A Locum’s ScrapBook: The 24 Hour Cycle

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Editor’s Note:

I’m doing some perfusion traveling as I am taking my show on the road.  As such, every once in awhile I will be dropping a few notes and pictures of places visited, and observations made.  In a sense, the beginning of a scrap book on Open Heart Surgery in America (and other places if possible).

34 hospitals and counting (places I have put someone on CPB).

Enjoy 🙂

Frank

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To view the entire series- click here: A Locum’s ScrapBook.

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A Locum’s ScrapBook: The 24 Hour Cycle

 

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So when NOT in the operating room, whatever does one do?  The obvious comes to mind, make your surroundings- liveable for you (not to mention staying connected to the internet- because of countless forms and credentialling issues, banking, etc…), find places to eat, check out the local scenery, don’t get bored and spend too much $$$

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Make friends with “The Hotel People”

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Meet Zena & Kelly- 2 Very cool people doing an extraordinary job 🙂

In this case, find a hotel that fits your needs.  Candlewood Suites in Hot Springs Arkansas is a great place to stay.  The clerks at the front desk are your best friends.  If you are getting important mail, they get it to you.

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If the room doesn’t work, they will get you a better one!  Or…  if you haven’t talked to another living breathing soul- they are there to chat with.  Money isn’t the only reason to choose a hotel- location is indeed EVERYTHING (2 minutes door to door to get to the OR to put someone on bypass for an emergency).

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Familiar turf…

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And…

Stay close to the people you love!

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Hey… Ya gotta do what you gotta do…

Note… the multi-colored hearts

This beats an On-Line B-day card 🙂

 

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Use Photoshop to turn the mundane picture- into a WORK OF ART 🙂

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Make adjustments…  This was a last second dash via phone and google!  (It seemed that no bakery in our new town was available for cakes.

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And of course you will need some Chill Pics 🙂

 

The shameless underwater  GoPro SELFIE!

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The Family Visit 🙂

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The hotel is “Pet Friendly”  My boy Elroy!

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Fisherman’s Wharf for lunch

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Some beautiful scenery in Hot Springs! (4 of 5 of our Kidz…)

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What it’s ALL about!

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DON’T!  Hibernate!!!!

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Check out the scenery and local attractions- you are here for a reason- to help others live, in the process you need to get a slice of that pie as well 🙂

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Here is that Slice of Life!

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Enjoy the day!  I’m sure there is an operation just around the corner 🙂

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