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Voices from the pandemic: a 33 year old anesthesiologist working in a Chicago hospital

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    skybrian
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    That's a powerful story. I do have a couple of questions, though. They are minor points of procedure and I'm sure there must be good reasons, but I wonder why he's running up the stairs, instead...

    That's a powerful story.

    I do have a couple of questions, though. They are minor points of procedure and I'm sure there must be good reasons, but I wonder why he's running up the stairs, instead of waiting and ready to go? And why doesn't the plexiglass box work?

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    1. cfabbro
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      Presumably because that's where the on-call room is, and when you're working 14 hour shifts, 6 days a week, in a super stressful environment like the ICU doing super critical procedures like...

      why he's running up the stairs, instead of waiting and ready to go?

      Presumably because that's where the on-call room is, and when you're working 14 hour shifts, 6 days a week, in a super stressful environment like the ICU doing super critical procedures like intubations, you take all the downtime you can get or you're liable to start making mistakes.

      He also never said the Plexiglass box doesn't work, just that he hasn't been able to use it yet for unspecified reasons.

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