About Me

Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

Friday, October 17, 2008

I feel like......................Chicken Tonight1

The problem:
You are a Medical student, on a surgical block. You are staying at the attachment. There are 8 of you down there. You want something to do in the evening vaguely Uni related but also relaxing (i.e. not examination).

The solution:
Get the A+E Teaching Guy to give you suture kits and tools, and all of you sit watching Silent Witness whilst lacerating and then repairing the wounds to the muscular layer and the superficial fat /skin layer......................of a multipack of chicken thighs and drumsticks.

The cost:
£1.50 for the chicken, and whatever the NHS pay for sutures and single use tools.

The pictures:
To follow


Elaine said...

What a brilliant use of your time. Fun but a lot of work under your belt - the tying of knots without looking and placing your sutures in a lovely neat line.

No patient will appreciate what you have gained there, but I can tell you that the patient CERTAINLY notices when a somewhat botched job has been done - I wouldn't let that person sew up a hem in my trousers!

Ms-Ellisa said...

Oooh chicken- nice... I'll remember it when in surgery rotaion, because we practiced stitches on a gauze taped to the counter, and it was neither relaxing nor beneficial. Not to mention that the gauze wouldn't stick off the counter in the end.

Dragonfly said...

Chicken is good. As are pigs trotters, or neoprene.
Still...nothing compares to the heel of a man who has not worn shoes for 5 years. *Dark memories*