In simulation era, doctors' 1st try at a procedure should not be on real patient
from WBUR (opinion)
Most doctors never forget the paralyzing terror of their first invasive procedure. Dr. Charles Pozner, of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recalls the first time he placed a central line, which involves sticking an 8-inch-long needle into a patient’s jugular vein to place an intravenous line. He had never even seen it done before, but a chief resident offered him the opportunity after a long day working together.
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