Whenever I am in the Emergency Room and a critical patient comes in, one important attitude that I adopt is a ‘watch-dog mentality’.
Basically you quickly start to take care of the patient, figure out the diagnosis and formulate treatment plan and goals…….but the plan must be carried out in order for the patient to have a successful outcome.
At the same time, you may also have other patients who need your attention. You are basically multi-tasking patients. And you can’t forget it…always keeping the critical patient in mind.
It always keeps me out of trouble…..:)