If youre a surgery resident and haven’t read the book “Top Knife” You need to. I’m a little embarrassed I haven’t read it prior to now.

It is an amazing “textbook”. Its especially amazing to me in that it describes my thought processes when dealing with major trauma almost exactly. It supports my theory that while making surgeons may resemble making sausage, it’s amazing what a consistent product we turn out. The crucible of patient care and surgical training does a great job of creating safe thought processes and actions.

I present a no-win scenario. No matter what you do the patient is going to get sicker. Spans the time from 911 call to the ICU. Guest spot from Chewbacca and music from an album I made in the 90’s. Thanks for listening. JY

Discussion of the positives and negatives of experience, and the various tools to use to gain clinical proficiency when actual clinical experience is lacking. A tune I wrote and recorded at the beginning and end. Thanks for listening.

Sorry its been so long. I will do new podcasts talking about complex ICU and trauma clinical situations and my algorithms and beliefs on how you should handle them. Me on sax trying to do justice to My One and Only Love. Happy New Year!