days later after he got better, I noticed that he also had sensory aphasia, very mild. Then I told my colleagues but no one believe me.. Until the CT Scan came and voila… I got this strange S.O.L mass 😂😂 right at the memory and language processing area hohoho (I don't know at this point I should be happy or sad 😂)

  28. I am 11 and have always wanted to be in the medical field and when I ask my friends if they want to do like doctor stuff??? They are like what why I always wanted to be a pediatric nurse at a children’s hospital. I love your channel totally gonna sub.

  29. Do you live in Canada because in Ontario where I live we have very very similar buses basically the same except the design of the coin deposit area.

  30. I can’t wait to see her become an attending and then a fellow. I can’t wait to see what her future has in store for you! You have such an upbeat and amazing personality

  31. I want to be a doctor when I get older, and your videos inspire me even more! You are one of the only channels that I have discovered that shows what the hospital is like behind the scenes! Love your videos!

  32. I love these videos so much! I would really like to see a video about you, though. Keep killing it girl! ❤️

  33. I'm glad I'm not the only one who realized your mother looks more like your sister! Girl, you got those good genes!

  34. Hey Siobhan – what hospital are you working at? I recognized the Oakville bus and I saw your MacMaster University sweater, I think u are very near to where I live

  35. Night shift when you get off work and if you have 2 consecutive days off it's best to go to sleep for 5 to 6 to hours Then you can still do things out through the day. Im A night shift export and don't recommend working night shift. Get sleep with industrial ear plugs for loud machine equipment green ear plugs with Cord, especially if you sleep during the day works good at night to. Black out curtain number 4. HOWARD LEIGHT MAX LITE CORDED FOAM DISPOSABLE EAR PLUGS LPF-30 you can keep using them until the foam doesn't expand quickly, or ear wax build up stuck to it, or you can hear clearly with them in. Just make sure you have couple of alarms set on vibration 2 or 3 alarms, those ear plugs work really good. O yeah yes corded so if emergency services comes in to your place for whatever reason and your not responding they know it's not an medical issue and that you have ear plugs in so the don't call and waist resources for no reason.

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