For the first few months of my anaesthetics training, I’m going to be working on the intensive care unit. This is the area of the hospital where the sickest of the sick people end up. It’s hideously expensive to run (something like £3000 per patient per day) and it’s the place where they have the most staff and the most specialised equipment so we can try to keep people alive.
Patients on the intensive care unit (ICU) are literally fighting for their lives, so much so that often they don’t even have enough energy to breathe for themselves. I’m going to be working as part of the team responsible for helping them in their fight in every way we can.
Today is my first day and I’m really looking forward to it