So after just finishing a manic 3 week attachment at one of the busiest A&Es in London I thought I’d reflect on what I’ve learnt.
1. Always look before crossing the road After seeing a number of patients hit by cars/lorries/buses/bikes I have realised the damage they can do and just how common incidents are. Obviously not all of them were avoidable but taking the time to look properly before crossing the road could save you a lot of trouble. If you are from the rest of Europe remember to look the other way (we drive on the other side!) I spent all three weeks being obsessively extra careful when crossing the road, knowing that my consultant would really not appreciate me being the trauma patient!