Education  |   November 2016
A Resident Log: Nights
Author Notes
  • From the Riverside University Health System, Moreno Valley, California. Arkore28@gmail.com
  • Accepted for publication May 27, 2016.
    Accepted for publication May 27, 2016.×
  • Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.
    Carol Wiley Cassella, M.D., served as Handling Editor for this submission.×
Article Information
Education / Mind to Mind / Education / CPD
Education   |   November 2016
A Resident Log: Nights
Anesthesiology 11 2016, Vol.125, 1068-1069. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001210
Anesthesiology 11 2016, Vol.125, 1068-1069. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001210
Filled with bedtime stories, prayers for safekeeping, kisses goodnight.
Childhood…gone.
Laying in the eerie call rooms, listening to the creaking of the giant fortress your shift binds you to.
You yearn for normalcy.
You yearn for the past.
Just as you delve into distant peaceful memories to take you far from the concrete walls… the shrill brings you back to reality.
The calls, the beeps, the sirens.
Each step toward the trauma bay fills that empty pit of your stomach with new uncertainty.
Each step raises your heart rate.
Each step brings fear.
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