Everything leaves evidence of its presence. Bears, birds, plants, even dolphins leave some sort of tracks. People who work in medicine are no different. Here’s how you can track them.
1 – Anesthesiologist/Anaesthetist
These are tough critters to find, as they are very good at minimizing the tracks they leave and/or covering up their trail. Often found administering medicine with a very fine gauge needle in exactly the right place, sometimes the only way to prove that an Anesthesiologist has been there is by finding no trail at all:
An ER nurse will often leave its mark on the largest and/or most accessible vein. Not too difficult to find if located soon enough after they’ve been by, check for a single pink dot or – if you’re lucky – the tiniest bruise.
These are rare but fortunately they leave very vivid and long-lasting trails. The Trainee Paramedic can be found using any gauge of needle on any part of the body they think could possibly have a vein running through it:
- “Okay, I think that’s a vein.”
- “It’s in but there’s no blood coming out.”
- “I’m really sorry if that’s uncomfortable.”
- “Did I go right through?”
- “Just hold this gauze here, I’m really sorry about that.”
- “I think I need to go in a little further.”
- “I definitely got it this… wait, nope.”
Keep this list handy so the next time you’re in or near a hospital or clinic you can easily identify what kind of medical professional has been starting IVs on the people around you!