Not always.And we usually eat way too fast.
If it is crowded you may have little time to eat as a doctor.
I have experienced a few services that there was just little time to take a break, but in England for example, it is now legally required to take 30 minutes break after 6 hours of work.The rules were introduced because there came upstairs especially with physician assistants that they could get little to no break. A number of medical errors have occurred and they were able to resolve this to the workload and that the doctors did not have a break.
A doctor was going to work one day, she was just getting ready from her maternity leave and started right with a busy service.She had worked for 12 hours without a break at the children’s Department. She had all the service Pieper, the pediatrician was not present, but she had the opportunity to call him for consultations, he sat in a conference. She also did not have to accompany a physician-assistant in training. She walked that day with 3 beeps (SEH, IC and division) and so all recordings and dismissal had to be arranged.
It was a very busy service.An hour or so before she had to transfer and go home went the beep and it was a crash call-a child had to be resuscitated. She went to the department and asked someone to confirm which child was going to. Said the resuscitation stopped and said that it had a non CPR policy. The child was 6 years old with Down’s syndrome and died.
She has finally come to court and has been found guilty of manslaughter… apparently they have been able to trace why this has been able to happen.
There have been a number of problems signalled
- Working pressure was enormously high; She was the only and experienced physician-assistant in training in the department and responsible for 3 units (SEH, ICU and Department)
- She had no back-up pediatrician with whom she could consult
- The lab and computers didn’t communicate well that day with each other so it was too late with results.
It did not mean that the child had kidney dysfunction-which was already a late symptom of his original reason for absorption 芒 鈧?虄 moderate dehydration/Gastroenteritis芒 鈧劉
Yeah the same room lay a child with a non-resuscing policy, and according to her it was a very emotional evening. When she said 芒 鈧?虄do not Resuscitate芒 鈧劉 no one has questioned her request further or asked if she was sure. Normally, anyone who is reanimating is supposed to agree to the decision to stop. And indeed, before it stops, someone should check if it’s the right patient.
This is a long story to your question, I know, but I just want to say, it’s important to take that 30 minute break anyway.For a moment, because anyway, if there is a mistake, this is often something that could have been avoided.