Saturday, February 27, 2016

Post EOP exam

So last week, we had sit for our EOP exam for Orthopaedic and Emergency Medicine postings. Yeah, 2 postings in one go. I hardly able to breathe during these two postings.

Let me started with Emergency Medicine (EM) first because my first clinical exam was EM. So I got a case of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). The examiner told me to take a short history and then present the case to him. I thought it was a short case where we didn't need to take the history and all that, but unfortunately I did have to! (The rest of my friends didn't have to,only some of us). Different examiners had their own styles, so yeah. Then, he asked me to do CVS examination, interpret the ECG and discuss about the management. For viva, I got a pneumothorax case. Well, it was a Q&A session. I had done my very best so I leave the rest to the Almighty Allah to decide.

The next day was clinical exam for Ortho. As I mentioned before, Ortho wasn't really my forte. I didn't know why but it seemed like we didn't have much connection. For my short case, I got a fracture case at the midshaft of the femur and swelling of the knee. Towards the end of my short case exam, I hardly gave my provisional diagnosis. I was stunned and mute. I completely forgot about osteomyelitis (OM)! (Yes, it was OM case actually). I could only sighed and walked away, waiting patiently for my turn for viva. As for the viva, I felt like I was decapitated. I felt so bad. The question that I got was about brachial plexus injury but I didn't study much about it, hence, I had the instinct that I was going to fail terribly. Even the examiner asked me, "Did you go to the class?" "Oh, yes! Definitely! I even sit in the front row of the class." But, poor thing. I felt that I wanted to buried myself to the ground.

And as for theory, let's be honest. I suck. For both of them (especially Osce for Ortho & EM). Nevertheless, I prayed that I could pass both of these posting. I didn't want to repeat them :(

without wax,
haniyahaya :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wedding season

This month I had received so many wedding invitations from my friends. Just only last week, I had received two wedding invitations in a day! Say what?!! Hahaha. 
One was from my ex-high school classmate back then when I was in MRSM TGB. She will be the first one from our class who will be off from the market. Oh yeah! 

The other one was my ex- high school classmate back then when I was in MRSM Gerik, and he also used to study in TGB too. He will be the first one in our batch (MRSM Gerik) who will be getting married. 

And just now, I just received a text from my childhood best friend that she was just engaged and will be married soon. I was completely mesmerized. 


Well, one used to said that, after you passed the legal age to vote (here in Malaysia), you will:

1. received a lot of wedding invitations of your friends

2. be asked," when is your turn?" (read: when will you get married?)

As a matter of fact, I liked if I received no. 1 (refer to the statement above). But all the happiness and joy will be shattered into tiny pieces in a millisecond of time if you were being asked question no.2. *deep sigh*

Well, you know what, I'm not a witch nor fortune teller, where I could easily predict and tell how's my fortune will be. *flipped table*

I don't think that I will be getting married soon. Well, I have lots of things that I needed to take care of. Besides, I am still a student who are struggling very hard (exaggerated as always) to survive in medical school. I still needed to repay my parents for what they have done to me. As the eldest child in a family, I have a huge responsibility behind my back. 

Anyway, for all my friends who are getting married, I pray that Allah will grant you barakah (blessings) and descend His blessings on both of you and keep you united. Insha-Allah :)

without wax,
haniyahaya :)

p/s: I love weddings. Don't get me wrong, okay? Peace!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Basic Life Support (BLS) Course

Yesterday, I just attended the Basic Life Support (BLS) course for a day. It is compulsory for us in this posting to attend this course so that we were well-trained, so if there's any life-threatening emergencies, we can provide some help in a safe, timely and effective manner. Well, it is not necessary only those from the healthcare professionals to learn it, but I think everyone of us should learn it too; whether you have the medical background or not because we can save more lives. You will never know what you'll encounter in the future, hence you need to be prepared if you encounter such things. 

What we learnt from this course were about CPR, airway management, how to use AED, how to relieve choking in adults and paediatrics (infant and children) and many more. There were few slots in this programme. The first slot was like a briefing or some sort of like that. We've been given like the summary of what BLS was all about. Then, we had the practical sessions where we needed to practice on our skill on airway management and CPR. 

Simplified Adult BLS.
Source: American Heart Association
After that, we had the exam! Of course this was the scariest part of all! There were 2 exams; theory and practical. The theory comprised of 30 MCQs; we needed to choose one best answer. The passing mark was 26/30. So we were only been allowed to get at least 4 incorrect answers. Alhamdulillah, I managed to score 28/30. Well, I never aimed to get the full marks. I was just hoping that I could pass so I wouldn't need to repeat this thing again.

Next, we had the practical part. We need to perform CPR and airway management based on the scenarios given. On CPR station, I was being given a scenario of a 60 year old gentleman who was found unconscious at the car park. Alhamdulillah,it was good. I meant, I didn't have any trouble upon performing the CPR. Next station was airway management. Since I was among the last person to go to the station, hence the examiner didn't ask much. Alhamdulillah..Overall, I could answer all her questions.

Alhamdulillah, all of us managed to pass the BLS course (no need to repeat!yeay!).

That's all from me. I have sooooo many classes for tomorrow. 2 case presentations, 2 seminars, 2 tutorials and 1 bed-site teaching. Hopefully I will survive!

without wax,
haniyahaya :)